University of Bath

University of Bath

Commis Chef (Term-Time Only) (KW11687)

Job title Commis Chef (Term-Time Only)

Department Hospitality Operations

Salary Starting from £21,543 Appointments at Grade 2 will receive an additional pensionable supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to £12.00 in line with Voluntary Living Wage.

Grade Grade 2

Contract Type Full Time - Termtime, Open Ended

Placed on Friday 10 May 2024

Closing date Sunday 26 May 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KW11687

Special Conditions A variable shift pattern, working 5 days out of 7

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About the role

This role is eligible for the Campus Services New Starter bonus (£1,000) and Campus Services re fer a friend bonus.

The University Hospitality Department provides catering to students, staff and external customers throughout the academic year and during the summer months. There are numerous outlets run by the Hospitality Department offering a range of food and drink options.

We have vacancies for Commis Chefs to support a team of chefs with the production of high quality food, ensuring cleanliness and health and safety standards are met. Demonstrating a passion for cooking high quality food, you will have previous experience of working as a junior chef. An NVQ in Food Preparation would be a distinct advantage. You should be comfortable with working in high pressure environments and have a positive attitude, demonstrating an ability to form effective working relationships with other team members.

The role includes early morning, evening and weekend working on a 5 out of 7 days per week contract (36.5 hours per week). This role is a Term time only role (12 weeks off) 40 week contract

Weeks off would typically be:

 6 weeks at Christmas, starting first week of University Christmas vacation and running to end of Jan
 Easter – 2 week period, usually (but not always) week ending Good Friday & week beginning Easter Monday. Follows University vacation for Easter break
 4 week period at summer, beginning the first or second Monday of August and running to end of August/early Sep – depending on which week it started

Training and uniforms are provided. There are opportunities for development and to seek promotion.

Other benefits include a generous leave entitlement, including closure over the Christmas period, a pension scheme and access to many of the University's top quality facilities and services.

Previous experience as a chef would be preferable

Enthusiastic and willing to learn, with a positive attitude

Basic knowledge of food safety would be preferable

Able to work as part of a team

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan. Find out more about our benefits.
  • Campus Services New Starter bonus. In addition to the great benefits Campus Services' offers, we can offer you a £1,000 bonus. This is payable the month after successfully passing your six month probation. Please note this bonus is pro rata for part time roles.

    This role is also eligible for the Campus Services Refer a Friend bonus. If a University staff member has ‘referred' you to apply for this vacancy they may be eligible for a bonus. Please ensure when applying you select ‘Campus Services Employee Referral' when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?' and email [email protected] the name of the person who referred you.

    Both bonuses are subject to terms and conditions, please contact [email protected] if you have any questions regarding them.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details

    Title

    Commis Chef (Term-Time Only) (KW11687)

    Employer

    University of Bath

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 26, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment,Staff

    Field

    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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