Catering Assistant

ARU is ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Their research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. They deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. ARU's academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of the research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, they were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading music therapy work.

About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

 

About the Role:

Your can-do attitude will enable you to assist the Catering Operations Manager with food, beverage and hospitality services. You will provide catering for meetings and events, preparing simple food items, delivering food and beverages to meeting rooms, setting up for events, and keeping a clean hospitality preparation area. You’ll take pride in providing a high-quality hospitality service. You will also work in our catering outlets, serving customers, operating tills, as well as working in the pot wash and unpacking deliveries. You will take pride in maintaining a clean and attractive environment for customers.

 

Although a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate, basic food preparation and till experience are desirable, a willingness to learn is more important. We’re happy to offer full training, as well as opportunities for further development, including qualifications. Good communication skills and a strong customer focus are essential.

 

We’ve just completed a full refurbishment of our main restaurant, so this is a really exciting time to join the team. Working hours will depend on the business so flexibility will be required. Shifts will vary between the hours of 7.30am and 6.30pm. This will be on a rota basis and notice will be given. In addition, occasional evening and weekend working will be required, for which advance notice will be given.

 

Informal enquiries can be made to Paulina Zosiak, Catering Operations Manager, at Paulina.Zdrojewska-Zosiak@aru.ac.uk.

 

Find out more about working with us


We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

In accordance with the UK Government’s immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

 

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

 

Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification. 

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

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