Hospitality Trainer & Assessor - Professional Cookery - Crawley

Crawley, West Sussex
17 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
PositionHospitality Trainer & Assessor - Professional Cookery
Salary£21,225 + 25 Days Holiday + Pension + Expenses + Flexible Benefits
HoursFull-time, Monday - Friday 9-5pm

Our Skills & Learning business is one of the UK's largest private sector providers of vocational and skills training working in partnership with major employers across the Service and Engineering sectors to help develop their people.

We're proud to be an award winning team, having picked up numerous accolades for the quality of our training. We're also recognised by Ofsted as a 'Good' training provider with expert staff who are well trained and supported effectively by their managers.
With ambitious growth plans, it's not surprising that we're looking for exceptional people to join our team.

We are now seeking to recruit a talented and motivated individual to join us as Hospitality Trainer & Assessor, delivering a range of qualifications including Professional Cookery, Food Production & Cooking and Hospitality Supervision and Leadership in the Crawley

This position is field based with travel across the region and is open to qualified and non-qualified Assessors. We offer full training for retail professionals who would like to become a Trainer/Assessor.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate and will allow you to work independently, manage your own time and to draw on your retail expertise to provide learners in their workplace with the support and training they need to enable them to realise their
full career potential.

Key Accountabilities:
*Visiting learners in the workplace delivering teaching, learning & assessment towards their apprenticeship framework, including functional skills qualifications
*Maintaining documentation on teaching, learning and assessment within the e-portfolio system
*The assessment, progression and completion of learners in line with Awarding Organisation code of Practice and Quality Assurance framework
*Building and developing relationships with employers
*Identify and engage potential employers and learners onto Apprenticeship Programmes
*Ensure quality systems and processes are complied with at all times
*Manage own caseload to achieve timely completion rates for learners
*Comply with and promote Health, Safety & Environment, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and Welfare & Safeguarding Policies at all times

Minimum requirements are:

*Demonstrable professional cookery industry expertise working to supervisory or management level
*GCSE A-C maths & English or equivalent
*To possess excellent organisational skills and a professional demeanour
*Have a valid driving licence and your own car, with a willingness to travel within the region
*To be self-motivated and possess a flexible approach
*Focused on delivering targets set
*Ability to work in and adapt to a changing environment and strong time management

The Ideal candidate:
-Vocational Background. Must have experience in preparing complex dishes. Food preparation - meat, poultry, meat, vegetables. Preparing sauces. fillet fish, butchery, deserts from scratch etc
-Minimum 2 years supervisory / management experience within a kitchen where role involves managing/supervising staff ex: Pubs/Hotels/Restaurants/ contract catering
-Ideally we are looking for an experienced head or sous chef who is keen to move in to an assessor role. Someone who has managed a team and used to overseeing others work.
-We would also consider Catering Managers as long as they have previous experience as a chef


- Ideally Level 3 qualified however will also consider candidates with the vocational
experience who can demonstrate the required competencies
-A1,CAVA or TAQA qualification (desirable)
-PTLLS (desirable)
-Ability to function at a minimum of Level 2 in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT unless already obtained previously. Level required is equivalent to at least C grade in GCSE

Salary & Benefits
*A starting salary of £21,225pa
*Probationary increase to £21,755pa
*Un-capped Bonus/Incentive schemes
*35 Hours per week (flexible working)
*25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
*Business mileage scheme
*Company car scheme option after 18 months
*Pension scheme
*Flexible benefits options such as childcare vouchers

Offers of employment are normally subject to satisfactory references and any other required pre-employment checks. In certain circumstances, successful applicants will need to satisfy security clearance requirements.

Application Information
Please include a detailed CV with a full work history. Please also ensure you provide an explanation for any gaps in employment.
Due to the high level of response we normally receive, if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.