Recruitment for hospitality people

Job Title: Chef Grade II - Co Dublin

Location: Dublin

Salary: €25,000 – €35,000

Reference: CS358

Job Purpose

The Chef Grade II   is a chef within the organisation reporting to the Senior Chef and accountable to the Catering Officer.

General Accountability

  • Assist in maintaining awareness of our values throughout the Hospital in relation to all Catering activities.
  • Support the Senior Chef and Catering Officers in developing and maintaining best practice in the management of Catering Department.
  • Assist in reviewing and updating Policies, Procedures and Systems that support the needs of the hospital.
  • Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the Values of the Hospital.

Outline of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To practice high standards of personnel hygiene at all times in terms of grooming and the wearing of proper attire.
  • Be aware of current HACCP and ISO 340 Legislation and participate in the HACCP Team meetings. Ensure the staff are complying with required legislation.
  • Set a good example with regard to punctuality, attendance, attitude and interest to your work.
  • Follow efficient and effective work methods in line with hospital specifications.
  • To prepare, cook and present food to the highest standard at all times.
  • To be innovative with new menus and food.
  • To prepare & cook healthy and innovative Salad/Sandwiches/ready to eat foods for sale in the Restaurant & Coffee Dock.
  • Presentation of all food is to be creative.
  • To be creative with new ideas & recipes, and be able to work of own initiative.
  • To be flexible when consulted about the rota by the Senior Chef to help provide adequate cover in the most effective manner.
  • To cater for functions & events in the Hospital, as advised by the Senior Chef.
  • Attend training courses when required.
  • To report all accidents or near misses to the senior chef and catering officers.
  • Ensure safety measures are in operation within the kitchen and to maintain equipment and appliances in good condition.
  • Attend Kitchen meetings and read up on minutes of meetings held in your absence.
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Key requirements:

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and network with all levels and stakeholders in the organisation.
  •  Have initiative, diplomacy and analytical skills necessary for anticipating changes that are required and persisting until those changes are implemented.
  • Have excellent organisational, administrative, resource and time management skills; the ability to multi task, combined with the ability to prioritise and delegate.
  • Have the ability to work independently on his/her own initiative and as a member of a team.
  • Have good decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Be flexible and have an on-going positive acceptance of and adaptability to changes in the services.
  • Have the ability to build effective working relationships with others, co-operate with colleagues to achieve goals and is sensitive to their needs.
  1. Hours of work:
  • Normal working hours are 39 hours per week Mon- Fri. On occasion you may be requested to work weekends. Your contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8am-8pm over seven days to meet the requirements for extended day’s services in accordance with the term of the Framework Agreement.
  • The appointment is Permanent


  • Remuneration is in accordance with the salary scale approved by the Department of Health & Children.  

If this sounds like the role for you please apply below with your CV in confidence.

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