Junior Sous Chef

About the role

Location: THE PIG in the South Downs, Madehurst South Downs, Arun

Hours: Full Time, £31,500 per annum

Location: BN18 0NL

Hours: 48 hours per week

Salary: £31,500 plus service charge


Our Pay Promise – no one in our business will earn less than £10 Per Hour, plus service charge. In the busy months our kitchen team have earnt up to £500 in service charge per month, whilst Service Charge varies depending on bookings with the staycation concept thriving, you can do the maths.


Simplicity and generosity are vital factors to our menu. The most successful meals are often the most straight forward if they are cooked well and with the best ingredients!


A Junior Sous role at THE PIG is like no other. We use local suppliers within a 25-mile radius, our own homegrown kitchen garden produce and a lot of love to create our menus, which change all the time. Our Senior Chefs are passionate and above all driven to provide our guests with an unforgettable dining experience, creativity is what we do best.


Our chefs are chatty people, having constant conversations with the gardeners, local farmers, butchers, and fishmongers about what is available and what is in season.


Our kitchens are fast paced and energetic, which is what we look for in an individual. Come with enthusiasm, your knives and a bucketful of passion and we can help you develop the rest.

You will assist the Sous Chef and the Head Chef in the running of the kitchen, managing one of the 4 sections, providing new ideas for the menu, and managing health and safety, ordering and rotas.

We’re seeking Junior Sous with confidence and ability to support a dynamic team. Our Junior Sous' can experience what we offer at more than one of our properties, as well as stepping up into a Senior Sous role.

Knowledge of all areas of the kitchen is essential. We want you to be as passionate about modern British food and sustainability as we are. Previous experience in a similar role is necessary.


Can you remember who inspired you to be a chef, can you do this for someone else and share your knowledge with the junior chefs?


We run an award-winning apprenticeship programme, as a Junior Sous you will take an active role in leading, teaching and inspiring the apprentices.


We are dedicated to making THE PIGs an inspiring, exciting, and fun place to work and in return for your commitment to us you can expect something a little different:


  • Numerous retail discounts via our Perkbox Scheme.
  • Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.
  • 35% off food & beverage across our group, plus discounted spa treatments.
  • 28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 years.
  • A commitment to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.
  • Meals on duty


To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘What we can do for you’ section on our career’s webpage: jobs.thepighotel.com

We are proud to have grown our group throughout the recent difficulties faced within our industry. With new openings upon the horizon, it’s a wonderful time to join us for a sustainable future.


Robin Hutson: ‘As with all good hospitality, THE PIG is fundamentally about people; it’s the personalities, passion, knowledge, and skills of the people we work with that somehow converge to creating THE PIG experience’.

THE PIG in the South Downs, Madehurst South Downs

Location: BN18 0NLHours: 48 hours per weekSalary: £31,500 plus service chargeOur Pay Promise – no one in our business will earn less than £10 Per Hour, plus service charge. In…

  • Full Time
  • 02 September 2022