Catering Assistant – Retail

University of Nottingham

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Catering Division (NH)
Location:  University Park
£22,162 to £22,522 per annum pro-rata £11.76-11.95 per hour. Posts will initially be offered at the minimum salary point with progression to the higher salary point achieved. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Open until filled
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  NHE105X14

The University of Nottingham has been providing an outstanding student experience for over 140 years and is a leading university of worldwide significance with established campuses in UK, China and Malaysia. Our award-winning Nottingham campus is only 15 minutes by bus or tram to our vibrant city centre. 

Your role as a Catering Assistant: 

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, and hardworking people, who have a keen eye for detail and excellent customer service skills who will take pride in their work and who enjoy working in fast paced Catering Environments. 

Based within a busy Catering Unit on University Park the main duties for the role will include serving a wide range food and beverages, food preparation, using the till, clearing tables and general cleaning within a busy unit, providing excellent customer service at all times.

Experience of working in a similar fast paced food service environment is essential for this role. 

Further details about the duties and responsibilities can be found on the attached job role profile.

Available Posts:

Hours of work 30 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 to be arranged, mainly Monday to Friday with occasional weekends between 7.30am and 4.30pm for 52 weeks of the year. Flexibility will be required

These positions are offered, on a permanent basis working throughout the full calendar year, 52-weeks of the year (including outside of term and student vacation periods).

Please note: these are core positions within the unit successful candidates will be required to be available to work any time and day of the week and available to work a range of shifts (early, midday or late shifts) between the hours advertised for 52 weeks of the year.

Interested Applicants– Please ensure, if interested to apply for this role you have full flexibility and ability to work any of these hours/shifts advertised as all staff are rota’d to work and support the unit at any given time stated above for fairness and operational needs purposes. 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Excellent holiday allowance of 26 days (pro-rata, on average 14 days), plus university closure days and bank holidays 
  • Ongoing support to develop your skills and gain industry recognised qualifications.
  • Personal and Career development support and opportunities for career progression.
  • Employee Assistance Programme/Counselling Service- 24/7 support. 
  • Supplier discounts, travel, and reward schemes.
  • Staff Networks, wellbeing events and state of the art fitness facilities. 
  • Permanent post for 52 weeks of the year plus the tools you need to do a great job.
  • Uniform provided

The successful candidate for this post will be expected to attend the Estates and Facilities training courses which will run each month, Monday to Friday mornings. Further details will be given at interview.

The interviews for these posts are informal and will take no longer than 20 minutes.

Posts will initially be offered at the minimum salary point with progression to the higher salary point achieved through an annual incremental pay rise.

All of our vacancies are available to view at:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. 

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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