Chef Recruitment Consultant


London£30-35k per annum + benefitsFull time

Hi, chef! Are you keen to get out of the kitchen? Passionate about the industry but no longer the long hours on your feet? How about using your skills and knowledge to transition into recruiting chefs? Are you a people person with experience in recruitment or events?

If the answers are 'yes, chef!', read on!

Arc are looking for a specialised Chef Recruitment Consultant to join our London team! This is a role dedicated to recruitment of back of house positions, all levels of chefs and kitchen support roles. You’ll be recruiting and assessing candidates, staffing events, checking in your teams across our portfolio of London clients.

Your main responsibilities will be to recruit and staff the most suitable, well looked after team members in kitchens across our London venues. You will have key accounts and will build relationships with chefs and clients alike, helping Arc grow in our back-of-house division.

Even better - a typical working week is approximately 40 hours (5 days out of 7). You'll be vastly office based, with off-site client visits and event check ins giving more excitement and variety to your week.

There is the opportunity to build up your own desk as well as be part of one of the most energetic, fun and high-performing teams in the industry. If you are a go-getter and take great pride in your work, this could be the perfect role for you!

Who are we and what do we do?

We are Arc, one of the UK’s leading event staff specialists, providing top-class people to sports venues, caterers, hotels and tourist attractions across the UK. We’ve grown consistently over the last 15 years and continue to do so.

At Arc, we value drive and innovation. Our vision is to shape the world of flexible work into a better place for all. We’re honest with all our clients and staff and like to maintain an excellent level of communication with both. We care about our staff and their well-being, as well as the needs of our clients. These elements combined with our determination to succeed ensure that we provide % 100% delivery to make each event a success.

What can you expect?

You will actively take responsibility for the successful recruitment, onboarding and life cycle of our casual culinary team, including right to work compliance checks, through to coordinating our in-person recruitment/induction sessions. You will be the go-to person for advice and support to help guide our team members and manage their expectations on a day-to-day basis. You will need to be comfortable working independently on your own projects as well as being a team player.

This is a varied role with excellent development opportunities. You will be required to work at events to get involved in on-site staff check ins, whilst offering support and valuable feedback to our clients and team members.

Because we work at some of the best events in the UK, weekend work is required, as are occasional early starts and late finishes.

Who are we looking for?

- A natural born organiser and a ‘doer’, someone who gets things done!

- Great with people and they naturally buy into you.

- Confident and persuasive & happy to deal with difficult or uncomfortable situations.

- Someone who has previously worked in the cheffing industry; or staffing industry recruiting Chefs and kitchen porters.

- Has experience dealing with agency/temporary/casual staff.

- Can deliver to tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure, as well as an individual who is professional and approachable.

We need people who are calm and have a professional manner even when the going gets tough (and it will). You will need to be energetic and driven with a passion to help us deliver recruitment and staffing solutions to events and hospitality in London and across the UK.

We need someone who is willing to hit the ground running!

What’s in it for you?

We provide competitive salaries and realistic fast track opportunities for progression.

Other great benefits on offer:

  • 30 days of annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Aviva private healthcare (after 1 year of service)
  • Medicash for routine dentistry, optical, physio, osteopathy plus Medicash Extras (after 1 year of service)
  • Opportunities for ongoing learning and development with a fully paid day of study leave each month
  • Enhanced Company pension
  • Volunteer Leave
  • Life cover (4 x salary)
  • Employee Assistant Programme offering face to face and 24-hour telephone counselling
  • Subscriptions for professional memberships
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Social celebrations and Company get togethers including conferences
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health initiative
  • Referral bonuses

Arc Hospitality Recruitment Ltd are an employment agency known for supplying the country's top sporting, leisure and heritage sites with premium quality seasonal and temporary staffing solutions. In addition to the above roles, further employment opportunities may be available throughout the UK. Please note we pursue a merit-based recruitment strategy. Arc Hospitality are a proud Equal Opportunities employer, and do not discriminate against any candidate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.