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Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships October 2016 - Sciences

King's College wishes to appoint one or more Junior Research Fellows in Science with effect from 1 October 2016. Applications are invited from outstanding researchers in the Physical and Chemical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering.

A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to four years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, and must not have undertaken more than two years of postdoctoral work by 1 October 2016 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30 September 2014).

The closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 17 September. For details see Junior Research Fellowships.

Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships October 2016 - Arts

King’s College wishes to appoint two or more Junior Research Fellows in the Arts with effect from 1 October 2016. Applications are invited from outstanding researchers in the following three areas of scholarship and research: Visual Studies (excluding Art History), Digital Humanities, The Future City. Although it is not a requirement, applicants who have interests in more than one of these areas are particularly welcome.

We take Visual Studies to include but not be restricted to: the historical study of visual culture, visual theory, the anthropology of the visual, museology, screen media studies, the history and theory of visual technologies.

We take Digital Humanities to include but not be restricted to: the use and development of computational methods of enquiry and experimentation as applied in the humanities, research into visualisation techniques and their affordances, and explorations of the intersections between computer science and forms of knowledge as they are constructed and curated in different fields.

We take The Future City to include but not be restricted to: architectural history and practice, the politics and technologies of urban studies and design, futurology as a mode of experimentation for understanding the interstices of real and virtual spaces as they are manifest in the city, geography when directed at the city as a speculative and realisable space.

A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to four years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, and must not have undertaken more than two years of postdoctoral work by 1 October 2016 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30 September 2014).

The closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 17 September. For details see Junior Research Fellowships.

Head Chef

Department: Catering

Responsible to: Catering Director

Responsible for: Assisting the Catering Director in ensuring that the highest possible standard of food preparation and presentation is achieved by the College Catering department. Daily running of the kitchen, ensuring the highest standards of kitchen management are implemented and all operational, service and financial targets are met. Constantly motivating, developing and inspiring the kitchen team; promoting staff morale.

Salary: In excess of £40,000 per annum

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

Person specification: Previous experience at a management level in a similar role is essential as is experience of managing staff and food budgets within agreed limits. NVQ Level 3 Hospitality & Catering and/or BTEC Foundation degree in Culinary Management is desirable. Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification (essential). A high level of understanding of HACCP systems and implementation. A high level of understanding of COSHH. A high level of understanding of all food safety legislation and the associated requirements. Creative, driven and passionate about food. Accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Good communication and leadership skills are essential. Strong interpersonal skills. Flexibility to work when required and to adapt to changing methods. Some IT literacy is desirable. Kitchen financial acumen.

Other details

  • Uniform provided
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Meals on duty
  • Pension

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 arrive on or before Friday 18 September 2015 and may be submitted electronically to .

Interviews will take place on Friday 25 September 2015 with practical trials for the successful candidates being held during the following week.

Kitchen Porter

Department: Catering

Responsible to: Head Chef

Responsible for:Supporting the kitchen staff in the maintenance and delivery of a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen environment.

Salary: £15,829 per annum

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

Person specification: Basic kitchen knowledge. Hardworking, honest and reliable. Methodical and thorough in all tasks undertaken. Able to achieve and maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene. Willing to adopt a flexible approach to tasks. Able to work as a team member. NVQ Level 1 in Catering & Hospitality (Kitchen Portering) desirable but not essential.

Other details

  • Uniform provided
  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Meals on duty

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 arrive on or before Wednesday 26 August 2015 and may be submitted electronically to .