Browse Jobs List

This vacancy is archived.

Cafe Assistant (Part-Time, Term-Time)

Listed by Heriot-Watt University Student Union


Application deadline: Fri 15 Oct 2021 09:00
If you think you're the ideal candidate for this role, click Apply Now below to fill in our application form!


£11,246.00 This salary has been pro-rata'd to allow for the part-time, term-time only hours the position will work.


This role will work 32.5 hours per week during term-time.


Interview will take place the week commencing 16th August 2021


What’s the job?

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated person to join our team of catering staff. You will work as part of a close team to feed the hungry students in the Union’s eating outlets, providing outstanding customer service and making sure your kitchen is the cleanest in Edinburgh!

This is a part-time job during term-time. Shifts will normally be Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.00pm some evenings and weekends may be required with advanced notice. Hours will be term-time only.  Flexibility is expected depending on what we have going on.

This position requires work during the day, so is not suitable for students who will have lectures / classes that they need to attend.

Who are we?

We are Heriot-Watt University Student Union. We’re based at Riccarton and our main goal is to make sure that Heriot-Watt students have THE BEST TIME whilst studying here. As well as the kitchen, we have two food and drink venues, nightclub and shop, plus we work with Students to make their time at Heriot-Watt the best it can be.

You’ll join a friendly, hardworking and professional team and have a real opportunity to make a difference to the food our students eat.

What do you get?

You will be paid up to £11,246 per year, gain invaluable catering experience and get that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you’ve made a genuine difference to someone’s day by providing a tasty meal that keeps them going.

Is this job for you?

If you answer yes to these questions, then apply now!

  • Can you fry an egg?
  • Do you know the difference between a latte and an americano?
  • Do you always keep a smile on your face?
  • Can you offer amazing customer service?
  • Are you happy to wash up?
  • Do you work well under pressure?
  • Are you keen to learn?

If you’re not yet sure and want to have an informal chat about the job please contact Andy Walker, Food and Beverage Manager on

Sounds great, what next?

If you think this sounds like the job for you then click "Apply Now" below and fill in our online application form. If you want to really stand out, please take the time to tell us why we should pick you to work for us.


Click here to download the Job Description

Show Online Application Form Term-Time Only Part Time Paid

Apply Now!

Also in this section...