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Key Information Document

This page sets out key information about your relationship with us, including details about pay, holiday entitlement and other benefits.

General information for temporary relief assignments:

Name of employment business:
Chefs Jobs UK t/a CJUK

Your employer:
Chefs Jobs UK t/a CJUK

Contract you will be engaged

Contract for services

Who is responsible for paying you:
Chefs Jobs UK t/a CJUK. This may show on your bank statement / online banking as ‘Cooke & Mellor Recruitment Ltd’

How often you will be paid:
Weekly in arrears

Expected or minimum rate of pay:
Each assignment differs and the rate of pay will be confirmed in writing each time, never below statutory requirements. 

Any fees for goods or services:
You will not be charged for finding assignments. If you are required to have DBS Check, this would need to be paid for separately. Our Consultants will help you obtain the DBS Check with our sister company, Personnel Checks if this is required.

Changes to personal details:
It is extremely important that you make your Consultant aware of any changes to your address, email address or bank details. We must have up to date details for you to ensure we’re able to pay you on time each week.

Holiday entitlement and pay:
As temporary workers do not have fixed or regular hours, holiday entitlement will be calculated using an accrual method over the hours that you work (based on a 52 week average). This equates to an entitlement of 12.07% of hours worked.

Please note: Although you may request a full day’s holiday pay, when this is processed it may not be your usual total hours i.e. 8 hours, due to holidays being calculated using an accrual method of the hours worked over a 52 week average. Therefore if you have had time off due to sickness/holidays or worked less hours 1 day may only equate to 7.5 hours for example.

When will you send my P45?
If you have not worked for CJUK on a temporary basis for 3 consecutive weeks, your P45 will automatically be issued to you via email the following week (provided you are still not working on a temporary basis for CJUK). Any outstanding holiday pay will also be paid to you automatically when your P45 is issued.

If you require your P45 or outstanding holiday pay earlier than outlined above, please contact your Consultant who will arrange to have this processed for you sooner.

Please note that candidates are only able to request their own P45 / holiday pay.

Pay deductions required by law:

There are some deductions which the employment business are required by law to make, such as PAYE tax and National Insurance. If you don’t provide us with a P45 before your first week of work, you will be emergency taxed. Once HMRC have provided the correct tax code, any tax over or underpaid will be adjusted in the following week’s wage. You are automatically enrolled onto the workplace pension scheme after 3 months unless you opt in earlier or decide to opt out.

Pension Scheme
It is a Government requirement to provide a pension scheme to all employees.

Enrolment to the Government NEST Pension Scheme is postponed for a period of 3 months from the start of your employment with us. You will receive a letter confirming this.

At the end of this period, you will automatically be enrolled into the scheme. Should you wish to opt out at that time, you must contact NEST. Contact details and information will be provided in the confirmation letter we send to you when you are enrolled into the scheme. If you are still within your opt-out period (this will be confirmed on the letter you receive), you will automatically be reimbursed through your wage. If you contact NEST after the opt-out period, any reimbursement will be made directly by NEST.


Some assignments will include accommodation and travel contributions. These are taxable benefits.

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2 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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