Job Vacancies

All Richmond Villages' employees share the same goal; to support and provide the best service and care they can. As a company we attract the best people and we are very proud of our high staff retention rate.

Head Chef
Richmond Painswick

Contract: 45 hours per week


Deadline: 1st November 2019

Reference: HC-PW-LM


As Head Chef you will lead our kitchen and ensure that we deliver a truly premium-level service to our residents, delivering modern dishes whilst retaining traditional influences. The Head Chef will be responsible for catering for residents in the Brasserie-styled restaurant within the village, as well as our on-site care home. We frequently arrange themed events so the successful candidate will be creative in their approach and enthused by working collaboratively with other department heads and function organisers.  

About Richmond Villages:

Situated on the southern slopes of Painswick (Gloucestershire) in the beautiful Cotswolds, this state-of-the-art village surrounded by stunning scenery provides all the benefits of a socially active community, including: a roof top restaurant, wellness spa with pool and beauty treatments, beautifully designed architecture and landscaped gardens. Our accommodation ranges from luxury village apartments to our on-site care home providing the very best 24-hour nursing care. For nearly 20 years Richmond Villages have been at the forefront of luxury retirement living. Having won numerous awards for architecture, landscaping and care, we are now seen as the benchmark for retirement villages in the UK. A totally fresh concept in retirement living, our socially active communities are for people who want to get the most from later life. 

About the role:

  • Previous experience as a Head Chef for at least 1 year and of consistently delivering a high standard of food and service while working within budgetary controls. 
  •  A confident individual with a strong passion for customer service and the ability to remain calm under pressure. 
  •  Strong knowledge and experience of fine cooking techniques and methods and awareness of Health and Safety procedures. 
  • Able to lead the team from the front, advise kitchen staff on menu and food preparation and ensure that they are well trained and professional. 
  •  NVQ Level 3 or equivalent City & Guilds. 
In return we offer:

  • Extensive induction and training opportunities and access to qualifications.
  • Staff benefits including weekly offers and discounts with major retailers.
  • An exemplary working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a supportive, professional team. 
All offers are subject to a DBS check. 

For further information or to arrange a visit to the village, please contact 01452 813902 or send a covering letter and CV to



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