University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Chef De Partie

Chef De Partie

Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square Oxford OX1 2JA

The Department is currently seeking to recruit a Chef de Partie to prepare high-quality meals and fine dining for events and private bookings, as well as supervising junior staff.

About the role

The kitchen team is a small friendly team which produces excellent food, from only fresh products and seeking local produce where we can.

This is a full-time position working 36.5 hours per week, five out of seven days (mostly straight shifts). The Department operates for 50 weeks of the year and usually closes over the Christmas and New Year period.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have previous experience in a Commis Chef role within the hospitality industry. You will also have good culinary skills, good communication skills (both written and verbal), good IT literacy skills (including MS Excel and Word), flexibility and adaptability in your approach to work, and an awareness of health and safety standards and requirements.

About us

The Department for Continuing Education is the University's centre for lifelong learning situated in the heart of Oxford. The Department provides a wide variety of meals and dining for both students and external clients across its sites and provides an excellent opportunity to grow your culinary skills.

What we offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matter to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days' annual leave • A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Cycle loan scheme • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

• Discounted bus travel and season ticket travel loans

• Good training, support for further development and career progression

Application process

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. This should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

The closing date for applications is noon on 15 April 2024.

Bring your expertise to the University of Oxford and be a part of a community that values creativity, diversity, and excellence.

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals regardless of their background.

Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 172072 Contact Phone : 01865 280768 Closing Date & Time : 15-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 4 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £25,138 - £28,759 per annum

Job details


Chef De Partie


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 29, 2024

Application deadline

April 15, 2024

Job type



Arts and Culture,Business and Economics,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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