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We're hiring! Teach at Leiths

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We're hiring! Teach at Leiths

We are looking for immediately available candidates with a passion for sharing their culinary knowledge to join the teaching team at Leiths.

We train 96 students to become professional chefs every year, but also teach hundreds of enthusiastic home cooks new skills.

We are looking for someone who has a professional chef training, to the standard of the Leiths Diploma in Food and Wine (although we welcome chefs trained on other professional training courses) and who has been working in the industry (ideally in restaurants) for at least 3 years, hands on cooking.

Some previous teaching experience would be an advantage, but Leiths also trains its teachers in-house as well as providing external professional teacher training opportunities. You would spend your first year learning how we teach all the skills whilst embarking on our teaching development programme. The most important thing is that you have excellent technical knowledge, that you communicate well and that you can demonstrate your enthusiasm for your subject.

Initially you would work as the back-up to a more senior teacher, but would gradually take on more responsibility and learn to do practical demonstrations and be responsible for classes and courses.

The school runs daily from Monday to Saturday. It also runs evening classes during the week. You will be teaching 5 days per week; either Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm or a shorter day on a Saturday, or an evening session 2pm – 10pm. Your usual week will be 4 weekdays and either a Saturday or an evening. You will be given your programme well in advance. You will not be asked to work every Saturday.

The annual salary is £30,000 with the opportunity to teach extra sessions. 

HOW TO APPLY: send a c.v. along with a letter explaining why you think you would suit this role to Jenny Stringer at 

Lily Grouse

Author: Lily Grouse

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