Food Service Assistants for the Shire Hall Café Post Ref: CAT20

Post Title: Food Service Assistants for the Shire Hall Café

Post Reference: CAT20

Hours: 30 Hours per week- Monday – Sunday with flexibility to meet business needs

Salary: £12,215 per annum, which is National Living Wage (with effect from 1st April 2018).

Job Purpose: As a member of the catering team, you will contribute to the provision of high quality preparation and service to meet standards, providing a warm friendly welcome to all customers, enhancing the reputation of Shire Hall and Kingston Maurward.

Vision: We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic people who are naturally outgoing to work within our Catering team. You will prepare and deliver food and drinks to the customers of the Shire Hall, you will be involved in providing high quality service to customers and will have the opportunity to assist in the development of an exciting new venture. Kingston Maurward College will manage the operational duties of the café within the Shire hall.

The Shire Hall:

Shire Hall is being transformed into a major heritage attraction and centre for learning that will bring its history to life and make it relevant for today. Dorset’s Shire Hall is one of the best-preserved buildings of its kind and remains almost unchanged since it first opened in 1796-7. Shire Hall was a centre of law, order and government for over 200 years. The trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs that took place here in 1834 changed the course of history and helped to shape the society in which we live today. Later, the writer Thomas Hardy served as a magistrate at the court, an experience which inspired some of his writing.

A new charity, the Shire Hall Trust, has been created to run the heritage centre once it opens. There will be planned activities, exhibitions and events that will engage, inform and entertain people with the fascinating history of this significant building. The café will also be available for members of the public to use who are not visiting the

Status: Permanent

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jeremy Start 01305 215054 during normal working hours.


CAT20 2 x Food Service Assistant

To Apply:

Please return the completed Application Form by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.

Applicants for this position must complete a college employment application form. CVs will not be accepted.

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For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing

You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.

Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.

Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion. All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).


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