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Thank you for your interest in working at Dover College.


Required for Autumn 2016

Dates:  Job start – October 2016 or as soon as possible
Salary:  According to experience
Location:  Dover
Contract type:  Full-time 40 hours per week
Contract term:  Permanent

Are you passionate about healthy, tasty and nutritious food?  Dover College is seeking an experienced chef to join our catering department to create varied and nutritious meals for our pupils, staff and visitors.  You will also provide fine dining for the events / functions when required.

If you are looking make full use of your expertise and experience, then Dover College could be the place for you. In return we can offer you:

  • Competitive rates of pay,
  • Excellent kitchen facilities within a prestigious College,
  • Training and development opportunities,
  • Opportunities to work at social/hospitality events,
  • Benefits to include the use of sports facilities including the College gym and a free meal whilst on shift.

Previous Applicants may apply again

Closing date: Friday 23 September at noon

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mr Steve Bartlett (Bursar) Tel. 01304 205969.

An application form and information pack (including the job description and person specification) may be downloaded below:

Chef Job Description

Support Staff Application Form – August 2016

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter (C.V.s will not be considered without an application form) and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mr Steve Bartlett,  Dover College, Effingham Crescent, Dover, Kent, CT17 9RH or emailed to

The College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references which will the College will endeavour to take up prior to interview.

Dover College reserves the right to close applications early and make an appointment at any stage.

Dover College is an equal opportunity employer. Dover College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the selected applicants must be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers and the DBS, in accordance with Child Protection legislation.

Gap Year Positions

Dover College has a long standing arrangement with a company called Lattitude which sends us 2 gap students each year.

Please note that we do not consider individual applications for Gap Year Students.

A Great Place To Work

Dover College is a great place to work. Pupils are well mannered, the staff is friendly and the surroundings are beautiful.

A recent independent report commissioned by the College concluded:

“Dover College is rare in terms of the extent to which it fulfils its promise of being a friendly, caring and welcoming school, offering a child-focused, all-round education which nurtures the potential, whatever that might be, in every child. Many independent schools lay claim to these strengths but, in our experience, few deliver to the extent that Dover College does. We found extremely high endorsements by parents and pupils for all aspects of academic, sporting, creative and pastoral activities. Uniquely, there is also a strong sense of team with both academic and non-academic staff working together for the benefit of each child.”