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Weekend Café Supervisor (Term Time Only) 16 hours per week


Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £17,682 to £19,612 pro rata
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience.
Post Type:  Part Time Term Time
Hours per Week:  16
Weeks per Year:  32
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 23 February 2020
Reference:  DN-02

Harper Adams University is looking to recruit a Weekend Café Supervisor. You will play a key role in the management and service of food and drink during the weekend.   You will also be responsible for the opening, closing and security of the café including the stock and cash.

The main duties of the role include;

  • Setting up the Café offering in accordance to department standards.

  • Compliance and management of the Department’s Food Safety System.

  • Managing Staff under your supervision.

  • Coaching and on the job training of staff.

  • Consistently delivering a professional and efficient service to our customers.

  • Ensuring a professional and hygienic appearance of both yourself and the staff under your supervision.

  • Ensuring cleaning and closing down procedures are carried out and documented.

  • Ensuring defects of buildings or equipment are reported in the correct manner.

  • Produce and serve Barista standard coffees and other beverages.

  • Be prepared to help out (Where possible) with special events i.e. Graduation, Open Days and Royal Visits.

  • All other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post and the salary range of the grade.  

The applicant must possess a standard level of education, a relevant hygiene qualification and previous experience in food handling and preparation.  Barista skills would be advantageous, as the café has a fully manual traditional coffee machine.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Matthew Thorpe 01952 815031 Email 

This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship.  Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. 



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