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Salary: GBP28000 - GBP29000 per annum

Position; Catering Supervisor

Location; Oxford

Salary; £28,085 per annum

The role;

To assist the Front of House Manager in the organisation and supervision of catering services, providing the highest levels of service in the Dining Hall, Senior Common Room, Bar and Cafés throughout the College both in term time and vacations.

Working hours will be any 5 days out of 7, 40 hours per week. This may include some 7am starts and some 10pm finishes.

Main responsibilities;

  • Supervise each meal period to meet agreed standards of service while maintaining all hygiene standards.
  • Make suggestions to develop service standards to meet the changing needs of the College and its customers.
  • Organise and direct each meal period so that staff are assigned according to the needs of the level of service.
  • Monitor the appearance of staff, ensure they are correctly uniformed and meet approved standards of appearance.
  • Check stocks of China, cutlery etc as directed to ensure service level requirements.
  • Lay tables, plan table assignments, prepare and set up for meal service.
  • At the end of each meal period ensure wash up is clear and all service areas are clean and tidy.
  • Assist with the service of SCR lunch and dinner in the SCR and at High Table both in and out of term.
  • Assist with events including refreshment breaks, drinks receptions and al fresco dining throughout the college and its environs.
  • Clean and polish silver, glass, and specialist service items
  • Receive deliveries checking for accuracy and quality and ensuring correct storage.
  • Despatch and record wine issues to Hall and Bar as required.
  • Select and prepare SCR wines in advance of service.
  • Implement the cleaning programme for both SCR and Arco food and beverage service areas and equipment.
  • Open and close the bar at agreed times.
  • Check fridges, back bar and bottle up as required before the bar opens.
  • Cash up tills.
  • Prepare daily takings reconciliation as directed by the steward.
  • Prepare staff rotas with the steward.
  • Ensure bar staff report for duty on time and complete signing in sheet.
  • Supervise casual bar staff throughout the shift.
  • Perform weekly pipe cleaning.
  • Maintain good stock control practice.
  • Maintain good order in cellar and stock room.
  • Ensure area behind bar is clean and prepared for service and left clean and tidy at the end of each shift.
  • Develop and adhere to cleaning schedules.
  • Receive deliveries as necessary.

About you;

If you are already working in a supervisory role and looking to progress to a larger operation, this position could suit you.


  • You must have food service experience.
  • At least 6 months experience of supervising staff
  • Good people skills
  • Spoken English to conversational standard.
  • Have the ability to organise others as well as having an approachable and outgoing personality.


  • Free Meals whilst on duty
  • 38 days holiday (pro rata)
  • University pension scheme
  • Discounted bus season ticket (assume no on-site car parking)

Commutable locations;

Oxford city centre, Botley, Cowley, Headington, Abingdon, Bicester