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Lead Chef

YMCA NorfolkHours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Stepping Stones, Norwich

Hourly rate: £9.14 per hour

Job Role

  • To carry out the preparation of food and other associated tasks within the catering unit
  • To ensure that at all times the catering function is carried out to the level of the YMCA Norfolk agreed standards and is undertaken in accordance with Health and Safety legislation, Environmental Health Guidelines and Food Hygiene requirements
  • To contribute to the provision of high quality support to homeless single people within a safe, supportive and secure environment.

Stepping Stones Café is a modern, exciting café and social enterprise in the heart of Norwich. They serve more than just great food and coffee, it also serves as a training and skills social enterprise set up to meet the needs of the young people in YMCA Norfolk’s supported housing services. Many young people come into supported housing because of homelessness, chaotic backgrounds, family breakdown and other difficult and complex circumstances. This has often affected their education and ability to move forward in their career pathways. Stepping Stones Café helps to transform the lives of vulnerable young people locally by providing real life work experience, training, skills and links into employment.

YMCA Norfolk is a great place to work, offering meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people, valuing the skills and attributes of every member of our team and personal development plans enabling staff to focus on aspirations and fulfil their potential. Work with us and make every day count, helping young people towards a brighter future.

Job Description

For more information on this role, please contact Stephanie Coker on 01603 621263 Ext 161 or

YMCA Norfolk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced / Standard DBS check prior to starting employment.

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Job Application Survey Form and forward along with your CV to or by post to Stephanie Coker, HR/Payroll Administrator, 35-37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP

Closing Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018 (9am)