Assistant Chef

Job details
64 Altenburg Gardens, London, SW11 1JL
Closing date: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 16:00
£24,345 pro rata plus 5% pension contribution
Contract type: 
Working hours: 
35 hours per week, Monday – Friday
Reports to: 
Chef Trainer
Contact email address:
Contact telephone number: 
020 7924 2949

Do you have cooking experience and are looking for a fulfilling opportunity to work with adults with learning disabilities? We are looking for an experienced cook to join our team as an Assistant Chef. This role is a great development opportunity for an enthusiastic cook who is interested in supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism. The Assistant Chef will assist to prepare and cook meals alongside our students for around 30 people. You will support students with the opportunity to build employment skills, confidence and practical skills.  

Share is a registered charity and a centre for training and wellbeing. We provide a range of programmes helping adults with learning disabilities, autism and other support needs become more happy, healthy, and independent. Our vision is a world where disabled people are fully included in society, living the life they choose, and we need talented people like you to help us make that happen. 

Main responsibilities 

  • You’ll assist the Chef Trainer to teach commercial catering skills to adults who have a range of disabilities 
  • You’ll support the Chef Trainer to provide lunch for students attending Share and will assist with managing the lunch delivery 
  • You’ll ensure the catering project and canteen maintain excellent levels of cleanliness 
  • You’ll support students to achieve relevant qualifications and support students to build portfolios of experience and achievements 

Who we’re looking for 

  • You are a dedicated Assistant Chef who loves food and is interested in developing their skills and is interested in working with adults with learning disabilities and autism 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate positively and in a non-discriminatory way to disabled people from a range of backgrounds and communities 
  • Most importantly, you’re interested in helping disabled people enjoy more autonomy and you understand how to make this happen 

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Why work for us? 

Share is committed to empowering disabled people. You’ll make a difference every day, helping people to live as independently as possible. 

Our values drive us forward. They provide the framework for everything we do, including who we hire. We believe everyone has something to offer others, and we build on people's talents, interests, and abilities. We think happy employees are successful employees. 

We won employer of the year at the Wandsworth Business Awards in 2019 and we hold gold Investors in People accreditation. This means we truly understand the value of people: we focus on what people can do, not what holds them back and we have robust policies in place so that every single person working at Share takes ownership of making our programmes come to life. 

We’ve been praised for our supportive working environment where everyone has a voice and is valued. You’ll be surrounded by people who support you, challenge you, and inspire you. 

Full list of the benefits when working for Share. 

How to apply 

We positively welcome applications from all parts of the community and people with diverse cultural backgrounds and lived experience.  

Please send us your CV and a cover letter. In your letter, please tell us: 

  • About your experience in catering, and teaching or training people in catering 
  • About your qualifications - what do you have and when did you achieve them 
  • About anything else that is relevant to this role at Share. 

Please also complete our equal opportunities form which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Please return the three documents (CV, cover letter and equal opportunities form) to

If you would like to have a chat about the role or visit us before applying, please contact a member of the HR team at or 020 7924 2949. 

We focus on ability and believe people work best when they feel valued, safe and happy. We do all that we can to make sure that Share is friendly and welcoming to everyone. All CVs and applications are sanitised to ensure unbiased recruitment. 

This job is subject to two satisfactory references, evidence of qualifications, an enhanced DBS check and providing evidence of the right to work in the UK. If you are disabled and would like to discuss other ways of submitting your application, please contact us at 020 7924 2949. 

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We look forward to receiving your application. 


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