Support staff vacancies

Catering and Events Supervisor (Internal Applicants Only)

Full-time, 37 hours a week, 5 days over 7

Starting salary: £23,096 (scale point 16)

Homerton is one of the largest Colleges in Cambridge and is set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. It has a dedicated conference and event facilities providing all year round facilities for both internal and external customers.

Working with the Conference and Front of House teams you will be responsible for the delivery of our counter lunches and dinner along with both internal and external clients, delivering refreshments and dinners. You should therefore be able to demonstrate that you can work calmly under pressure and as part of a very busy team. Excellent customer service skills are essential as is an eye for detail.

This is a full-time role, with hours flexible to the needs of our busy catering department. It is anticipated that the normal pattern will involve starting at 7am, starting and finishing later on occasions where there are significant evening events in the catering department. There may also be the need to coordinate casual workers where required.

 

Job Description

Application Form

All applications should be sent to HR, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH or HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk   

Applications should be received no later than midday on 19 August 2022.

 

HR and Recruitment Administrator 

Contract:        Full-time, 37 hours per week with some flexibility in terms of hours

Salary range: £24,574 - £ 28,346 depending on experience

Please note that this role is based on-site in Cambridge.

We are currently recruiting for an HR and Recruitment Administrator to join us on a full-time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Head of HR, this role will be based on site.

This is an exciting opportunity to join this busy and dynamic team and support with all HR & Recruitment responsibilities. The successful candidate will ideally come from an HR background and have a thorough understanding of general HR policies. This role will take the lead on, and offer advice across the full recruitment and onboarding lifecycle.  You will be the first point of contact for queries and will provide advice and guidance on HR policies including flexible working, family friendly policies, absence management and end of contract processes.  In addition, you will also deal with payroll and benefits administration, and training.

You will furthermore support the Head of HR with compliance related tasks (e.g. changes in employment law, contracts, employee handbook, right to work/ settled status); and maintain records, ensuring compliance with GDPR and employee confidentiality.   

About you

This position will suit candidates who have gained previous administrative experience working in HR and you will therefore already be CIPD (level 3) qualified.  Applications from individuals with equivalent qualifications/skills gained through experience will also be considered.

In addition, you will:

  • possess a good understanding of current employment law and HR best practice
  • be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • have strong IT skills and experience of HR or similar systems
  • be highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • show good initiative and able to work with minimum supervision
  • be able to multitask and manage competing priorities
  • be confident and proactive in liaising with people at all levels and working as part of a team
  • have HR experience, ideally including recruitment, payroll and benefits administration
  • demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

What do we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.  We will automatically enrol you into a pension scheme with generous employer contribution.  We offer free parking, subsided access to our onsite gym, a free meal whilst on duty, free eye tests and discounts via our benefits platform. 

How to apply

Please send your applications to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.ukClosing date for applications is midday on Monday 5 September 2022.

Further particulars

 

College Porter

Full time - 37 hours per week, various shifts

Salary - £23,096 per annum rising to £24,469 after successful completion of probation period.

The smooth operation of our Porters' Lodge is vital to the effective running of the College.  It serves as the ‘hub’ of the College with staff, students and visitors looking to the Porters' Lodge for assistance, information and direction on a wide range of College activities and procedures.  It is a busy area and its staff undertake a range of duties from the sorting and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail to the efficient and customer focused reception of College visitors and conference delegates.  Alongside this is the important security role, maintaining and reporting first line student discipline, fire safety, and setting up of some College rooms.  As the College ‘front of house’, the Porters' Lodge also has a key role to play in the image the College projects to visitors and the general public. 

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established team of friendly Porters and Receptionist, reporting to the Head Porter.

As well as being the focal point for enquiries, both from within the College and external sources, you will also be expected to carry out a wide range of security, safety and administrative duties, including patrolling the site at regular intervals and generally ensuring the safe and efficient running of the College. 

You should be a reliable, committed team worker who enjoys the unexpected.  Your customer service and interpersonal skills should be of the highest standard and you must have good computer skills as you will be expected to use our computerised booking-in system. Some room setups will be required.

This is a full-time position, working a 37 hour week. The lodge is covered 24/7 with 3 main shifts including nights.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in our Department. 

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk or by post to Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH

Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk   Closing date for applications is midday on 31 August 2022.

Further particulars

 

Kitchen Porter

Salary - £20,206

37 hours per week worked 10 days over 14 including weekend work on a rota basis. No split shifts.

As part of our catering and conference team, you will be expected to undertake cleaning duties including operating the automatic dishwasher, cleaning kitchen equipment and other general rostered cleaning tasks.

You will also be expected to receive the daily deliveries of food and beverages. Checking that they are being received, recorded and put away correctly.

