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Catering Assistant

Commercial Services

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £20,735 per annum pro rata
x1 31.25 hours x2 26.25 hours
Post Type:  Part Time Term Time
Weeks Per Year:  40
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 October 2022
Reference:  EHS0036-0922
Number of Positions:  3

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

Our Facilities Management values:

  • Put the customer first
  • Be passionate about service
  • Act as one team
  • Demonstrate responsibility and ownership
  • Be confident, receptive, and willing to learn

Does this sound like the right fit for you?

We are looking for for three Catering Assistants to work within our catering outlets and events across the University, where you will be responsible for providing effective and efficient high-quality customer and catering services to university staff, students and associated commercial hospitality business activities. This includes:

  • Residential Students
  • Day Students
  • In-Service courses
  • Academic and Administrative staff
  • Conferences
  • Functions

If you have any questions relating to the role, please do not hesitate to contact: Helen Connolly, Commercial Services Manager at  

Skills and Experience for Success:

As Catering Assistant, you will have:

  • demonstrable experience of working in a fast-moving catering operation with working knowledge of health and safety
  • good knowledge of standards and best practice within the catering sector including Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate or equivalent
  • excellent customer care skills with a strong belief in customer satisfaction
  • good time keeping

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

What we can offer you:

  • As a 40-weeks-per-year term time postholder, you will be expected to take leave outside of your contracted working weeks. You receive 5.08 weeks additional pay (pro rata to your hours) in lieu of annual and statutory leave.
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 16.3%

About Us  

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

Recruitment Event

If you feel this vacancy may be the right fit for you or you are interested in learning more about life within the Catering Service team, we are holding a recruitment event for this role on Thursday 6th October 2022 5pm-8pm.

You will be able to listen to a talk given by current members of the team followed by the opportunity to ask questions related to the role and take a tour of the campus.

Please register your attendance using the following link:

 Open Evening & Recruitment Event - Catering Assistant Tickets, Thu 6 Oct 2022 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

We look forward to welcoming you onto campus.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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