Junior Sous Chef

  • Crystal Palace FC
  • Selhurst Park Stadium, SE25 6PU
  • 13 Jul, 2024
Full time Health & Safety Maintenance

Job Description

Job Location      Academy Training Ground, Beckenham, BR3 1NZ

Contract Type    Full Time

Salary/ ROP       Competitive


Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than a century of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.


About this role:

Crystal Palace FC are looking for a Junior Sous Chef to join our dynamic team at the Training Ground in Beckenham. The successful candidate will employ their culinary and managerial skills in order to play a critical role in upholding the highest level of service.



  • Following the guidance of the executive chef and head chef while having input in to new ways of presentation of dishes
  • Working quickly and accurately during busy periods, including weekends and some evenings
  • Helping in the preparation of all food menus
  • Resourcefully solving any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation
  • Complying with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Maintaining a positive and professional approach with co-workers and customers
  • Completing all relevant food hygiene, HACCP and delivery documentation
  • Enforcing strict health and hygiene standards
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures

<br> <br> Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • A catering and hospitality qualification
  • Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
  • Experience working as a chef
  • Experience within an organisation where large numbers for catering are required including various food services
  • A self-starter and able to take the initiative to complete tasks
  • Able to cope under pressure in a calm and efficient manner to set and meet deadlines
  • Willing to work flexible hours as regular weekend, bank holiday and evening work is required

<br> <br> Benefits:

  • Complimentary match day ticket
  • Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
  • Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
  • 20% Discount in our Retail Stores
  • Volunteering Day - 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice.
  • Travel Season Ticket loan
  • Holiday allowance that increases every year of service



Our commitment to Equality


At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.


Reasonable Adjustment


If you require disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact DLO@cpfc.co.uk (DLO inbox is for disability-related queries only, if you wish to gain further information regarding this vacancy, please contact recruitment@cpfc.co.uk). We are here to help you through the whole recruitment process including trying to apply for a vacancy, getting in touch with us through the process, and/or helping with access in case you are required to come in for an interview.




Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be required to undergo any relevant security checks, including a comprehensive background check, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety and protection of children and vulnerable individuals.