Catering Assistant

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is seeking to appoint a full-time Catering Assistant to help deliver catering services at the Department's Building on the West Cambridge Site.

The post-holder will undertake general catering duties within the department and tea room, such as preparing and serving food/hot drinks, and ensuring food hygiene regulations are met. They will be responsible for cash handling, using the till, handling card payments and assist with cashing up the till as required. They might be asked to serve at Departmental events and restocking the counters and fridges as required.

We are looking for a reliable, friendly and professional individual with great customer service skills and a high level of attention to detail. Good communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work as part of a team and on your own.

The post holder will have good organisational skills and the ability to work well under pressure. Experience in catering is desirable, but full training will be given.

Further information on responsibilities of the role and person specification can be found in the further particulars attached.

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

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 11th December 2023.

If you have any queries regarding the post or the application process please contact Trish Murray, at

Please quote reference NQ39295 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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