Section Chefs

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£21,157 pa, plus excellent benefits
28 Nov 2017
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Fitzwilliam College has two exciting vacancies for Section Chefs to join our enthusiastic, friendly team. The College kitchen has recently been refurbished and offers an excellent working environment.

Section Chefs
Salary: £21,157 pa, plus excellent benefits
Based: Cambridge
Full Time, Flexible Rota.

Section Chefs are involved in the preparation of a wide range of foods, from cakes for the Coffee Shop, to Buttery food and high quality banquet-style dining.  Chefs may be required to work in any area of the college campus including the Master's Lodge. As such, the work is very varied and offers plenty of opportunity to develop your skills.

The ideal candidates will be experienced chefs with a passion for food, along with great communication skills and an eye for detail. You must be able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.  You will hold a relevant hygiene certificate and be trained to at least NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent), or have the relevant demonstrable experience.

About the College 
Fitzwilliam College is a dynamic, welcoming, international community committed to developing the talents of all its students, the support of young academics and the training and professional development of its staff. It also keeps in touch with an alumni base of over 8000, arranging events and reunions, and runs a thriving conference and catering business with an annual turnover of approximately £1.3m, hosting over 150 conferences a year, many of which are residential.

The Catering & Events department comprises a large team of around 35 staff, including around 12 kitchen staff, along with staff in front of house, the coffee shop and bar and the events department, as well as a number of casual assistants.

Conditions of employment 
In addition to an annual salary of £21,157, we offer a generous non-contractual bonus scheme, 33 days’ annual leave (including bank/public holidays), enrolment into a contributory Group Personal Pension scheme and free meals on duty.  The College provides and launders your uniform, and also offers free car parking on site on a first-come, first-served basis and use of the College gym.

The contracted hours of work are 37.5 per week, working ten days out of fourteen on a flexible rota basis, with every other weekend off and late nights being the exception rather than the rule.  On very rare occasions, you may be required to work an additional weekend, or finish later, when there is a large event.  The kitchen is closed over Christmas, for which staff need to save some annual leave.

Closing date: Thursday 14 December 2017.
As there are two posts, some interviews may be held before the closing date, so earlier applications are welcomed.


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button to be directed to our website where you can download the further particulars and application form. 

Any offer of employment will be subject to evidence of the right to live and work in the UK and satisfactory references. The appointment will be made subject to an initial probationary period of six months.

The College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities in the recruitment of its Fellows, students and staff.

No agencies please.