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Hospitality Catering Assistant

Southampton, United Kingdom
£22,526 Per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £22,526 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 13 June 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2735924TD

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

The working hours are on a full-time basis. There will need to be flexibility on hours to include evenings and weekends though the majority of shifts will be Monday to Friday. Whilst the majority of shifts will be on Highfield campus, you will occasionally be required to facilitate events on other campuses and University buildings.

This role is incredibly varied and will suit a well organised individual with a passion for delivering high levels of customer service. Day to day duties will include assisting with the set-up, service and clear down of conference and hospitality events, assisting with food and drink service as appropriate and serving in our fine dining restaurant. There will also be some general clearing and cleaning duties, operation of plate-washing equipment, assisting with basic food preparation under guidance from chefs and operating a till and card payment systems as required.

Additional working benefits of the job include time off over the Easter and Christmas period due to University closure days, bank holidays and a 36 hour working week.

About you

You will be a highly motivated, friendly and proactive individual who takes pride in their work and prioritises the customer experience above everything else. You will strive to ensure excellent service standards and thrive when working as part of a team. You must be prepared to work extra hours and provide further flexibility during busy periods: September to November, Graduation weeks and Open days.

Ideally you will have some experience working within the hospitality industry, whether that be in a restaurant, event or hotel environment. A good knowledge of food and beverage would be advantageous.

What we can offer you 

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. 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). All our benefits can be viewed here

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..

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