Catering Assistants



Job Type

Part Time


Charity / Voluntary, Hospitality / Catering



Our busy catering operation at Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre is looking for Catering Assistants to join the team. We are looking for individuals who are able to deliver the highest standards of customer care and assist with the day-to-day running of the café operation, in line with set RSPB procedures and routines.

Catering Assistants
Reference: OCT20237648
Location: RSPB Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre
Salary: £10.90 - £11.70 Per Hour
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave
Duration: Permanent, Part-Time (varying hours per week)

Newport Wetlands is a partnership between Natural Resources Wales, who own and manage the Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve, and the RSPB who provide education programmes and visitor and café facilities at the busy visitor centre, located close to the Severn Estuary.

You will need to be available to work during the day, weekends, and Bank Holiday working will also be essential on a rotational basis.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Enthusiastic approach to work.
  • High 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.
  • Till operation and payment handling.
  • Knowledge of food and food service skills.
  • Computer skills.

Closing date: 23:59, Friday 8th December 2023
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position as soon as suitable candidates present themselves, so please do not delay in applying.
We reserve the right to close once sufficient applications have been received.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

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

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

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