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Sous Chef

University of Exeter - Commercial, Residential and Campus Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £21,686- £24,871 on Grade D depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th September 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: R63944

Commercial Operations

This full time, permanent post is available immediately.

Summary of the role/position

You will have responsibility for delivering the in-house culinary operation within designated kitchens at the University of Exeter’s Streatham or St Luke’s Campuses.

Working 36.5 hours per week for any 5 days out of 7 this role will require some evenings and weekend working.

We are looking for a commercially driven, innovative and motivated Sous Chef with a clear passion for food to join our culinary team.

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience of supervising a culinary operation across a wide range of catering styles from banqueting to fine dining
  • qualifications in NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 in food preparation & cooking (or relevant experience)
  • food safety and health and safety would be advantageous
  • a flexible approach to working hours and practises
  • good communication skills.

Our incredibly busy, unique venues require a candidate that is service-orientated with the ability to thrive in an energetic and dynamic environment.

You will make an important contribution to the achievement of the following aims:

  • Ensuring students receive the highest quality student experience
  • Developing standards which ensure the service is at the forefront of the industry
  • Delivering a financial contribution to ensure continuous investment across the University’s estate
  • Providing exceptional culinary service to all our event clients

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role please contact either Nichola Stanbury, 07824334620; Rob Doidge, 07824334478 or Richard Narramore, 07824334605

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