Job Benefits


42.5 hours per week - any additional hours paid or returned within the same month/ pay period.

Free gym & leisure membership

Recommend a friend scheme £300 per candidate *T&Cs apply

Employee 20% discount on: 


Food & Beverage

Beauty treatments & products 

Any clothing or gift purchase 

50% off local bus service

Working Benefits

Christmas and Boxing Day Off (subject to specific job role and annual review)

Affordable staff accommodation available.

Access to Hospitality Action's Employee Assistance Programme

Free lunch on working days

Evening snacks for late shift crew

Head Chef

Job Salary
£42000 - £45000 DOE plus tips and gratuities
Contract Length
Culinary Crew

Portavadie, Scotland’s up and coming spa and leisure resort of choice is recruiting for a passionate Head Chef.

Featuring a 230 berth marina at its heart, shore side accommodation ranging from hotel style lodge rooms, Studio Apartments to 5 star Luxury Apartments, Cabins and Shepherds Huts. Our Spa and Leisure Experiences feature indoor and outdoor pools, treatment rooms, gym and features one of Scotland’s largest infinity pool.

Our award winning dining experiences serve the very best from Argyll’s larder from land and sea. You will have key responsibilty for running the Marina Restaurant and Bar supported by the culinary crew, Currently we have 9 kitchen crew and 4 kitchen porters. You will support and work with our Executive Chef, Liam Murphy in ensuring exemplary standards of Hygiene and Food Safety, Health and Safety, Training and Development and profitability margins of the department are delivered. 

As Head Chef you will be working as part of an award winning team ensuring that all daily tasks and prep is completed, you will also be supervising Commis, Demi chefs, Chef de Parties and Sous Chef and Head Steward.

You should be an all-rounder, as at home doing menu planning and rotas as leading a kitchen when you are trading at peak, able to simultaneously manage multiple functions where necessary.

You should also be a dependable and approachable people-person, able to lead by example and have passion for developing and coaching the crew to ensure that on when promotion opportunities arise we have the team ready to step up.

Your equipment here is invested in and well maintained, you will have the tools you need to showcase your amazing talent for menu development and creating memorable dishes!

We have a focus and reputation for upskilling the kitchen crew to develop great dishes with fresh produce sourced from brilliant local suppliers on a seasonal basis.

Portavadie is growing to be one of the largest employers in Argyll, we are building a family of great crew members and would love for you, as a passionate, enthusiastic, team player to join us on the journey.


Work for a partner may be possible.