Catering Assistant (Part-Time)

North Ayrshire Council
28 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Profile

Living Wage Allowance

North Ayrshire Council supports the Scottish Government’s ‘Living Wage’ initiative, which provides that all employees should earn at least £8.45 per hour. Therefore, successful applicants will be paid the ‘Living Wage’ - (the Hourly Rate for the post + a Living Wage Pay Supplement, in order to bring their earnings to £8.45 per hour).


To assist in the provision of a quality catering service.


 Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council’s Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

 Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To prepare and serve food and beverages.
  • General catering and specific cleaning duties associated within a catering facility.
  • Cash handling/till operation.
  • Operate within the current Health and Safety legislation ensuring safe working practice by adhering to the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • Operate within Food Safety and Nutrition Guidelines.






Education and Qualifications


  • Elementary / Intermediate REHIS, or equivalent
  • Elementary Food & Health, or equivalent

  • Application Form
  • Interview



  • Experience of working in a catering operation
  • Experience of working with commercial catering equipment

  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge


  • HACCP (Food safety)
  • Nutrition knowledge
  • Health & Safety Knowledge

  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to handle cash and operate tills
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Willing to undertake training as required
  • Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work

  • Flexible hours to suit requirements of the service
  • Ability to help with catering functions
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)


Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

Additional Information

PVG (Adults)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offense to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process