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Assistant Butler

23 November 2021

Assistant Butler

Salary £21,177 to £25,816 plus benefits

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic people to join the Front of House Team within the Catering Department. 

Catering within Peterhouse is extremely diverse, and covers a range of functions in any one day. In Term we have the service of student meals and Formal Hall, Fellows lunch and dinner, private dinners and lunches, day meetings and conferences. Out of term we have conferences, weddings, summer schools and a range of other external functions. We treat every function, large or small, with the same amount of care and dedication.

The Assistant Butler is one of the team of Butlers at Peterhouse who primarily provides a range of meal services throughout the year.  The role is therefore a varied and interesting one, requiring a meticulous, practical, hands-on approach. At certain times the Assistant Butler will be responsible for the management of a small team of casual Service Staff. The post is full-time. You will follow a fixed and planned rota which provides a range of different shifts, including many straight shifts. 

You will enjoy have 25 days annual holiday (plus Bank Holidays). The College kitchens are closed entirely at Christmas and Easter, leaving you 15 days to be taken throughout the year; free uniform; car parking whilst on duty, which is subject to availability.  We also offer Medicash, which is a medical cashback scheme where you can get money back for health-related things like, dentists, opticians, prescriptions etc. There is also a discount scheme within this which gives discounts off shopping, cinema tickets, utilities and travel etc. The College offers a pension scheme to eligible employees, after 3 months’ completed service.  The scheme is the Cambridge Colleges Group Personal Pension Scheme (CCGPPS) with Aviva.  Meals are provided free of charge when on duty and when the College kitchens are open.

For further information please contact the HR Manager at

 The closing date for applications is 8.00am 8th December 2021.