Apprentice Commis Chef (14-18 months Fixed Term Contract

Application Deadline: 12.00 noon on Thursday, 26 July 2018.

£15,666 p.a.

Nuffield College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Apprentice Commis Chef to assist the kitchen team in the preparation and service of food. You must have a passion for cooking and a desire to learn and develop within a kitchen environment.

You will receive full training in the kitchen, learning all aspects of the role including food safety, basic food preparation and cooking techniques. In addition, you will be expected to work towards a Commis Chef Apprenticeship qualification, spending one day a week studying at a local further education college.

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, willing to learn and have a genuine desire to pursue a career as a professional chef and be able to demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills. She or he must also be able to work effectively under pressure and as part of a small team, and be able to communicate clearly and professionally. The successful candidate may be given the option to pursue a further apprenticeship as Chef de partie when qualified as Commis Chef.

The hours of work are full-time, 35 hours a week, on a straight/split shift rota which will include some evenings and weekends. The person appointed will also be expected to undertake some overtime, as required.

In return, our benefits package includes 41 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays and closed periods at Christmas and Easter, free meals whilst on duty, childcare vouchers, discounted travel to work scheme and a contributory pension scheme.

Job description

Recruitment monitoring form

Applications consisting of a covering letter and CV stating the names and postal and email addresses of two referees, together with a Recruitment Monitoring Form, should be sent by email to or by post to the Human Resources Department, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF. Applicants should ensure that their covering letter describes the ways in which they meet the selection criteria for the post as set out in the Job Description.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 26 July 2018.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 6 August 2018.      

Nuffield College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer committed to equality and valuing diversity.  Applications are particularly welcome from women, from disabled people, and from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in posts in the College.