The Queen’s College

The Queen’s College is one of the oldest Colleges in Oxford University and is conveniently and prominently situated on Oxford’s High Street.  It was founded in 1341 and now consists of splendid 17th- and 18th-century buildings which replaced those of the medieval foundation.  It has about 330 Undergraduates, 160 Graduates, and about 40 Fellows (in various categories-tutorial, professorial, research, etc.)

The College provides board and lodging for the majority of its students, both graduate and undergraduates.  A small number of Fellows live in College throughout the year. In addition to rooms for students and Fellows, the College maintains extensive library facilities, seminar and meeting rooms, music rooms, common rooms, and many other facilities to support the academic and cultural life of the College. 

During the Easter and summer vacations, there is an active conference business, including the provision of full board to a high standard.

The Position of Food Service Assistant
This role will involve working as part of our friendly team of Hall waiting staff.  The College will expect the person appointed to this position to have as many as possible of the skills and characteristics detailed below.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Arrive at work and report to the supervisor on duty in good time, dressed according to College policy
  • Wear clean and ironed black and white uniform at all times, and closed, black, sensible shoes
  • Maintain personal hygiene standards (minimal make up, and long hair to be tied back at all times, finger nails should be short in length.)
  • Be courteous to all customers and fellow workers at all times
  • Lay tables correctly for specific type of event
  • Serve food and beverages as required
  • Assist the SCR when necessary
  • Sweep floors and mop floors, highlighting areas with appropriate signage
  • Provide additional support in the plate washing area as required
  • Ensure chemicals are used correctly and with the necessary PPE
  • Report any breakages to the supervisor on duty
  • Restock food and beverages between food service sessions
  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned and put away, and the area left clean at the end of each shift, reporting any faults to the manager on duty
  • Dispose of all rubbish into the correct refuse bin
  • Attend any training courses if requested to do so
  • Carry out all reasonable tasks as requested by the supervisor on duty

The above list is not an exhaustive list of duties and this job description may be subject to change due to organisational need.

The deadline for the receipt of applications 21st July 2024 at midnight, although interviews will be ongoing and the post will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.