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Job Ref.: 
Admin and Secretarial
Job Location: 
London SE1
Recruiting For: 
a full time job position
Job Duration: 
Exact Salary: 
£16,654 per annum plus £2,923 London Allowance
Number of vacancies: 
I would like to receive applications from residents in: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

The Department has a strong commitment to customer Service and aims to ensure best value for money for the visitors to the gallery and all customers.
The role will support the Catering Services function and provide a professional and competent level of service to all customers working closely with the catering team to ensure that the agreed services are delivered on time to the required standards.
To be flexible and able to work in any of the Colleges catering outlets including delivered and hospitality services.

Role profile:

Key responsibilities and objectives of the job: 

•    Assist with the production of high quality food in accordance with daily menus. Ensuring that it is ready on time, in sufficient quantities to meet the demand and presented in an appetising and professional manner.
•    Maintain high levels of hygiene and comply with all Food Hygiene and Health and Safety regulations at all times. Assisting with the cleaning of your work area as required. 
•    Assist with the service of meals in the main restaurant, mobile units and coffee shops.
Service Commitments:
•    To be knowledgeable
•    To be inclusive
•    To be naturally friendly
•    To continuously grow our service delivery
•    To deliver quality service standards
•    To deliver world class services for a world class university.

Communication & Networking:
•    Liaise with your line manager to ensure they are aware of any concerns or issues relating to your work environment
•    Advise your line manager of any issues with the general repair, cleanliness or failure of equipment.

Decision Making, Planning and Problem Solving:
•    Plan daily workload to ensure all areas are ready and open on time
•    Address customer requests and enquiries in a polite and efficient manner 
•    Present any customer complaints or compliments to your line manager

Service Delivery: 
•    Inspect dishes for taste, presentation and quality before service
•    Supervise the production and delivery of meals throughout the service in line with demand

Team Work, Teaching & Learning Support:
•    Direct agency and casual staff and assist them to deliver a professional and efficient service
•    Promote teamwork and assist other members of the catering team when required
•    To attend departmental meetings and training sessions as required

Pastoral Care:
•    Awareness of the support services available to students and staff within the college


Person Specification:

Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom

Education / Qualification and Training:

Currently working in a similar environment

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Basic Food Handling Certificate

Knowledge / Skills:

Strong customer focus.

Excellent presentation skills

Excellent cooking skills

Ability to work under pressure.


Previous experience in a similar role.

Previous experience of high volume catering.

Previous experience of working in the higher education sector.

Personal Characteristics/Other Requirements:

To be able to work under pressure in many different working environments with good time management

Adaptable and flexible

Role Specific Requirements:

Deliver budgeted projects on time within the set budget

Develop the standard of our food offer

Develop and grow the business 


Closing date for applications: 20 July 2018

Please forward your CV to and request an application form.

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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