Clare College Cambridge

Senior Pastry Chef

We have a vacancy for a Senior Pastry Chef reporting to the Head Chef

The Role

The Senior Pastry Chef is responsible for leading the pastry section of the kitchen responsible for the delivery of high quality desserts and pastries to Fellows, students, staff and guests to the College.

You will already have your City & Guilds 706/1 & 2 or NVQ 1 & 2 equivalent/or pastry qualification.

The College

This is a wonderful opportunity to work for the second oldest of the 31 Colleges in the University of Cambridge. Regarded as one of the most progressive and informal, it is renowned as a College that achieves academically at the highest levels, whilst also being welcoming, forward thinking, and inclusive.

Located in the heart of Cambridge city centre, the College is extraordinarily beautiful and famed for its gardens on “the Backs” (the famous backs of the colleges that overlook the River Cam). Clare’s Old Court, a Grade I listed building, is the centre of the College and is unique among the ancient Cambridge colleges in having maintained its architectural integrity.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for the post is between £29,000 - £30,000 p.a. DOE. In addition, the College offers a generous defined benefit pension scheme, membership of a medical cashback scheme, a bonus and lunch in college during working hours.

The Application Process

The full job description and person specification is below.

Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities form. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels

All applicants must complete the application form and email it to Sally Hewings (


Job Description and Person Specification


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form