House Cleaner / Sous Chef || British Embassy

  • Harare

British Embassy

DUE : 15 NOV 2022

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Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Cook/Chef

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job
The residence team performs an important role in representation of the British Embassy in Harare with the residence sous chef/house cleaner playing a vital role in this dynamic team. The residence team is dedicated to creating memorable guest experiences through provision of excellent housekeeping, maintenance, food and beverage service and general official hosting.
The residence sous chef/house cleaner position is one that is challenging and rewarding, requiring a proactive and flexible individual who pays close attention to detail.

Roles and responsibilities
Main job function is to assist the head chef in preparation and cooking of international cuisine catering for varying official events at the Residence ranging from; breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, receptions and buffets as well as preparing daily meals for the Ambassador and family.
Ability to adapt to different guest dietary requirements and have knowledge in preparation of vegetarian and vegan menus. Must have knowledge of modern cuisine and cooking techniques.
Provide cover in the absence of head chef when needed.
Secondary job function is household cleaning of the residence private and public areas.
Ensuring the residence remains in good working order, reporting faults and maintenance issues regularly.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience

At least two years’ work experience in professional kitchen as a line cook/cook/chef or sous chef position.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Responsive to guest needs/feedback, ability to work flexible hours and remain calm under pressure.
Ability to work effectively and in a supportive manner within a team.
Pays close attention to detail.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Previous work experience in an international standard hotel/lodge, diplomatic residence or equivalent.
Experience in pastry/dessert station
Understanding of local/seasonal produce
Experience in Housekeeping and/or Food and Beverage service

Required behaviours
Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
Application deadline: 15 November 2022
Grade: S3
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 48
Duration of Post: 36 months
Region: Africa
Country/Territory: Zimbabwe
Location (City): Harare
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Salary Currency: USD
Salary: USD 996.45
Start Date: 1 January 2023
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Working patterns:
48 Hour Work Week. Selected candidate must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime as and when needed.

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Additional information
Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Harare are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Zimbabwe.

All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.

Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.

Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.

Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.

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Successful candidates not resident in Zimbabwe will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.

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