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Sous Chef

The Jura Hotel

Isle of Jura, Scotland

£9/hour; approx 40-50 hours per week, accommodation provided


November 2012


Cook in the most beautiful spot in Britain
This is an excellent role for a experienced chef looking for a unique working environment.

You will assist the head chef in preparing specials and menu dishes and and also (on head chef's days off) often work under your own initiative running lunch and/or dinner services. You therefore need to be an excellent team-worker, able to work under instruction, but also frequently be able to work under your own initiative and lead the kitchen team.

Responsibilities include:
- preparation, plating and presentation of everything leaving the kitchen - effectively managing your team - keeping health & hygiene records - ensuring that the kitchen is cleaned down properly at the end of the meal shift - monitoring & ordering of stock - choosing & preparing daily specials for the menu


You will have lots of experience cooking in a commercial kitchen and a desire to learn and take on responsibility. You should hold a Basic Food Hygiene qualification and be ready to put it into action.
You will be a good team-player, able to work effectively under a head chef but also to lead a team in a calm and supportive manner. You will be able to keep cool under pressure and take responsibility for your kitchen, monitor & order stock, plan and prepare daily specials, and communicate well with the waiting and bar teams and wider hotel and management teams.

This role involves early starts and late finishes so you need to be responsible and reliable.

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About us
The Isle of Jura, in the Inner Hebrides, is the place to get away from it all – it is a breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful place, which suits many people but doesn’t suit others! There is one pub (in the hotel), one shop, 6000 deer and 200 inhabitants. Everyone is genuinely very friendly and sociable but if you like to spend your weekends at nightclubs or the shops, this is not the place for you. On the other hand if you love the outdoors, walking, cycling and being in the fresh air, this could suit you perfectly.

The Jura Hotel is the only hotel on the island of Jura. As it holds the only pub on this island of only 200 people, the hotel is one of the focal points of island life. The hotel has seventeen bedrooms which are sold on a bed-and-breakfast basis. During the busy summer months we serve up to 80 covers each evening. 

The hotel is owner-managed by a young couple and employs a team of about twenty-five full- or part-time staff.  Accommodation is provided cheaply in or near the hotel.