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Section Chef

University of Cambridge - Selwyn College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £21,227 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st August 2018
Closes: 19th August 2018

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week,
Salary: £21,227 per annum

Selwyn College has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and fully qualified Section Chef to join our professional team who produce amazing food.  Under the direction of the Head Chef, you will work with other Sections Chefs to provide consistently high quality food and introduce innovative dishes to enhance the overall dining experience for our customers.  You’ll be catering daily for breakfasts, lunch and dinner for our students, staff and Fellows, as well as producing amazing dishes for Formal Hall, High Table Dinners, College Functions and Feasts.

Our ideal candidate

We’re looking for a highly talented, creative Section Chef, who is passionate about food and presentation.  Qualified to NVQ Level 2, you will have previous experience of working in a busy kitchen, and the ability to work under pressure.  You will be able to assist with menu development and willing to share your knowledge with the team to enhance our reputation for excellence.  You’ll also have high standards regarding time keeping, attendance and personal presentation.

If you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, and are the kind of person who jumps in to help others to ensure service is never compromised, we’d love to meet you!  

Looking after you and your career

If you are ambitious, we’ll provide opportunities for you to further develop your skills through mentoring and professional development.  We reward high achievers through performance-based pay, and we also offer an excellent benefits package, which includes a final salary pension scheme (or NEST), 33 days’ paid annual leave (including an allowance for the bank holidays), free meals on duty, on-site parking, contractual sick pay, free healthcare plan, and free use of the College gym.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the Head Chef (Email:

Application Process: To apply for this role, please visit the Selwyn College website to download further information about the role and an application form:
The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 19 August 2018.
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 20 August 2018.

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We’re proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their race, gender, age, sexuality, disability or religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

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