Mercia is a family run bistro restaurant in the heart of Derbyshire which launched in 2016 and has seen fantastic support and success in that short time. Across our business we are passionate about excelling service and exquisite food and drinks. All of food is made fresh from the finest ingredients paired with the best drinks, also sourced as locally as possible such as our coffee beans, which are roasted here in Wirksworth!

Our team are like our family. We look after each other, excel and fall together and all in all have a fantastic time whilst working extremely hard. We enjoy seeing people grow and flourish in their roles and have had a couple of members of staff who started out at part-time trainees and have completed apprenticeship courses with us and are now on higher full-time positions.

If this sounds like something you maybe interested in, please view our current positions below and send your CV and cover letter to

Job Summary

Job Type: Full-time

‪ Junior Sous chef

‪‪Salary £18,000-£20,000neg + plus excellent tips

Who we are:

‪We are passionate about food and only produce fresh homemade food, made from scratch to a high standard using locally sourced ingredients. We change our menus seasonal, approximately every 8 weeks to keep our offerings exciting and changeable. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team, a company with a fantastic growing reputation.

What we are looking for:

‪We are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Sous chef with experience in all sections and working in a busy kitchen. This will suit an experienced Chef de Partie/Junior Sous chef looking to further their career.

  • ‪ Essential:
  • At least two years experience in a similar role
  • Has experience and interest in producing high quality fresh food
  • Experience working in brigade
  • Flexible to work week, evenings and weekends
  • Able to communicate effectively with other departments
  • Experience of working and keeping to a 5* hygiene rating

‪ Benefits:

  • ‪£18-20,000neg + Tips
  • ‪Opportunity to work in a quality fresh food establishment
  • ‪Opportunity for growth within a successful company
  • ‪Staff meals on shift
  • Discount scheme
  • Friendly rota’s – a share of evenings and weekends throughout the team

‪Please note this role is offered on a permanent full time basis

To apply please email your CV & a covering letter

‪‪For more information on Mercia please visit our website


‪In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £16,000.00 to £18,000.00 /year


Due to the number of applications we receive we are not always able to contact everyone who applies, so if you have not heard from us two weeks, I’m afraid you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.