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Sous Chef

The Ivy

About The Ivy

The Ivy is a restaurant company. They serve British food.

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Job description from The Ivy

Sous Chef The Ivy Collection

Do you want a job that is never dull, in a buzzing, busy environment with guaranteed career progression??

As an Ivy Sous Chef you will need:

  • Passion and personal drive.

  • A solid background from an established organisation.

  • To be able to deliver dishes that hit The Ivys standards, dishes that you can be proud of.

It is a wide-ranging role with clear targets and high standards...


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South East London, London, United Kingdom

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What employees say

Pay

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  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do The Ivy pay a living wage?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    36% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

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  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do The Ivy pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    91% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 68 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Needs improving
  • Under 18s get paid less than everyone else

    Do The Ivy pay the same regardless of age?

    No, people under the age of 18 get paid less than those above 21.

    See what The Ivy pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 18s is less than those who are over 21.

    Based on data from 119 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2024.

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  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at The Ivy get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    79% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 70 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do The Ivy pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    93% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

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  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at The Ivy do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    46% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 71 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at The Ivy?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 80% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 15% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 3% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 3% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do workers at The Ivy worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    48% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 60 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do The Ivy workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    48% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 69 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

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  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for The Ivy workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    59% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 59 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at The Ivy?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    68% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 63 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

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  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do The Ivy managers change shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    50% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 70 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

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  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at The Ivy?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    44% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 71 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

  • Needs improving
  • People work a lot more hours than their contract

    Do people work the same number they are contracted for at The Ivy?

    Most people work a lot more hours than their contact..

    How we know this

    78% of people report working 8 hours or more than their contract.

    Based on data from 49 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

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  • Most students say it’s good

    Is a The Ivy job good for students?

    Most students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    How we know this

    69% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    Based on data from 49 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

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  • Most parents say it’s good

    Is working at The Ivy good if you’re a parent or carer?

    Most parents and carers say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    80% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and October 2023.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

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  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at The Ivy feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    69% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 64 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at The Ivy get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 67 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at The Ivy?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    78% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

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  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at The Ivy enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    37% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 60 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

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  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at The Ivy recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    52% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 77 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

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  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at The Ivy?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    44% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

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  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at The Ivy?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 46% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 68 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think The Ivy head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    81% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 69 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

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  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how The Ivy is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    59% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 69 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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What The Ivy employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The job itself expects way too much.

    5.5

    The Ivy Waiter, June 2024

  • Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    Boring and repetitive

    6.7

    The Ivy Bar staff, April 2024

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  • Best thing

    Meeting new people, diversity from day to day

    Worst thing

    Ridiculously long shifts (upto 17 hours) with a pay that doesn’t match your effort.

    4.7

    The Ivy Bartender, January 2024

  • Best thing

    Fast paced environment, good team/ nice coworkers, staff food.

    Worst thing

    Physically demanding, very busy service.

    6.1

    The Ivy Employee, April 2023

  • Best thing

    the people who I work

    Worst thing

    I don't have enough hours to get at the end of the month. and not paid enough

    7.0

    The Ivy Waiter, September 2022

  • Best thing

    50% off bill when you go to eat

    Worst thing

    People have no idea what they are doing, lack of training, No care for what they do.

    4.7

    The Ivy Sous chef, August 2022

  • Best thing

    The people you work with are really friendly, respectful and welcoming

    Worst thing

    Sometime understaffed if one person calls sick the day is bad and it gets really busy increasing risks of dropping the black platters that the food is on

    9.1

    The Ivy Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Keeps occupied

    Worst thing

    Hours
    Alone all the time
    Stressed
    Too much to handle on your own sometimes

    5.5

    The Ivy Bar staff, May 2022

  • Best thing

    The people. Benefits. Learning on the job. Esteemed company, so perfect for your CV.

    Worst thing

    Long hours. Little variance in shift patterns. Closing shifts most often run into the early hours of the morning—up to 3am

    9.1

    The Ivy Bartender, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Contracted hours, decent pay, helpful colleagues

    Worst thing

    Stressful when busy, odd hours, no sick pay

    6.2

    The Ivy Receptionist, July 2021

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