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Salad Chef (part-time)

Salary: £16,037 to £16,516 (FTE £21,869 to £22,523), depending on skills and experience

Hours: 27.5 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks)

Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation


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


Under the direction of the Head Chef, Deputy Head Chef, the Salad Chef will work with the Section Chefs to provide consistently high quality food and contribute to the introduction of innovative salads and cold offerings to enhance the overall dining experience for our customers. 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)


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.



Job Description (pdf)

Application Form (.docx)


How to Apply

Send a completed application form via email to (Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)

Closing DateNoon Friday 16 June 2023*

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.