Catering Assistant (Part Time)

University of Cambridge
July 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£22,681-£23,144
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Catering Assistant (Part Time)

Are you someone with a flexible, can-do attitude? Do you have great customer service skills, and enjoy making people feel welcome? If so, we might have the ideal role for you.

We are seeking to appoint a Catering Assistant in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research's coffee room, based on the Downing Site in Cambridge. This is a key role in the heart of the Institute, where you will be able to build great working relationships with your customers. This role is offered on a part-time basis, working five mornings per week, Monday to Friday.

About the role:

As Catering Assistant, you will work on your own initiative to ensure the smooth running of the coffee room on a day-to-day basis, whilst maintaining a high standard of cleanliness within the café. You will also be responsible for making sure food hygiene practices are followed and that special orders are delivered for meetings and events when required. Daily activities will include:

  • Setting-up the coffee room each morning, ready to welcome staff, students and visitors
  • Preparing and serving hot drinks throughout the morning.

  • Loading and unloading the dishwasher and clearing the service area before you leave.

  • Handling small amounts of cash and totaling the amount taken each day ready for banking by the finance team.
  • Keeping a record of income and expenditure on a simple spreadsheet.
  • About you:

    As the ideal candidate for this role, you will join us with:

  • The ability to provide a welcoming environment to all users of the coffee room.
  • Strong organisational and timekeeping skills.
  • A good standard of literacy and numeracy in order to read instructions and complete order forms.
  • Good verbal communication skills to effectively support customers face to face.
  • A reliable work ethic.
  • In addition to the base salary for this role, the University also offers employees a wide range of competitive benefits, from generous annual leave entitlements, health care cash plans, childcare schemes, cycle to work schemes and shopping discounts.

    We particularly welcome applications from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 July 2024.

    Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled shortly after the application close date.

    Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to Emma Jarman [email protected]. If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact HSPS HR ([email protected]).

    Please quote reference JC42107 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research


    £22,681-£23,144 pro rata




    Assistant staff


    19 June 2024

    Closing date

    17 July 2024

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