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Kitchen Supervisor

The University of Nottingham Students’ Union

Location:  University Park
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 October 2023
Reference:  SU310

The University of Nottingham Students’ Union seeks a; 

Kitchen Supervisor

35 hours per week – University Term Time Only

Annual Hours Permanent Contract

Who are we and what do we do?

Here at the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, we are a connected student community. A brilliant, diverse, ambitious community, 38,000 strong. We are proudly independent from the university and right at the heart of student life. We’re a diverse community from first-year undergraduates to research students, elected student Officers and staff, to volunteers, pioneers, and so much more. Together, we are getting involved, making change and supporting each other, making student life at the University of Nottingham the very best it can be.

We are one of the largest Students’ Union in the country, connecting 38,000 student members to share, support and inspire each other while at University. As a registered charity we act as the recognised representative body of all students at the University, and every student is automatically a member free of charge. We provide a range of activities, events, campaigning, commercial and professional services that benefit and support students to get involved, find support and make change. 

We support students to share and voice their views on academic life and the wider University experience and have strong student leadership in fifteen full and part time elected student representatives. We provide an Advice service to help students with academic, housing and financial issues and welfare support. There is a diverse range of social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and many opportunities for personal development.  We work with and support events and activities through the student committees of over 300 societies, 70 sports clubs, media groups, student halls and residents associations and other student communities.  Through our trading company, UNU Services Limited, we run two SPAR shops, a bar, coffee shop, clothing shop, zero-waste shop and a print shop. Our annual financial turnover, for the charity and trading company combined is in excess of £11m annually.  

If you like working in a vibrant and fast changing environment, you will enjoy working with us at the University of Nottingham Students' Union.

The Role

The Kitchen Supervisor is located in the Mooch Bar on the main campus at the University of Nottingham.

Mooch bar is unique in the fact it only employs 5 career staff and over 50 student staff to work in all areas including, bar, waiting, food preparation and duty management to create a community operation that is run by students for students. 

The Mooch Bar kitchen operation is committed to high standards of work and customer service. In the role of Kitchen Supervisor you will lead a team of students focused on preparing and presenting high quality food to our members and stakeholders.

Being the only Students’ Union bar on campus, Mooch Bar has high levels of food trade during the lunch and evening sessions and the Kitchen Supervisor must be able to work effectively as part of a team to deliver high volumes.

As the lead person on shift the Kitchen Supervisor is responsible for ensuring all Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislations, stock and kitchen procedures are followed. To be successful in this role you will also need to be able to manage your time effectively, use own initiative, problem solve and have great communication skills.

Our People Offer

When you come to work @UoNSU you bring your skills, experience, talent, commitment and a desire to do a great job.  Our Students’ Union prides itself on being inclusive, working collaboratively and empowering individuals to be the best they can.  In return we want to be an employer where every member of the staff team feels valued, trusted, inspired, and able to grow and to have fun. We welcome people from different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We value diversity, promote equity and challenge discrimination. We are on a journey to increase the diversity of our staff team and we would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to better reflect the diverse community we serve.

Salary:   £23,688 per annum pro rata

We offer a range of employee benefits which support employee wellbeing such as flexi-time, flexible working, generous holiday allowance, generous staff pension, paid Union closure days, learning and development opportunities and much more.

For a full role profile, role dimensions and person specification and to apply please go to the Students’ Union website

Closing date: Wednesday 4th October 2023

Interviews:  Thursday 12th October

Please note, applications from agencies will not be accepted at this stage

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