University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Senior Waiting and Bar Person

Senior Waiting and Bar Person

Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Wellington Square, central Oxford

The Department for Continuing Education is currently looking to recruit a full-time Senior Waiting/Bar Person to provide first-class service to staff, guests, and visitors. This is a busy role working as part of a friendly and supportive team, between our locations at Rewley House and Ewert House, Summertown.

You will have good communication skills, a positive attitude to customer care, and experience in the hospitality industry in a customer facing role.

The Department operates for 50 weeks of the year and usually closes over the Christmas and New Year period.

Staff benefits include:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme.
  • 38 days'annual leave.
  • Discounted bus travel and season ticket travel loans
  • Cycle loan scheme.
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs.
  • Applications are to be made online no later than midday on Friday 1 December.

    Committed to equality and valuing diversity

    Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 169499 Contact Phone : 01865 280352 Closing Date & Time : 01-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 2 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : From £22,631 per annum (discretionary range to £24,248)

    Job details


    Senior Waiting and Bar Person


    University of Oxford


    United Kingdom


    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 01, 2023

    Job type



    Education,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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