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Food Services Assistant

£ 11.10 per hour plus excellent benefits
West Dean
Various - Full or Part time hours, Straight shifts, including weekends and bank holidays.

Food Services Assistant

Permanent – Full & Part time roles available

SALARY                   £11.10 per hour (raising to £11.44 from April 2024)

Full Time:
 35 hours per week / 5 days over 7

Part Time:

14 hours per week / 2 days over 7

21 hours per week / 3 days over 7

28 hours per week / 4 days over 7

Straight shifts, including weekends and bank holidays.

Shifts vary between 07:00–14:00, 14:00–21:00, 09:00–16:00, 10:00–17:00, 10:00–16:00, 16:00–23:00 (Bar & Events)

We strive to deliver food which is wholesome, seasonal and sustainable by growing our own produce, working closely with local suppliers, using different types of food preservation and reducing our food waste. If you want to be part of a company that is really trying to make a difference, get in touch.
West Dean has several food service outlets, providing food and refreshments to students and visitors throughout the year, including, the tea rooms, the college dining room and the gardens restaurant.

The Person

We are looking for customer focused and enthusiastic people to join and build on our existing teams across the College campus, providing exceptional front of house service for all our students and customers.  Individual on the job training will be provided, although any previous customer-facing and barista experience would be advantageous. 


  • Annual leave - 25 days plus 8 bank holidays per annum
  • Generous contributory pension scheme, matching from 4% to 7.5%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free entry to West Dean Gardens
  • Complimentary staff access to events
  • Discounts on retail goods in our two shops
  • Free and discounted places on short courses at West Dean College
  • Free use of West Dean College facilities including swimming pool, library, and tennis courts
  • Subsidised bed and breakfast rates
  • Discounts on event hire and food and beverage charges
  • Free on-site parking
  • Opportunity to work in other catering outlets on the Estate.