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Catering Assistant - Costa Coffee (Multiple posts, part time)

Catering Division (NH)

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £20,761 to £21,197 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 30 January 2023
Reference:  NHE350722

£20,761 - £21,197 per annum (pro rata) £11.01-11.25 per hour

The University of Nottingham has been providing an outstanding student experience for over 140 years and is a leading university of worldwide significance with established campuses in UK, China and Malaysia. Our award-winning Nottingham campus is only 15 minutes by bus or tram to our vibrant city centre. 

Your role as a Catering Assistant:

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, and hardworking people, who have a keen eye for detail and excellent customer service skills who take pride in their work and who enjoy working in fast paced Catering Environments to join our team at Costa Coffee.

Main duties for this role will include the preparation and service of a wide range of speciality beverages, serving food, clearing tables, using the till and general cleaning within the area, providing excellent customer service at all times. Experience of working in a similar customer facing environment is essential for this role. Barista experience is desirable.

What’s in it for you 

  • Ongoing support to develop your skills and gain industry recognised qualifications to further your career ambitions that may lead to different career paths and career progression. 
  • An excellent holiday allowance of 25 days, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Counselling Service- 24/7 support. 
  • Supplier discounts, travel, and reward schemes.
  • Staff Networks, events and activities and state of the art sports facilities. 
  • A permanent post with a 20% allowance for hours worked at the weekend and after 10pm on weekdays (£12.00) plus the tools you need to do a great job.
  • Uniform provided.

There are 3 permanent positions available, please see the details below:

Post 1 - Hours of work are 10 per week worked 2 days out of 7 to be arranged mainly Monday and Friday with occasional weekends for 33 weeks of the year. Flexibility will be required. 

Post 2 - Hours of work are 22.5 per week worked mainly Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 10.30pm for 32.6 weeks of the year. Flexibility to work 5 days out of 7 to be arranged including regular weekends. 

Post 3 - Hours of work are 25 per week worked 5 days out of 7 to be arranged mainly Monday to Friday to include regular weekends for 52 weeks of the year. Flexibility to work a range of shifts. 

The successful candidates for these posts will be expected to attend the Estates and Facilities training courses which will run each day, Monday to Friday mornings on the first week of appointment. Further details will be given at interview.

All of our vacancies are available to view at:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Loizos Kalopsidiotis, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Please quote ref. NHE350722

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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