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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.

Person specification: Previous household/domestic experience is essential as is knowledge of correct use and application of a range of cleaning products. Ability to understand spoken and written English is essential. NVQ level 1 in Housekeeping is desirable but not essential. Reliable with a methodical and thorough approach. Ability to achieve and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in all areas allocated. Willingness to adopt a flexible approach to tasks. Observant and able to report and follow up on any areas of concern. Ability to cope with a varied and demanding 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)
    • 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

    Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 February 2015.