Catering Assistant



Job Type

Part Time


Charity / Voluntary, Environmental / Conservation, Hospitality / Catering, Social Care



Job title: Catering Assistant
 National Minimum Wage
Hours: Minimum 25 hours per week OR 16 hours per week available. You will be employed on a flexible contract and will be expected to work additional hours. These flexible hours will be agreed by your manager, with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice given prior to any additional hours being worked.
Reporting to: Catering Supervisor
Location: Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre, Winlaton Mill, Gateshead

About us
Groundwork works across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

About the role
An opportunity has arisen for a Catering Assistant to join our Café Shrub Team. Working with a supportive brigade, you will be involved with the day-to-day running of catering services, providing exceptional customer care and maintain consistently high standards of service, hygiene and health & safety.

The role requires a positive and flexible approach, with the ability to operate effectively in a fast paced customer environment. In addition, the role will require weekend working and some evening working.

Within the fixed hours per week role you may be asked to deputise for the Catering Supervisor due to absence/holidays.

About you
We are seeking someone who is outgoing and enthusiastic, preferably with experience of customer service in a fast paced catering environment. You will be an excellent communicator who is open, honest and acts with integrity. You will be flexible and willing to tackle any task or role assigned to you with a positive attitude.

With a passion for food and delivering an excellent service, you will also have knowledge of food safety and health and safety principles.

Closing Date: September 30, 2023

Make yourself at home
We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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