Head Chef

Perched in one of England’s most enviable seaside locations, the FJB Hotel Group is a collection of four unique 3* and 4* hotels, each with its own individual character and team of welcoming staff. Each hotel offers either stunning sea views or direct access to the world-famous Sandbanks beach – seven miles of prestigious blue flag awarded sand to get between your toes!

We aim to set ourselves apart from others with a level of service and attention to detail that is second to none and an atmosphere that can only be described as a home-from-home. We put the guest at the heart of everything we do.

Working in spectacular surroundings based on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula, our Rosette and 4* Harbour Heights hotel are looking to recruit an experienced Head Chef to join their team.

The hotels are looking for the best in customer service, so if you have experience working in hotels in customer- facing roles and you are professional and confident, then this could be for you.

Successful candidates would be required to work to a rota which will include weekends, evenings and bank holidays on rotation.

Main Responsibilities

  • To review and change all menus – a la carte, room service, Bar and Banqueting seasonally or at least every 6 months.
  • Lead kitchen management.
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff.
  • To fully cost all menus.
  • Ensure staff maintain required food handling and sanitation certifications.
  • Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.

Candidate Specification

  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent food hygiene knowledge.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Goodorganizational & communication skills.
  • To be quality driven and want to help develop new ideas.
  • Want to provide a fantastic customer experience for all our guests.
  • Have a “Can Do” Attitude.
  • Has strong English spoken and written communication skills


  • Meals on Duty
  • Watersports, food and beverage discounts – after a qualifying period
  • On the job training
  • Usage of the amazing Leisure Club (off peak)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Regular Bonus Schemes
  • Opportunities for promotion and transfer within the Company

If you would like to join a professional and friendly team, APPLY NOW!

The vacancy is available for an immediate start and offers a great working environment, meals on duty and discounted rates (after a qualifying period).

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to application.

 Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Due to the location of the Hotel – you will need to ensure you have means of transport to get to and from work.

Harbour Heights Hotel
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Employee benefits

Complimentary meals whilst on duty

Excellent progression opportunities

Staff discounts across the FJB Group

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