Retail Catering Assistant (Dept W) 25hrs/wk

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 19-Oct-2021;

Department: Estates & Facilities - Catering & Hospitality
Salary: Starting salary will be within the range £20,258pa - £22,374pa pro rata (Grade 1)
Reference: QMUL26124
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 06-Oct-2021
Closing date: 19-Oct-2021

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About the Role

Queen Mary Food are wishing to recruit professional, friendly, helpful and customer focused catering assistant to work within the retail catering outlets and our hospitality service.  The work is predominantly serving our students and staff in our restaurants and cafes, and we also welcome the public into some of our outlets. We operate a Monday-Friday breakfast to dinner service with early, middle and later shifts, plus some weekend opening to cater for the needs of our student body. We offer a 25-hour working week with overtime opportunities at the busiest times of the year.

About You

You must have a valid food hygiene certificate (to be presented at interview) as well as NVQ level 1 in catering/ food service or experience of working in a catering or hospitality environment, with some knowledge of health and safety, COSHH and HACCAP procedures and a good command of written and spoken English.

The post is part time (25 hours per week), permanent appointment currently based at Department W, Whitechapel. Starting salary will be in the Grade 1 salary range of £20,258 - £22,374 pro rata per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Katarzyna Kapelanczyk at

Details about the Estates and Facilities Directorate can be found at

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The closing date for applications is 19 October 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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