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Head Chef

The Salvation Army

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army Australia's Homelessness Stream provides high quality, person centred services to people at risk, and or experiencing homelessness. We support adults and families, including accompanying children with accommodation, case management, outreach support, financial assistance, connection and referral to other specialist services.

Our philosophy is that every person deserves dignity, respect and quality of service and that no one should be without a safe, affordable and secure home. Services are free, voluntary, accredited and delivered by professional and committed staff.

The Beacon Catering Services Team is an integral part of our Homelessness Stream, providing much needed support and assistance to some of the most vulnerable clients in our society, who are in crisis accommodation.

Our team provides meals for clients who are in residence at The Beacon (Crisis Accommodation); as well as cooking and transporting meals to clients at Bridge House (Alcohol & Other Drugs Service), within The Salvation Army.


The primary purpose of the Head Chef is to oversee and assume the responsibility for daily operations of the Food Services Program, within The Beacon Catering Services Team.

In collaboration with the Homelessness Stream Administration Manager, this position is responsible for;

  • The Food Services program, including meal provision.
  • Supervision of 6 full-time, part time and casual kitchen staff (and contractors.)
  • All regulatory and legislative requirements, in accordance with the Health Department.
  • Fiscal responsibility, ensuring that the program works within its allocated budget.


This is a permanent full-time position, located within Perth CBD.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social & Community Services Level 5.


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


  • Tertiary or Industry qualifications equivalent to at least Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery.)
  • Food Handlers Supervisor's Certificate.
  • Extensive Leadership experience in a high-volume commercial kitchen with solid experience in people management.
  • Current WA Drivers licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Current WA Employee Working with Children Check
  • Proficient interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communications and negotiation/consultation skills

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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