There has never been a better time to join Fircroft College.

Recently rated 'Good' by Ofsted we are in an exciting phase of development and growth, with our mission as relevant as ever. 

We pride ourselves on being a supportive, inclusive and innovative employer. We truly live our values and provide transformational learning and development for our employees as well as our students.

Current Vacancies

Food Service Assistant

Scale 1 - £9.30 per hour
Full Time role available (37.5 hours per week)
Must be flexible to work varying hours between Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 7pm

Fircroft is a residential college occupying a former Cadbury family home, set in six acres of beautiful grounds in Selly Oak, Birmingham. We were originally founded to provide educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged and excluded members of society. One hundred years on from the birth of Fircroft College, its mission of ‘social justice’ is more relevant than ever. Fircroft is a thriving and ambitious College, our values are embedded throughout the organisation and we are consistently nominated for sector and professional awards as an employer.

We are looking to appoint a Food Service Assistant to complement our existing team.

We are a diverse college and particularly welcome applicants for this role who have a background in cooking a range of diverse dishes and ethnic cookery. This role will join our small and friendly kitchen team, who are passionate about the mission of the college. You will support with the preparation and serving of food, and maintaining high standards of cleanliness in the dining room, common room and kitchen.

To be considered for this role you must have experience of working in a busy kitchen environment and be able to prepare and cook a range of food. You must also have a basic food hygiene certificate, a sound understanding of health and safety legislation and excellent customer service skills, which enable you to deal with a range of people. It is desirable that you would have a level 2 NVQ or similar level of training, and experience of working in an education environment.

The right person will be someone who is flexible, enjoys working at a fast pace, with a strong work ethic, who works well in a team and enjoys working to high standards. 

Sustainability and climate change is high up on the agenda in our kitchen, so an interest or passion for environmental issues would be an advantage, although not essential.

Benefits at Fircroft include free parking, generous annual leave, generous pension scheme, health cash plan, NUS discount card with 10% off some supermarkets, a unique and friendly working environment, 6 acres of beautiful grounds and a passion for education, social justice, sustainability and community improvement.


If you meet the criteria above and would like to apply for this role please e-mail [email protected] for an application form.

Job Description 

Closing date for this post is: 2nd October 2020

Interviews to take place on 15th October 2020


This College is committed to equality of opportunity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of disadvantaged adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.