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Chef (Casual)

  • Cardiff (CF10), Cardiff
  • £15,735 per annum

This is a full time, fixed term contract from September to December. The role offers an excellent working environment of 35 hours per week and a benefits package including 38 days annual leave, plus bank holidays.

Cardiff University Students’ Union (CUSU) has a vision of working with every Cardiff student to enhance their university experience. As a student-led, independent part of the university, CUSU represents students and provides a diverse and inclusive range of activities and services that enrich student life. These include advice, training, skills development, volunteering opportunities, employment and other services that promote inclusion, friendship and personal development. CUSU supports over 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs that boast more than 10,000 members.

CUSU is also the recognised voice of students at Cardiff University, joining students in campaigning about the issues important to them. The trading subsidiary of CUSU, Cardiff Union Services Limited, manages a purpose built facility in the centre of Cardiff and operates cafes, shops, bars and events that help fund CUSU’s charitable activities. CUSU is based on Park Place and at the Heath Park campus, employing over 100 permanent staff and 300 student staff. The organisation is ranked in the top 100 of the Sunday Times Best Not-for-profit Companies to Work For, as well as holding Gold status through Investors in People. CUSU aspires to have a positive impact on the wider community in Cardiff and is consistently graded the number one Students’ Union in Wales and in the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction.

What to expect:

We have a diverse range of food and beverage outlets, comprising of a traditional pub which is open seven days a week and serves food daily, a Starbucks coffee shop and five assorted food outlets.

We have several different venues within the building and can accommodate up to 2150 for a club night, 400 for a banquet, 1500 for a live music event, and up to 4000 for all venue events.

The position of the chef includes:

Key Responsibilities:

Prepare, cook and serve food within different catering operations. For example, one morning you could be based in the food court kitchen preparing panini’s, burgers, food for our noodle station and salad bar, the next day you could be in the pub working in a fast paced kitchen environment.

Completing daily paperwork to adhere to the company’s Food Safety Policy

Ensure high levels of food and personal hygiene are adhered to at all times

Essential Criteria:

Catering experience within high volume catering businesses

Ability to work in a pressurised environment

Experience in producing freshly prepared meals

Food Safety Level 2

Desirable Criteria:

CIEH Level 3 Food Safety

First Aid at Work

To be able to communicate through the medium of welsh

 The successful candidate should reside within reasonable commuting distance and would be able to attend the Union’s premises at short notice.

For further information, including copies of the Job Description and Person Specification, please email SUHR @ and include "Chef" in the subject line.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 14th September 2017 at 5pm.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.

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