Job vacancies

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.

Development Events Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Department: Development Office

Responsible to: Director of Development, Deputy Director of Development, Development Officer: Member Relations and Special Events

Responsible for: Supporting, developing and furthering the mission of the Development Office, particularly as it relates to maintaining an effective constituent relations programme. Supporting the Development team in the administration of the Development Office, primarily relating to the areas of events and constituent relations.

Salary: £22,500-£24,500 per annum, depending on experience

Contract type: Fixed term (15 months), full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Person specification: Previous experience of professional office setting preferred. Experience of a fundraising environment would be beneficial. Qualified to A-level standard or equivalent experience. Able to analyse information and data effectively. Able to establish and meet annual and longer term individual and team goals in support of the mission of the Development Office. Able to input data accurately and to an agreed standard. Able to prioritise and meet goals and timelines and to work well under pressure. Able to work collaboratively with the Development team, with supervisor and within the College, as well as independently. Able to work with a wide range of constituents, including students, donors and volunteers. Excellent communication skills. Excellent computer skills, including Excel and Word and an aptitude for IT. Integrity is essential. Knowledge of database managements; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is desirable. Tactful and diplomatic. Flexible, adaptable and with a sense of humour will be advantageous.

Other details

  • 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 be submitted to arrive on or before Friday 13 March 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk. Interviews will be held on 20 March with the projected start date for the successful applicant being 20 or 27 April 2015.

Senior Horticulturalist

Department: Gardens

Responsible to: Domus Bursar

Responsible for: Working with the Senior Groundsman and assisting the Domus Bursar through the maintenance and development of the highest possible standard of the gardening and horticultural work in the College grounds, and to ensure the most cost effective methods of attaining these aims within the budget allocated.

Salary: Competitive

Contract type: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week, working Mondays to Fridays)

Person specification: At least two years’ experience of gardening in a similar type of public arena. Wide experience of operating and maintaining garden machinery. Familiarity with the thorough operation of Health and Safety in the Workplace regulations. Excellent knowledge of horticulture, ideally gained through apprenticeship or NVQ. Conscientious, hardworking and reliable. Committed to producing work of a high standard. A capable individual, able to work across all College sites. An ability to work as part of a team and with a minimum of supervision. Knowledge of planting and cultivation procedures required for shrubs and flowering plants. Knowledge of First Aid. The ability to provide basic administration to the department and a working knowledge of budgets would be advantageous.

Other details

  • Car parking (when available)
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform
  • 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 be submitted to arrive on or before Monday 16 March 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Senior Sous Chef

Department: Catering

Responsible to: Head Chef, Catering Director

Responsible for: Assisting the Head Chef in ensuring that the highest possible standards of menu planning, food preparation and presentation are achieved by the College Catering Department.

Salary: £27,500 per annum (plus bonuses)

Contract type: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Person specification: A minimum of a year’s experience as a Sous Chef in a similar or other high end establishment. Previous experience of working in a hotel, restaurant or commercial experience is essential. NVQ Level 3 (Food Preparation & Cooking) is essential as is Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification. Trained in First Aid or willing to undertake first aid training. Honest, reliable and hardworking, with the ability to work under pressure. Creative and passionate about food. Good culinary skills and the ability to teach others. Ability to motivate staff and work in harmony with colleagues. Flexible in attitude and approach to work. Self-motivated with a desire to succeed. Must have a strong focus on financial controls.

Other details

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

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 16 March 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Gardener

Department: Gardens

Responsible to: Senior Groundsman and Senior Horticulturalist

Responsible for: Carrying out the highest possible standard of gardening and horticultural work to the College grounds.

Salary: £17,230.97

Contract type: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week, working Mondays to Fridays)

Person specification: Good horticultural and plant knowledge gained through apprenticeship or NVQ. Conscientious, hardworking and reliable. Committed to producing work of a high standard. A capable individual, able to work across all College sites. An ability to work as part of a team and with a minimum of supervision. Knowledge of planting and cultivation procedures required for shrubs and flowering plants. Knowledge of First Aid desirable, although training will be given. Wide experience of operating and maintaining garden machinery. Familiarity with the thorough operation of Health and Safety in the Workplace regulations is desirable, although training will be given.

Other details

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

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 23 March 2015 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk.