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Catering Assistant (Part Time)

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) is a national and international visitor research centre running research programmes on selected mathematical themes, with applications in a very wide range of societal, scientific and technological areas. It attracts leading scientists, both from the UK and from overseas, to interact in research over extended periods. Researchers are invited personally to participate in the research programmes and/or the workshops which form part of the Institute's activities.

We are seeking to appoint a positive and friendly Catering Assistant to join a small, busy team to provide refreshments and other catering requirements to INI's visiting researchers.

The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work with the minimum of supervision. The post is 20 hours per week, working mornings Monday to Friday, with an option to work overtime to cover afternoon workshops/wine receptions if mutually agreeable.

An integral part of INI is the Turing Gateway to Mathematics (TGM), which is the Knowledge Transfer initiative of INI, working on event management projects across a wide spectrum of activities that involves research councils, academics from non-mathematical disciplines, business, industry, policy-makers etc. Although operationally independent, it works closely with the INI, and the catering assistant is required to provide refreshments for TGM events that take place at INI.

Applicants should have a good general education, with good passes at Maths and English GCSE or equivalent.

Experience of working in a similar environment and dealing with senior academic staff would be useful.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 29 October 2017.

If you wish to discuss this post please contact the Office Co-ordinator by sending an email to or by telephoning 01223 335982.

Interviews will take place w/c 6 November 2017.

Please quote reference LN12906 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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