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Catering Assistant x2

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SALARY: £7,399.10

JOB TYPE: Part time, permanent

Role 1: 18.5 for 36 weeks

Role 2: 37 hours for 36 weeks

LOCATION: Hitchin

 

JOB PURPOSE:

  • As one of our Catering Assistants, you’ll be the face of Hart Kitchens Hub and deliver a consistently exceptional experience to our staff and students working in a team, whilst assisting and supporting each other with the day to day running of the outlet in both a Front of House and Back of House role and to support students in providing a daily food service
  • Support of the teaching sessions in ensuring that the commercial areas and the stock is correctly managed and the ordering and checking in of deliveries where appropriate are correctly carried out
  • Stock management and rotation and a joint responsibility for supporting the safe Food Safety practices across the department
  • Working with the tutors and students ensuring that the public areas are ready for services including cleaning
  • Undertake basic reception duties to include, answering telephone calls, dealing with bookings and supporting staff and students.
  • Provide cover in the absence of the Hospitality & Catering Technician
  • This position may include weekends and evenings term-time only

MORE THAN JUST A SALARY

  • Contributory Pensions Scheme;
  • Participations in the Group’s performance related pay scheme (PRP)
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Basic food preparation and production skills such as vegetable preparation
  • Serving customers and delivering exceptional customer service in front of house services, including cash handling
  • Experience with working with a range of different people at different ages and supervising these roles
  • Experience of Barista skills or be willing to be trained in this area
  • Understanding of cleaning kitchen areas, equipment and surfaces and knowledge of food hygiene practices and health & safety
  • Knowledge and awareness of Food Safety and health and safety, and desirable to hold a Food Safety Qualification or be willing to work towards
  • Understanding and experience of basic IT systems and procedures
  • Desirable to hold a Level 2 in literacy and numeracy
  • Desirable to hold a Level 2 qualification in the specified subject area
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a genuine interest and desire to succeed in Hospitality & Catering
  • Willingness to undertake continued professional development linked to Hospitality and catering

 

This job description is intended as a general guide to the duties attached to the post and is not an inflexible specification. It may, therefore, be altered from time to time to reflect the changing need of the service, always in consultation with the post holder.

 

 

 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Basic food production and serving of customers by delivering exceptional customer service including cash handling and managing of floats
  • General support with the running of Hart Kitchens Hub
  • Ensuring that all food and drink is prepared, cooked and served in strict accordance with the Government’s Food Standards and Health & Safety Policy
  • Assist in the delivery of any special dietary requirements and hospitality & catering as required.
  • Deal effectively with staff and learners daily and advise on availability of services
  • Assisting, loading and clearing an industrial dishwasher, washing of pans and other equipment and cleaning down all services at the end of service including sweeping and mopping floors and any other tasks that the Head of Department may require
  • Working alongside the Head of Department ensuring that all Environmental Health paperwork is completed and updated regularly
  • Assisting when required during practical teaching sessions in the Hart Kitchens Hub to include working with students
  • Cleaning, organisation and re-stocking of dry storage area, chiller units, fridges and freezers
  • Help in the liaising with central support staff eg Estates, IT, Marketing etc
  • Help to always maintain the professional image of all of the Hospitality & Catering areas.
  • Ensure that stocks are always kept secure.
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety at all times an in accordance with the college and curriculum area policy.and to notify line manager or appropriate manager of any risks or concerns about health and safety.
  • Checks to ensure that all equipment is in working order
  • Have a commitment to own development through effective use of the college’s professional development and staff development scheme
  • Maintain efficient administration systems where required
  • To carry out tasks when necessary, in other areas of the Department when required such as laundry, Hair & Beauty & the main teaching area
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested by the line manager, or any more senior manager or Director

 

 

 

 

 

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    SAFER RECRUITMENT STATEMENT

    The Hart Learning Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

    To view our fair recruitment forms, please click here for equality and diversity declaration.

    Please note these vacancies may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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    “I genuinely enjoy coming to work, the students are the people that motivate me – they are so full of energy and enthusiasm.

    Hart Learning Group’s links to the community are essential for this job to work well – integrating local businesses and organisations ensure we offer the best service to our students.”

    Victoria Lang - Business, Travel & Events Lecturer