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Job Vacancies and Career Opportunities at The Courtyard Hereford

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Job Vacancies at The Courtyard 

Details of job opportunities at The Courtyard, whether general job vacancies or volunteer work will be posted here. Find out more about Courtyard Careers.

HEAD CHEF

Post Reference: CYT100/032
Tenure: permanent
Hours per week: full time, 40 hpw
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Benefits: free on-site parking, food & drink discounts, free and discounted tickets for events
To Apply: submit your full CV and covering letter asap (see below)
Closing Date: applications will be assessed as they arrive and suitable applicants called for interview and trial, so do not delay in applying!

The Courtyard is a vibrant, dynamic and high-profile venue in Herefordshire and the region. We programme and produce live events (dance, drama, music, comedy, circus, musicals), we show films, we programme and host a huge range of courses and classes, we are a meeting and conference venue – and we feed people. During lockdown The Courtyard re-developed its catering offer to include an extended ground floor café bar and the first floor Courtyard Chase Lounge. These two amazing dining spaces reflect the artistic and creative beating heart of the organisation.

We are looking for an ambitious and imaginative Head Chef – someone who will put their stamp somewhere it will be noticed. Are you looking for the creative freedom to run your own kitchen and team? If so, this could be the role for you!

We are offering a unique opportunity for a Head Chef to develop our two restaurants, focussing on creativity and the chance to craft a range of menus. These include a new evening pre-show menu and special and experimental menus for events, performances and conferences.

The Head Chef will be a member of The Courtyard’s Leadership Team and will manage and develop the kitchen & restaurants team.

If you are looking for a great opportunity in a fabulous venue, then this may be the perfect job for you!

The application pack can be found on the downloads tab. Please express your interest in this role by emailing your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the person for the job, to mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk. Applications will be assessed on receipt and suitable candidates contacted, so please don’t delay in responding to this ad!


SOUS CHEF

Job Reference: CYT100/021
Tenure: full-time permanent, 40 hours per week (job share considered)
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Salary: £20k-£24k per annum
Benefits: free on-site parking, food & drink discounts, free and discounted tickets for events
To Apply: submit your full CV and covering letter asap (see below)
Closing Date: applications will be assessed as they arrive and suitable applicants called for interview and trial shift, so do not delay in applying!

We are seeking an inspiring and talented Sous Chef to join our kitchen team as soon as possible. You will be leading shifts in the kitchen, committed to playing your part to engage the team, and ensuring we exceed our customers’ expectations. You will have a passion for producing good food using locally-sourced ingredients and the flair to create your own dishes and collaborate with the Head Chef on developing the menu.

The Courtyard is a thriving and busy arts venue, attracting both regular and new visitors. Our popular Café Bar and Chase Lounge are open all day, six days a week, plus selected Sundays. Food service is available lunchtimes, pre-show and evenings with all dishes freshly prepared on the premises. You will also be involved with catering for conferences, birthdays, business meetings and receptions, so there is ample opportunity to showcase your creative cooking skills.

This varied and challenging role would suit a creative and confident person with excellent communication skills who loves working as part of a close-knit team and has a genuine passion for food.

An application pack, including a full job description and person spec, can be found in the downloads tab. Please express your interest in the role by emailing your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are the person for the job, to mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk. Applications will be dealt with on an ongoing basis so please don’t delay in responding to this ad!


BAR & CATERING ASSISTANT casual

Job Reference: CYT100/007
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Rate: over 23s NLW, under 23s applicable NMW
Benefits: show and film tickets, food discounts, on-site free parking, wellbeing activities
To Apply: fill in and return the application form
Closing Date: Extended Thursday 30 September 2021 at 12 noon
Interviews: tbc

The Courtyard is the primary performing arts venue in Herefordshire presenting a dynamic mix of cultural activity all day, every day and welcoming over 350,000 visitors every year.  The Courtyard Food and Drink is at the heart of our public areas and currently comprises two distinct spaces, The Courtyard Café Bar and The Courtyard Chase Lounge.

We are seeking cheerful and hard-working individuals aged 18+ to work in our busy Café Bar and Chase Lounge serving customers, clearing tables and generally providing excellent standards of customer service.  The café bar is open all day and evening Monday to Saturday and on some Sundays.  We are looking to recruit for all shifts – days, evenings and weekends.  Shifts vary in length from 4 to 8½ hours.  These are ongoing rather than short-term roles and candidates who can offer flexibility in terms of varying shifts and hours are of particular interest to us.

Application packs, including a full job description, can be found on the downloads tab.  Alternatively, please contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507, or email mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk.   If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form – we do not short list from CVs.


RELIEF HOUSE MANAGER  casual

Job Reference: CY15/011
Contract: casual, as-and-when required
Hours: average two 8-hour shifts per week, evenings and weekends
Start Date: 18 October 2021
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Rate: £9.31 per hour + £1.12 p/h holiday pay
Closing Date: Monday 11 October 2021 at 10.00am
Interviews: Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 October 2021

The Courtyard is Herefordshire’s thriving centre for the arts welcoming over 200,000 visitors through its doors every year and we pride ourselves on the warmth our welcome.  The Relief House Manager acts as duty manager, ensuring the delivery of excellent customer service and standards of venue presentation, as well as responsibility for the security of the building and the welfare of customers and staff.

We are looking for someone with strong organisational and administrative skills together with a practical ‘can do’ approach.  Our ideal candidate is someone who loves meeting members of the public, is an excellent problem solver and who can keep calm and carry on during hectic shifts.

We need someone who can work one or two 8-hour shifts per week, generally evenings and weekends, and who could work other shifts when required, such as to cover holidays.

An application pack, including a full job description, can be downloaded from The Courtyard’s website https://courtyard.org.uk/job-vacancies/.  Alternatively please contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507 or mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk.  If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form by the closing date – we do not short list from CVs.