Chef Lecturer

Job Reference : 001086
Academy : Longfield Academy
Closing Date : 16/10/2017
Employment Start Date : 06/11/2017
Salary : Unqualified Teaching Scale with Fringe Allowance
Employment Type : Permanent
Department : Teaching
Hours Per week : Full-time

About the role:  Are you a passionate and innovative chef wanting to help create the next generation of fine dining professionals?  Do you want to combine your skills in the kitchen with educating young people?

A unique feature of the professional catering course at Longfield Academy is the fine dining experience provided through our Telescope Restaurant.  Two days a week the Telescope opens to the public as a bistro offering the unique experience of high quality food in the modern atmosphere of our beautiful state of the art building.   Please check out our Trip Advisor reviews!

Longfield Academy is seeking to appoint a skilful, dedicated and enthusiastic Chef Lecturer to join our technology team.  You will be expected to strive to maintain success rates in all areas, using innovation within your teaching. This is a fantastic opportunity to pass your specialist skills and passion for this subject on to the next generation of Chef professionals.

To be suitable for this role you must have recent experience working in a kitchen as a chef. Teaching experience is advantageous but not essential; please note that we do not require Qualified Teacher Status for this position - our appointed candidate will join us on the Unqualified Teacher Scale which can viewed found here.  We welcome suitably experienced and interested candidates to join us for a visit on site to see our facilities - please contact Olivia Couzins (Talent Manager) on 01634 412 240 or to arrange this. 

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Prepare clear lesson plans and devise schemes of work
  • Deliver learning that inspires and motivates learners
  • Deliver the framework to learners age ranged between 14 - 19
  • Give clear aims and objectives for each session
  • Use the group profile to differentiate learning needs effectively
  • Mark students' work and maintain accurate assessment records
  • Give constructive feedback to learners
  • Be aware of any health & safety issues and take appropriate action


Longfield Academy is part of the Leigh Academies Trust, a highly successful MAT recognised nationally for working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged 'Good' in all areas in June 2014. Results have increased and we have been recognised as one of the top 10 of Kent schools and academies nationally based on our Key Stage 5 value-added score.

Wherever your location, we invite applications from experienced chefs and those looking to start their teaching journey.  If you are seeking a role which will make a difference not only to our students and the wider community but will also look after your wellbeing and personal development, this is the role for you.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.