Clare College Cambridge

Sous Chef

We have a vacancy for a Sous Chef reporting to the Head Chef.

This is full time position working 37.5 hours per week excluding a 30 minute lunch break.

The Role

As a main player in the catering management team you will be providing a consistently high level of service to students, staff, College guests, Fellows and conference delegates. 

Suitably qualified, your CV will reflect your experience in quality kitchens.  You will be able to demonstrate a solid background in industrial and banqueting catering and, driven by your love for producing excellent food, you will have definite and realistic ambitions to become a Head Chef. Part of the role involves undertaking routine administrative tasks so you will need to be computer literate.

A team player, your creative flair and ability to develop and inspire a team, will help to ensure that Clare College upholds its reputation for outstanding catering.

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 up to £31,500 p.a. DOE. Plus paid overtime and bonus. In addition, the College offers membership of a defined contributions pension scheme, membership of a medical cashback scheme, parking and lunch in college during working hours.

The Application Process

The full job description and person specification is below.

All applicants must complete the application and equal opportunities form and email them to Sally Hewings ( The contents of the Equal Opportunities form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels.  The closing date for applications is Friday 13 May but the College reserves the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.  Interviews will be held with applicants as they apply.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form


Equal Opportunities Form