Job vacancies

The jobs are ordered by application deadline, with the soonest deadline first.

Domestic Supervisor (maternity cover)

Department: Housekeeping
Responsible to: Senior Housekeeper
Responsible for: Assisting the Senior Housekeeper in ensuring that the highest possible standard of housekeeping is achieved in designated College buildings within the allocated budget.
Salary: £9.41 per hour
Contract type: Temporary, part-time, 30 hours per week, 8.30am-3.00pm with 30 minutes for lunch each day.
Person specification: 

We are seeking a Domestic Supervisor to cover a period of maternity leave for 12 months beginning on Monday 15th May 2017.

The ideal candidate will have had experience working as a Domestic Supervisor within a Hotel or College environment and be willing and able to deal with the conferencing demands of the College out of term.

You should also have:

  • Previous household/domestic experience (essential);
  • A good command of English for verbal and written communication (essential);
  • Experience in planning and strong communication skills (essential);
  • A passion for and a commitment to maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness;
  • The ability to prioritise and to motivate and influence the Housekeeping team on a daily basis;
  • Experience in training new staff members and carrying out appraisals (desirable);
  • An NVQ level 3 in Housekeeping or equivalent (preferable);
  • A flexible yet well organised approach to work;
  • The ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload;
  • The ability to work with and cover for other members of the staff team during periods of absence;
  • Knowledge of basic Health & Safety guidelines;
  • The ability to use CASC and Forum (desirable).

And be:

  • Reliable, with a methodical and thorough approach;
  • Observant and able to report/follow up on any areas of concern.

Previous experience of working within an educational establishment in a campus environment would be an advantage.

Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension
  • Meals on duty   
  • Uniform provided

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 Friday 24 March 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

Food Services Assistant

Department: Catering
Responsible to: Food Services Manager
Responsible for: To assist the Food Services Manager in providing a high level of service in the Buttery department to include cashiering and service delivery in the cafeteria, ensuring the highest of standards is provided to Fellows, students, staff and guests.
Salary: £15,102 per annum
Contract type: Permanent, full-time, 5 days per week
Person specification: 

Previous experience of working in a busy food service delivery environment is essential.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • NVQ Level 1 in Catering & Hospitality (Food & Drink Service)
  • Food Hygiene Certificate:  Basic level is essential.
  • Knowledge of food presentation
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

And be:

  • Friendly with the ability to work in harmony with colleagues
  • Flexible in attitude with a positive approach to work
  • Clean, tidy, presentable and smart in appearance
Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Bonuses
  • Pension
  • Meals on duty

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 Wednesday 12 April 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

Chef de Partie

Department: Catering
Responsible to: Executive Head Chef
Responsible for: To assist the Executive Head Chef in ensuring that the highest possible standards of food preparation and presentation are achieved by the College Catering Department. To competently run a designated section of the kitchen to the required standard set by the Executive Head Chef.
Salary: £22,474 per annum
Contract type: Permanent, full-time, 5 days per week
Person specification: 

The ideal candidate for this vacancy will be creative and passionate about food and will have:

  • Significant cooking experience in a similar or other high standard establishment.
  • Previous experience with 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
  • The ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to work when required and adapt to changing methods.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • A methodical approach to expected workload.
Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Bonuses
  • Pension
  • Uniform
  • Meals on duty

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 Wednesday 12 April 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk