Catering Assistant

Reference

162636

Job Type

Full or Part Time

Industry

Charity / Voluntary, Customer Service, Environmental / Conservation, Hospitality / Catering, Leisure / Tourism, Sales / Business Development

Location

Kinross

Our client, a leading nature conservation charity, is looking for catering assistants who thrive in a busy work environment, care about delivering excellent customer service and want to positively contribute to the successful operation of their café. They have roles to fill with varying, flexible hours and work days available.

Catering Assistant - Loch Leven - Variable Hours Available
Reference: DEC20229565
Location: Loch Leven, KY13
Salary: £19,305.00 - £21,417.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave (Pro-rata)

Are you energetic and enthusiastic with a desire to help nature by delivering excellent customer service? Would you like to join a friendly team at one of Scotland’s busiest and most important nature reserves?

This Nature Reserve's café is not just about serving great food and giving first class service - it’s about saving wildlife too. They source menu ingredients that are as ethical, local and nature friendly as possible. By becoming part of this team you will help to show customers that visiting this reserve is the best choice they could have made.

About Loch Leven

Loch Leven forms part of the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve and is made up of important wetland and woodland habitats. Ospreys, marsh harriers and swallows visit us in the summer, and up to 20,000 pink-footed geese fly in from Iceland each autumn to spend winter around the loch. Red squirrels are resident in their woodland. It offers a great day out for families, nature lovers and wildlife watchers and can be easily accessed from the Loch Leven Heritage Trail which brings many walkers and cyclists to the site.

Our client's visitor centre, the busy hub of the reserve, looks out over the wetland and the loch to Kinross and the distant Ochil Hills. As part of a commitment to providing excellent, fully accessible facilities, our client has recently undertaken extensive redevelopment works, including the refurbishment of their café.

About the Role

They are looking for catering assistants who thrive in a busy work environment, care about delivering excellent customer service and want to positively contribute to the successful operation of their café. You will work as part of the team taking orders, serving and clearing away, and they’ll train you to prepare tasty, ethical food and make creamy barista coffees. It can be a busy and often non-stop environment to work in, but if that’s your thing you’ll be in your element!

Now, more than ever, hygiene in customer service settings is paramount so they will expect you to undertake training in this area including Food Hygiene training.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Enthusiastic approach to work,
  • Understanding of the principals of food hygiene;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to work on own initiative;
  • Ability to manage and respond to customer needs and feedback;
  • Working in target driven/pressured environment;
  • Working on the till, card machine, cashing up;
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of working at a café/bar/pub;
  • Knowledge of food and food service skills;
  • Computer skills.

Additional Information

  • They have roles to fill with varying, flexible hours and work days available, so please let them know in your application what availability you could offer.
  • All necessary training will be provided.
  • Please be aware that there are no direct public transport links to the reserve so please bear this in mind when applying.

If you are passionate about great food and excellent customer service, this organisation would love to hear from you!

Closing date: 23:59, Wednesday, 8th February 2023
Please note
 that they are actively recruiting for this role and they will be interviewing suitable applicants as and when they come in.
The right is reserved to close this advert at any time.

This charity is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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