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  • Posted on: 16th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £22,623 - £24,529 per annum
  • REF: REQ05578
  • Closes: 28th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
Essex Food – Our mission

Our aim is to deliver a food service standard which reflects and supports the University’s core values of excellence, quality, creativity and diversity across the full range of catering facilities our in-house team provides.

We aim to provide a broad range of high quality, value for money food and hospitality facilities across the university for students, staff and visitors. Our 12 catering outlets are spread across the campus and range from Street food huts on our squares to High Street style eateries and coffee shops. Our focus is on using local fresh produce, providing value for money and supporting an ethical approach to sustainability and traceability.

We are committed to ensuring that our services meet the needs of our diverse and multicultural community on campus.

Duties of the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and passionate Chef to join the team in one of our fantastic Eateries at our Colchester Campus. You will meet high standards, deliver quality food consistently and the ability to contribute to a successful team and running of the kitchen.

As a qualified Chef, you will be responsible for the preparation, cooking and storing of all foods and ensuring the quality of the product complies with our standards at all times as well as meeting food safety and health and safety regulations. There will also be occasions where you will have the opportunity to support University Events such as Open Days and Graduation.

This vacancy is 43 hours per week.

Skills and qualifications required

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Then look no further, with 12 different outlets in one location there will be fantastic opportunities for an ambitious and passionate individual.

We are looking for a talented Chef, with a passion for food and ability to thrive in a busy, faced paced environment.

You will need to have a catering qualification or equivalent experience within a high street related catering

environment. You will be confident and have enthusiasm to follow new trends with an appetite to contribute new ideas.

Basic Food Hygiene and Health and Safety certificates are advantageous but not essential to the role. There will be plenty of training and development opportunities

Please note that this advert is part of a rolling recruitment campaign.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk

This recruitment campaign is being administered by the University of Essex on behalf of University of Essex Campus Services Ltd, a wholly owned company of the University. Some aspects of the information provided on this recruitment website may not apply to this appointment.

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