Senior Catering Assistant

Hartlepool, Durham
Hourly rate: £9.50
23 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Hours: 30 per week (includes weekend work)

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

Hartfields is a retirement village for people aged 60 plus who want to live in their own home, within a vibrant and active community. There are 242 self-contained properties which are home to over 300 residents. The catering function here aims to provide a coffee shop, restaurant and licensed bar service to those residents in addition to over 100 on-site staff and the general public.

About this role:
To provide a high quality customer service experience to residents, guests and visitors that reflect the vision for Hartfields Retirement Village and contribute to the overall wellbeing of customers. Ensuring the restaurant and coffee shop provide a relaxing, comfortable environment and within that, all staff provide excellent customer service and care.
You will be responsible for the supervision of the catering areas, including service of meals and snacks, the essential record keeping in relation to all the functions of the catering area, maintaining an oversight of hygiene and safety in the catering areas, the direction and supervision of staff and those services associated with front of house activities.
Assisting in the preparation and service of meals at Hartfields you will be pivotal in maintaining a high level of quality in terms of service, cleanliness and customer experience.

About you:
Ideally you will have experience of working in a fast paced, vibrant environment and be able to demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team as well as stepping up to take responsibility when required.
Qualified to NVQ 2 and possessing experience gained in a catering or customer facing role whilst not essential would be seen as desirable qualities.

You will be required to undertake a DBS check for this position.

Closing date for applications is Monday 2 April 2018

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12 April 2018

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background.

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