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Demi Chef de Partie

The Role

We welcome qualified applicants to our opening for Demi Chef de Partie at the College, at an exciting time when Caius is traveling on a journey to deliver food excellence throughout our food provision.  As Demi Chef de Partie you will have experience working in a number of various sections within the Kitchen including vegetable, larder, and pastry. Qualified to NVQ 2 (or equivalent) in professional cookery, you will have a keen interest in modern pastry, street food, modern techniques, and varied cuisines. Reporting to the Head Chef and Sous Chefs, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring all food is prepared to the highest standard and taking an active role in maintaining food hygiene, and safety in the kitchen, at all times, particularly in relation to food allergens and intolerances, amongst other responsibilities.

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This is a full-time role, 40 hours per week. The ability and willingness to adopt a flexible approach to working hours is expected, and you may be required to work additional hours from time to time in order to fulfil the requirements of the role and the needs of the College.

The salary for the full time position is £22,571 - £23,019 per annum, depending on proven ability. In addition the College offers excellent benefits including automatic enrollment into a defined benefit pension scheme, 33 days annual holiday (including Public Holidays), meals on duty and a medical cashback scheme which gets you money back on prescriptions, optical and dental treatments, and discounts through shops, cinemas and utility providers, amongst others.


The College

Gonville and Caius College is one of the largest colleges in the University of Cambridge. It is an educational charity and its mission is to provide a place of education, religion, learning and research, in conjunction with the University that is recognised internationally as being of the highest standard.

The College is an academic community comprising some 530 undergraduate students, 250 graduate students, and 110 Fellows (lecturers, professors and other senior academic researchers and teachers) and almost 200 staff. It plays a significant role throughout the University. Our students come from all over the world and our undergraduates study all the subjects offered in the University. Our postgraduates play a vital role in the research activities of the wider University. Our Fellows have globally renowned research expertise ranging from Ancient History to Cosmology and are all recognised as leaders in their fields. The students who graduate from the college form an alumni group of approximately 11,000 individuals. They have achieved recognition in many walks of life and are resident in all continents.


Equality of Opportunity

Entry into a position with the College will be determined only be personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of the post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

During the applications process candidates are requested to complete the Equality & Diversity section as part of our Equal Opportunities Policy and monitoring process. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels.


The Applications Process


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Please note: on clicking the link above, you will be redirected to the recruitment portal where you will need to complete an online application. The application will take approximately 30 minutes.

Your application must include details of 3 referees, one of whom should have detailed knowledge of your ability and suitability for this post. The deadline for applications is 12 noon BST on 25th April 2021, interviews will be held shortly thereafter.



If you have any questions in relation to an application please get in touch with a member of the HR Team:

t: +44 1223 332 395