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Selwyn College is home to staff of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity and are therefore keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community. Selwyn College is also a committed equal opportunities employer and takes steps to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated equally and fairly.


Please see our Recruitment and Selection Policy for more information.


  • Salary: £14,300 per annum (pro rata to FTE £24,375)

    Hours: 22 hours per week, Monday-Friday

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Selwyn College, with a reputation for friendliness and excellent food, is recruiting for a part-time Commis Chef.

     

    Under the direction of the Head Chef and Deputy Head Chef, the Commis Chef will work with the Section Chefs to provide consistently high quality food and contribute to the introduction of innovative dishes, especially salads and cold offerings. Ideally, applicants will be working towards a professional chef qualification and be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of food. However, full training and instruction will be provided, and we welcome applications from those with limited professional kitchen experience. You should also have the ability to work to tight deadlines while providing excellent service at all times. If you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and are the kind of person who jumps in to help to ensure service is never compromised, we would love to meet you.

     

    In addition, the College offers excellent benefits, including:

    • Generous occupational pension scheme
    • A free meal on duty
    • Free use of the College gym
    • Free on-site parking
    • Pleasant working environment
    • University of Cambridge staff card (for a small charge), which offers a wide variety of perks and local discounts
    • Access to the College Library and University Library
    • Professional development and training opportunities
    • Healthcare benefits (subject to completion of probationary period)

     

    Our beautiful grounds are generally open to visitors without appointment, so if you would like to have a look around Selwyn prior to submitting your application, you are very welcome to call in at the Porters’ Lodge.

    If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact us at the email address below and we will be happy to arrange an informal chat with our Head Chef and Head of Catering.

     

    Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Downloads:

    Job Description (pdf)

    Application Form (.docx)

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk. (Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)

    Closing DateNoon Friday 8 March 2024*

    Interview:  TBD

    *Please note this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting and offering interviews as the applications are received, so we strongly encourage early applications.

  • Salary: £29,453 per annum.

    Hours: 35 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks).

    Location: Remote working based in West Yorkshire, with occasional travel to Cambridge as well as other northern regions.

    Contract Type: This post is Fixed Term, initially for a period of two years, with the possibility for extension.

     

    Selwyn College is looking for a good communicator, with an outgoing personality who will raise the profile of the College and University with suitably qualified students, especially those from areas and groups currently under—represented in Cambridge.

     

    Educated to degree level, the successful candidate will understand the style of teaching and types of courses offered in Cambridge and have a good knowledge of the UK secondary education system.

     

    The College offers excellent benefits, including:

    • Generous occupational pension scheme
    • Professional development and training opportunities
    • Healthcare benefits*

    *subject to completion of probationary period

     

    Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Applicants should note that an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required before the successful applicant is appointed.

     

    Downloads:

    Application Form (.docx)

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Terms & Conditions (.pdf)

     

    Application Process:

    If you wish to apply for this post:

    1. Send a completed application form to the HR Department at Selwyn College via email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk  
    2. Contact two referees and ask them to email a reference in support of your application to the HR Department at Selwyn College via email:  recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk  

    Closing date:  Application forms and references must arrive by Noon Thursday 14 March 2024.

    Interviews26 March 2024