Commis Chef

Job title Commis Chef

Department Hospitality

Salary Equivalent hourly rate from £9.50 per hour, in line with our Living Wage commitment

Grade Grade 2

Placed on Tuesday 05 October 2021

Closing date Open Until Filled

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KM8760

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This vacancy is eligible for the ahs New Starter bonus. Apply today and if you are appointed, receive an additional £500 one month after starting and £500 on successfully passing your probation period (six months). *subject to Terms & Conditions 

The University Hospitality department isn't just about student catering. We have  several outlets on campus all serving high quality food and drink options. As well as catering to students, we host large conferences and banquets. Our customers are as diverse as our food. 

Come work for us as a commis chef and see how exciting and varied our food is... you won't find any school dinners here!

You will have previous experience of working as a junior chef and show a passion for creating high quality food.  

As well as your chef skills, we're interested in you and your personality; we need real team players who are keen to learn. This is a busy and challenging role, but we offer great opportunities to progress with our team of talented chefs.

We would be happy to discuss any flexible working arrangements with you at interview.


We offer a generous package of pay, benefits and services including:

• A competitive rate of pay

• A generous pension scheme

• Up to 25 days annual leave per year, eight banks holidays and five extra discretionary days

• Full and part time positions with no split shifts

• We close over the Christmas break but you’re still paid for this time off

• Regular awards for shining stars, from £20 Love2Shop vouchers up to annual awards of £750

• A commitment to the wellbeing of our teams, with mindfulness sessions, fitness boot camps and free health checks

• Great staff social events

• A staff suggestion scheme, with the chance to share your ideas and earn a £20 voucher

• The chance to develop, with many training courses and job shadowing opportunities

• Up to 20 hours a year personal development time for fitness classes, training, volunteering and charity work

• Tax and national insurance savings through salary exchange schemes on nursery care 

This vacancy is eligible for the ahs Recruitment Referral Scheme. If University staff member has ‘referred’ you to apply for this vacancy, please ensure when applying you select ‘Employer Referral’ and enter the name of the relevant person when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?'


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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.