Inverness, Highland
£21,840 - £22,471 per annum (pay award pending)
06 Dec 2023
20 Dec 2023
Job Level
Facilities Support
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Full Time

We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

UHI Inverness is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. UHI Inverness has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site. 

We are currently seeking a Chef to join us on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting time for UHI Inverness due to expansion within the Hospitality services across the college at Inverness Campus and our Scottish School of Forestry at Balloch. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated person to join our team as a Chef.

The successful candidate will have good communication and team-working skills, initiative, attention to detail and a positive, self-motivated yet flexible attitude to work.

Job Purpose:

To provide catering and hospitality to a high standard, performing a variety of tasks associated with a busy kitchen and café operation under the direction of the Head Chef.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist in the preparation and production of a wide range of hot and cold foods in our campus kitchens.
  • To work in an organised manner in support of the efficient operation of the kitchens.
  • To provide a friendly, efficient, and hygienic service to all our customers.
  • To operate electronic point of sale tills and provide service directly to customers at our Scottish School of Forestry café.as and when required.
  • To provide hospitality catering for events hosted at our campus.
  • To comply with relevant food safety, environmental health, health and safety legislation and UHI Inverness policies and procedures.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants should have an SCQF Level 6 qualification in Professional Cookery, or equivalent experience.

Experience working in a busy production kitchen is desirable.

Benefits of working for UHI Inverness

·       45 days annual leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)

·       10% Membership Discount at Highlife Highland 

·       Onsite commercial hair and beauty salon and gym facilities

·       Occupational sick pay scheme and family friendly leave provisions

·       Staff Support and Employee Assistance Programmes

·       Cycle to Work Scheme

·       £60 towards cost of glasses required for VDU work

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG Scheme check through Disclosure Scotland prior to commencing employment.

Application Closing Date: 20th December 2023

Interviews will be held on 11 January 2024

If you have any queries about the application process, or to request a manual application form, please contact the Human Resources Department on or on 01463 273210.

Requests for feedback following interview are welcomed, however due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback on applications that have not been shortlisted for interview.

Job Profile: Job Profile document

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.