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Deputy Food Services Manager

King’s, a world-renowned College located in the heart of Cambridge, is looking for a Deputy Food Services Manager to join the team.

It takes a very special kind of person to work at King’s; someone with an eye for detail, the skills to perform and a passion to succeed. We have a reputation for excellent food, unrivalled service and a passion for making each and every experience a memorable one.

Scope and purpose: As Deputy Food Services Manager, you will assist the Food Services Manager to perform the highest level of food service to our College members and corporate guests. You will be expected to make significant contributions towards: customer and employee satisfaction, product quality, operational efficiency, standards of procedures, staff training, staffing matters and communications. You will assist in ensuring the seamless running of the Front of House by developing the team to provide excellent guest service and exceed our extremely high standards.

Entry requirements: We are looking for an organised, motivated individual with relevant experience, ideally someone who has worked in a similar role within the hospitality industry. The person will be a team player who is an avid learner, adaptable and has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary: £20,472.38 per annum (plus discretionary bonuses)

Contract type: Permanent, full-time

Other skills: Ability to lead and motivate a large team. Strong customer care skills. Ability to work under pressure. Excellent attention to detail. A high standard of personal presentation. Confident, professional and welcoming personality. Ability to deal with high profile clients in a professional manner.

Other details

    • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and 4 days to be taken at Christmas)
    • Car parking (when available)
    • Pension scheme
    • Meals on duty
    • Uniform provided
    • Twice yearly bonus plus Christmas bonus (discretionary)
    • University card (giving discounts at a range of businesses)
    • Discounted legal advice
    • Simplyhealth cover

    Application process: Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

    You may submit a CV instead of completing the education and employment history parts of the form but should then take care to provide the information requested on the form (including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs). You should include under "General Comments" examples of relevant tasks in previous roles showing how you meet the Person Specification above.

    Applications should be submitted to arrive before 9am on Friday 30 January 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.

    Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 February 2015.

Chef de Partie

Department: Catering

Responsible to: Sous Chef, Head Chef

Responsible for: Assisting the Head Chef in ensuring that the highest possible standards of food preparation and presentation are achieved by the College Catering Department. Competently running a designated section of the kitchen to the required standard set by the Head Chef.

Salary: £20,500 per annum (plus bonuses)

Contract type: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Person specification: A minimum of 2 years’ cooking experience in a similar or other high end establishment. Previous experience of working in a team and directing other chefs. NVQ Level 2 in Catering & Hospitality (Food Preparation & Cooking) or equivalent gained through apprenticeship. Basic Food Hygiene Certificate. Training on HACCP & COSHH systems (desirable). Creative and passionate about food. Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Effective interpersonal skills. Flexibility to work when required and to adapt to changing methods. Accuracy and attention to detail. A methodical approach to the expected workload.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and 4 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension scheme
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided
  • Twice yearly bonus plus Christmas bonus (discretionary)

Application process: Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Monday 26 January 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Art Teacher and Co-ordinator

Department: Tutorial Office

Responsible to: Senior Tutor

Responsible for: : Running 8 hours of taught studies, preferably in blocks of 4 hours, on Saturdays during Full Term* and to co-ordinate the general work of the Art Centre, monitor its use, liaise with students and Tutorial and curate student or other exhibitions. In addition, to oversee the running of other classes and workshops (paid for separately by participants). Offering advice and providing a creative atmosphere, making the Art Centre a place where students and others feel welcome. Attendance at the Art Centre is variable, so flexibility is expected.
*8 weeks October to December, 8 weeks January to March, 4 weeks April to May

Salary: £4,199.38 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, part-time

Application process: Applications should be made by CV (or on the form provided below), including a brief statement as to why you are interested in taking up the post and including some examples of your recent work, including illustrations. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

Applications should be sent to the Personnel Manager to arrive on or before Monday 9 February 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will take place during the afternoon of Thursday 12 February 2015.

Electrician

Department: Maintenance

Responsible to: Clerk of Works

Responsible for:Assisting in the electrical maintenance, repair and improvements as required by the Senior Electrician.

Salary: Competitive

Contract type: Permanent, full-time (Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm with an hour for lunch)

Person specification:Experience in electrical maintenance work preferred. Experience of working in a historic building environment advantageous. Qualified to 16th edition standards (essential) and expected to achieve 17th edition competency when required. Trained to City & Guilds 2391 (Inspection, Testing and Certification) desirable. Able to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision. Conscientious, hardworking and reliable. Knowledge of modern maintenance techniques.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided

Application process: Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

You may submit a CV instead of completing the education and employment history parts of the form but should then take care to provide the information requested on the form (including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs).

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Thursday 12 February 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Seasonal Chapel Custodians (2)

Department:Chapel

Responsible to: Chapel Administrator

Responsible for: Ensuring the efficient day-to-day running of public entry to the Chapel and to assist with other duties related to Chapel activities, during the tourist season.

Salary: £8.21 per hour

Contract type: Temporary (28 February to 27 September or 6 March to 4 October 2015), part-time (17.5 hours per week – 7 days in 14, to include alternate weekends).

Person specification:Educated to at least GCSE level. Previous experience of dealing with the public is desirable. Ability to work with and support others in a collaborative manner. Ability to be patient, tactful and diplomatic. Ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload. Working honestly and with integrity when dealing with the public and managing cash payments.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays) (pro rata)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided

Application process: Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Thursday 12 February 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk. Please state whether you are applying for a Seasonal or Casual post.

Seasonal Custodians and Casual Custodians

Department: Porters' Lodge

Responsible to: Head Porter

Responsible for: Assisting with the management of visitors to the College.

Salary: £8.21 per hour

Contract type: Temporary (14 March to 31 October 2015), part-time (27.75 hours per week) for Seasonal Custodians. Casual Custodians are required to cover absences of Seasonal Custodians

Person specification: A minimum of one year's experience working with the general public and/or within a customer services role is desirable but not essential. Good verbal communication (essential). A welcoming manner and approach to work. Tact and diplomacy. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to take own initiative. Moderately physically fit.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays) pro rata
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided

Application process: Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Thursday 12 February 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Breakfast/Commis Chef

Department: Catering

Responsible to: Head Chef

Responsible for: Assisting the Sous Chefs and Head Chef in helping to ensure that the highest possible standard of food presentation and preparation is achieved by the College Catering Department at all times.

Salary: £16,309.84 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Person specification: Previous experience of cooking in a similar quality establishment. Good food knowledge. Ability to work under instruction or direct supervision as in co-operation and harmony with colleagues. Flexible attitude and approach to work. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. NVQ Level 1 to 2 in Catering & Hospitality (Food Preparation & Cooking), or equivalent gained through apprenticeship. Basic Food Hygiene Certificate. Training on HACCP & COSHH systems.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided

Application process: Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

You may submit a CV instead of completing the education and employment history parts of the form but should then take care to provide the information requested on the form (including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs). You should include under "General Comments" examples of relevant tasks in previous roles showing how you meet the Person Specification above.

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Thursday 19 February 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.