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Catering Assistant

Commercial Services

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £18,662 per annum pro rata
Post Type:  Part Time Term Time
Weeks Per Year:  40
Closing Date:  Monday 04 July 2022
Reference:  EHS0138-0622
Number of Positions:  3

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About the Role

Positions Available

Part Time Term Time (26.25 hours),


Part Time Term Time (32.5 hours),


Part Time Term Time (31.25 hours),


This is a great opportunity for a Catering Assistant to join Facilities Management (FM) Catering Services which provides a highly professional, integrated catering service providing food and drink to our staff, students and visitors to the University.  The Catering Team and the services have over the last few years expanded in line with the growth of the University. This comprises of Sages Restaurant seating over 500 people which is located within The Hub, a £13.5 million development and a variety of café bars and bistros located around campus.

As a Catering Assistant you will be expected to demonstrate a positive, proactive, and flexible approach in delivering a high-quality customer focused service. You will demonstrate flexibility by working any additional and unsociable hours necessary to maintain service when needed. You will be provided with a minimum of one week’s notice prior to any event. Likewise, you will also adopt professional behaviors, attitudes and body language at all times and actively participate in achieving outcomes of the FM Vision.

About You

As a Catering Assistant, you will have demonstrable experience of working in a fast-moving catering operation, being able to demonstrate how your experience can complement our own in-house services.  You will have a good knowledge of standards and best practice within the catering sector and be an active and willing team member.

You will also have good interpersonal skills, a strong customer focus and drive for continuous improvement through our ‘success through customer care’ brand is essential. Most of all you share our commitment to providing the highest levels of customer service.


We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

 For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Helen Connolly, Commercial Services Manager at 

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.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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