Human Resources

Hospitality Head Chef - QMUL21551

Department: Estates & Facilities - Catering & Hospitality
Salary: Starting salary will be in the range of £38,084pa to £44,807pa (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL21551
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 06-Mar-2020
Closing date: 27-Mar-2020

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About the Role

The Hospitality Chef is a senior post and reports directly to the Head Chef.  The post holder has overall responsibility for the development and production of all hospitality food for events and functions including, guest dinners, weddings, conferences, academic functions and business meetings.  The purpose of the role is to grow the reputation of hospitality at Queen Mary, through innovation in the food offer, liaising closely with the hospitality manager to continuously improve the quality of the offering, modernising the styles of service and improving profitability through control on GP%. This area of business has grown significantly in the last 12 months, income rising to over £2m per annum, forecast to increase to over £3m in the next 12-18 months


About You

Your key skills will lie in delivering quality catering for large high profile hospitality events, and you will have significant experience in managing staff and operational delivery across multiple sites. You will have good knowledge of food purchasing and IT systems related to this and food safety and health and safety will be of paramount importance to you. You will have the communication skills to be as effective with our customers as you are with your team and colleagues


About the Department

The Directorate is one of the largest departments within Queen Mary, University of London and is committed to supporting and promoting student wellbeing at the College. For more information on Estates and Facilities, please visit the website: Estates and Facilities


About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


The post is based at the Mile End campus with work at all campuses. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084-44,807 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.



Informal enquiries should be addressed to James Cornewall-Walker at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6234.


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The closing date for applications is 27th March 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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