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Food Services Assistant (Waiting Staff)

£ 20,820.80 per annum plus excellent benefits
Various - 35 hours per week, 5 days over 7, occasional evenings / weekends / bank holidays (Part Time option also available)

About West Dean
West Dean is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for art, design, craft, and conservation education.  The work of staff and students, frequently rooted in traditional skills, is both innovative and world leading.

Our programmes are delivered across two sites in the UK:  West Dean, the idyllic Grade II listed rural campus in the stunning South Downs near Chichester (West Sussex), and our new, prestigious Bloomsbury site in the heart of London.  These inspiring locations provide the ideal environment in which students can work across disciplines and forge exciting new collaborations. 

We are making bold and ambitious moves as an organisation with the expansion of our portfolio, the redevelopment of our estate and our strategic push on diversity and sustainability. 

About the Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Food Services Assistant (waiter/waiting staff) to join our vibrant community at West Dean, Sussex on a permanent basis.  As a Food Services Assistant, you will play a crucial role in the provision of a courteous and efficient service to our students, tutors and visitors.

This role is a full time role (35 hours per week), but we are also happy to consider part time hours too:  21 hours / 3 days per week or 28 hours / 4 days per week.

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of a dynamic team within a prestigious educational institution. Full details of the role are found in the Job Pack.

In addition to our competitive salary, we also offer some amazing benefits: 

  • Annual leave – 33 days (inc bank holidays) per annum
  • Generous contributory pension scheme, matching from 4% to 7.5%
  • Free meals on duty
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Life Assurance (up to 6 x salary)
  • 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

If you think you have the necessary skills for this role, we'd love to hear from you!