Sous Chef

Southampton, United Kingdom
£22,149 to £25,642 per annum
29 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £22,149 to £25,642 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 17 October 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1922222TD-R

Would you like a better work life balance? 

The Campus Kitchen is the University of Southampton’s in house catering service. We facilitate a multitude of services across the University to include the provision of food in catered halls, retail catering outlets across all campuses and a delivered catering service for all hospitality requirements. Our aim is to deliver a five-star food service, catering for a wide range of needs and requirements and enhancing the experience for staff, students and visitors on campus.

Find out more about the services we offer here

The role

As part of a passionate Catering team the Sous Chef will be responsible for the production of exceptional food, running a kitchen in a number of locations across the University Campus including but not limited to: student halls of residence, Highfield campus food outlets, Avenue Campus our fine dining restaurant and the occasional special events and functions both on and off-site.

The hours of work are five days out of seven on a flexible rota basis, 36 hours per week. 

Retail areas work 7am -3pm with the opportunity to work overtime during Events 7am- 9pm. this will involve a variety of different styles of cooking from fresh food on the counter, a brasserie menu cooked to order and hospitality events to include buffets and fine dining. 

In our halls of residence we work a shift pattern of Monday to Saturday 6.30am – 12.30pm and 11am -7pm where the food is freshly cooked and served “counter style” for up to 300 students.

About You

  • You will bring Experience in large scale catering and good knowledge of fine dining food
  • A passion for food and resilience to work in a fast-paced busy environment
  • Ability to work as part of a large team
  • Ability to apply a basic knowledge of established practice and procedures and display an awareness of customer needs.
  • Ability to use own initiative to organise your daily work activities.
  • Maintain a positive outlook and show flexibility to new ideas and approaches, consistently achieving service standards.

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. 

Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break. 

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave).

Other benefits we offer include a cycle to work scheme, discounted Sport and Wellbeing membership, ability to purchase on-site car parking permits, access to private dental and/or healthcare insurance, an on-site nursery at our Highfield campus, a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.

To view the University of Southampton’s wide range of benefits, please visit

This advert may close early if we appoint a suitable candidate ahead of the closing date so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application and upload your CV at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719 or email  Please quote reference 1922222TD-R on all correspondence.

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