Shire Hall Café: Catering Supervisor Post Ref: CAT18

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Catering Supervisor to help flourish our exciting new venture, the Shire Hall Café. The Shire Hall Café is situated on High West Street in Dorchester therefore is in a prime location to develop into a thriving new enterprise.

The café is due to open 1st May 2018 which means is a great time to come on-board to make a real impact.

Please see below on how to apply

Post Title: Catering Supervisor

Post Reference: CAT18

Hours: 37 Hours per week- Monday – Sunday with flexibility to meet business needs

Salary: £16,738 per annum pro rata, which is Scale 4 Point 21 on the Support Staff Salary Scale

Job Purpose: As a supervisory member of the Shire Hall catering team, you will be responsible for assisting the General Catering Manager to ensure the smooth running of day-to-day activity.

Vision: Kingston Maurward College will manage the operational duties of the café within the Shire hall.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic person who is naturally outgoing to work as a Supervisor within our Catering team. 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.

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 attraction.

Status: Permanent

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact James Parsons 01305 215233 during normal working hours.


CAT18 Catering Supervisor

The Closing Date for Applications: Monday 19th March at 9:00am

Proposed Interview Dates: Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing the 26th March, 3rd April and 9th April.

Proposed Start Date: Monday 16th April 2018

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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