Kitchen Assistant

Durham University - University Catering


As part of the continuing improvement in the delivery of Catering Services to students and conference guests across all catered colleges and catering outlets, Durham University is seeking to recruit a Kitchen Assistant to work as part of a team, preparing and packing of food products to a high standard in accordance with standard operating procedures for colleges, cafes and outside catering business, and to work flexibly in line with business demands.

Our Vision:

Passionately Delivering an Outstanding Experience

What We Do Well:

We are a team of 350, providing fresh and exciting catering throughout Durham University. This includes college dining halls, college bars, visitor attractions and branded retail catering outlets.

Our students are extremely important to us but we also provide catering to University colleagues, commercial guests, and VIPs including royalty.

Where We Operate:

Within Durham City there are 11 catered colleges, one of which is Durham Castle. Each college has a small catering team however team members are encouraged to assist and develop skills at various Durham colleges and branded retail outlets.

Within in Stockton we have Queen’s Campus which is home to two partly catered colleges and retail catering outlets.

When We Operate:

We provide catering for 52 weeks of the year, however some team members are only required when students are in residence (this is known as ‘term time’ and is between September and July).

Other team members are required throughout the year, as during vacation periods we cater for commercial guests.

What We Offer:

  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • A friendly and supportive team environment within a top UK University
  • A good work/ life balance with various working patterns
  • Attractive benefits package, including pension scheme option and generous holiday provision
  • An altogether excellent experience within an award winning environment
Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:


Northern England