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Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF30841-R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 08/12/2019

Job live date: 22/11/2019

Salary: £16,736 - £17,361

Employment type: AOS-Manual

Department: Campus Commerce

Division: Catering Hotel & Conference Services

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Permanent

We are seeking an experienced and responsible driver to deliver our catering promptly to our customers across then University estate. You will represent our company in a professional manner, striving at all times to achieve ultimate customer satisfaction.
We want to provide excellent customer service with quality fresh food and beverages served by our friendly customer focused teams. We have very high standards, work hard and thoroughly enjoy what we do!

•    Deliver a wide variety of items to different locations across the University estate
•    Follow route and time schedule
•    Load, unload, prepare, inspect and operate delivery vehicle
•    Ask for feedback on provided services and resolve clients’ queries
•    Complete logs and reports as specified
•    Follow regulations and safety standards

Ideal applicants will be:
•    Professional
•    Fluent English speakers with exceptional communications skills
•    Keen to learn and develop
•    Fanatical about food and drink
•    Passionate about service and hospitality
•    Experienced at delivery driving and food service
•    Personable, reliable and responsible
•    IT Literate
•    Understanding Customers and their needs

You will have:
•    Full UK/EU Driving Licence
•    Excellent Customer Service focus
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Knowledge of catering operations
•    Work flexibility to cover peaks of business

Due to the nature of hospitality catering, this post will require at least 50% of hours worked to be outside of normal University working hours of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Our typical operating hours are Monday to Sunday 8am to 11:00pm. Shifts will vary between morning and evenings, week to week, with notice given.

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head Chef - Hospitality

Contact role:

Hospitality Manager

Contact name:

Andy Farmer

Contact name:

Mark Berridge

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 5662

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 8245

Contact email:

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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