You should be enthusiastic and hardworking. Some experience of this type of work would be useful  but full training will be given.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further Particulars

 

Chef de Partie

Responsible to: Head Chef

Responsibility: To assist the Head Chef in ensuring that the highest possible standards of food preparation and presentation are achieved by the College Catering Department.

Salary: competitive

Permanent, full-time, an average of 37 hours over 5 days per week to be worked on a rota

Homerton College, University of Cambridge, is looking for a talented Chef de Partie to join their Catering team.  This role requires a competent chef who can take direction but can also be relied upon to work without close supervision at times.  The post-holder will ensure that the highest possible standard of food preparation and presentation are provided by the College Catering Department to Fellows, students, staff and commercial conference business within given costs and budget parameters. We have just opened our brand-new catering building with state of the art kitchen.

Person specification:

We are seeking a Chef de Partie to join our busy Catering Department to competently run a designated section of the kitchen to the required standards set by the Head Chef. 

You should have substantial cooking experience in a similar or other high standard establishment, and have previous experience with working in a team and directing other chefs.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Catering & Hospitality (Food Preparation & Cooking), or equivalent gained through apprenticeship
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Training on HACCP & COSHH systems
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to work when required and adapt to changing methods
  •  A methodical approach to expected workload

And be:

  • Creative and passionate about food
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Accurate, and have good attention to detail

Other Details:

  • 32 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays)
  • Meals on duty
  • Car parking
  • Uniform provided
  • Defined Salary pension – College contributes 18.2%
  • Straight shifts
  • Christmas and New Year off
  • Minimal Saturday evenings
  • Brand new kitchen – state of the art
  • Busy environment

Please send your application to HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH

Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk   Closing date for applications is midday on 31 August 2022.

Further Particulars

 

Catering Assistant - 4 positions

Salary - £19,276 per annum, pro rata

Part-time, 25 hours per week worked over five days on any seven days of the week

We are looking to recruit part-time Catering Assistants to join our Conference and Catering team assisting and supporting the delivery of food and beverages to our students, Fellows and staff as well as our conference and banqueting guests.

Rotas will include weekend working and occasional evening shifts as required.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further particulars

 

Catering Assistant 

Salary - £19,276 per annum

Full-time, 37 hours per week worked over five days on any seven days of the week

We are looking to recruit a Catering Assistant to join our Conference and Catering team assisting and supporting the delivery of food and beverages to our students, Fellows and staff as well as our conference and banqueting guests.

Rotas will include weekend working and occasional evening shifts as required.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further particulars

 

Domestic Assistant

Salary - £19,276 per annum, pro rata

Part-time, 30 hours per week Monday to Friday, various hours with occasional weekend work during the College's busy periods

Homerton College is looking to recruit several Domestic Assistants responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the college, including over 740 bedrooms, a dedicated conference centre and various rooms, offices and public areas.

Please see job description for further details including person specification and key tasks of the role.

The College offers 25 days (pro rata) holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays.  We offer an excellent working environment, free onsite parking, free meal on duty and a defined benefit pension. The College has a contributory pension scheme, which is available for employees to join from the first day of employment.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further Particulars

 

Kitchen Porter

Salary - £20,206

37 hours per week worked 10 days over 14 including weekend work on a rota basis. No split shifts.

As part of our catering and conference team, you will be expected to undertake cleaning duties including operating the automatic dishwasher, cleaning kitchen equipment and other general rostered cleaning tasks.

You will also be expected to receive the daily deliveries of food and beverages. Checking that they are being received, recorded and put away correctly.

You should be enthusiastic and hardworking. Some experience of this type of work would be useful  but full training will be given.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further Particulars

 

Kitchen Porter - Casual

Casual rates 

Various hours available

As part of our catering and conference team, you will be expected to undertake cleaning duties including operating the automatic dishwasher, cleaning kitchen equipment and other general rostered cleaning tasks.

You will also be expected to receive the daily deliveries of food and beverages. Checking that they are being received, recorded and put away correctly.

You should be enthusiastic and hardworking. Some experience of this type of work would be useful  but full training will be given.

In return, we can offer you straight shifts, great rates of pay and meals on duty.

Please send your CV to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further Particulars

 

Casual Bar Assistants

Salary -  up to £10.82 ph (rate is inclusive of holiday entitlement) (depending on age for NMW purposes)

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and motivated bar assistants to join our team. Experience is not necessary – what is important to us is a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to provide the very best!  Training will be provided.  You must be over 18 to work behind a bar.   

In return, we can offer you straight shifts, great rates of pay and meals on duty.

If you are interested in working with us please send your CV to Hr@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further particulars

 

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