Chef (Term time)

Role Chef
Hours 35-hours per week (to be worked flexibly) over 38 weeks 
Salary £14,390 (Equivalent to a full time wage of £19,900)
  Kitchen Manager
Closing date Actively recruiting



  • Cook and prepare a wide range of food safely and hygienically  

  • Deliver amazing customer service when in customer facing positions 

  • Support catering delivery across the campus when required  

  • Ensure all catering equipment is cleaned and properly maintained  


  • Assist the kitchen manager in designing new menus and services


  • Helping to develop new student staff ensuring they are safe and maintain food hygiene at all times 

  • Working alongside venue management and student staff to ensure food orders are correct and delivered to the correct customer


  • Ensure compliance with the Union’s policies, University policies and all relevant legislation – including Health and Safety, 1992 Education Act and Data Protection. 

  • To ensure all allergen info is up to date at all times  

  • To comply with all current food safety legislation, ensuing all documentation is fully complete   

  • Ensure food safety standards and records are maintained across all catering areas. 


  • Help our Full Time Officers achieve their manifesto commitments. 

  • Actively engage in student-facing projects and activities of all kinds as required.  

  • Be an enthusiastic advocate for student leadership and the organisation’s values. 

  • Maintain your own professional networks and promote the Union on a local and national level. 

  • To undertake such other duties of a comparable nature as may be requested by the Venue Management Team from time to time. 


  Knowledge and Experience 

  • An in date food safety qualification- preferably Level 2 or above  

  • Experience of working in a high volume kitchen environment  

  • Knowledge of food safety, Fire and Health and Safety regulations  

  • Have a passion for quality food and an interest in current food trends  

  Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to work as a team as well as using own initiative  

  • Record keeping in relation to food safety practices  

  • Managing tasks and priorities  

  • Amazing customer service skills  

  • Outstanding communication skills  

  • Calm disposition especially when under pressure  

  • Understanding of kitchen financials- ie GP % 

  Values and Behaviours 

  • A demonstrable commitment to USSU’s organisational values, mission and purpose. 

  • A strong commitment to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. 

  • Comfortable working in a democratic, student-led environment and being an enthusiastic advocate for student voice and representation. 

How to apply:

Please apply by sending your cv and contact information HERE.

We recommend that you prepare your answers in advance in a separate document where possible, to avoid losing your responses before you submit them in the online form.    

Here are USSU, we are more interested in your potential than your background and experience. If you don't have lots of professional experience, please feel free to use examples from outside of work to demonstrate what you could bring to the role and our team.  

Please note:  

You must be able to provide proof of your right to work in the UK before starting work with us. We are not currently able to sponsor employees requiring a visa. We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application. This can sometimes take a few weeks. Applications received after the above closing date will not be considered.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to our work at USSU. We celebrate our diverse and unique communities whilst ensuring that equity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Our colleagues are proud of our values and care about creating and supporting diverse communities that are inclusive of age, background, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.