Catering Assistant

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Reference number: 43213

Title: Catering Assistant

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 22 April 2019

Salary: Circa £16,000 per annum

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

As the Catering Assistant at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham you will be a key part of the team in our high quality café and the catering provision at the centre. Our café serves people Sense supports, the local community and also staff based at the location.

This is a full time role, working in the café and serving catering at events and assisting with simple food preparation as needed. You will ensure that the standard of service in the café and at catered events is outstanding at all times and provide a warm welcome to all.

You will play your part in ensuring environmental health standards are met to a high standard and that the café and kitchen environment always looks attractive, and is clean and tidy, washing up and cleaning as needed.

You will arrange and deliver catering for events, small and large scale. You will be efficient in using the till system, and in cash handling.

About you 

You will have experience of a front-facing role in a catering environment and the ability to work with enthusiasm, efficiency and energy. You will already hold a food hygiene qualification and will be confident with basic food prep and other kitchen processes to support our Chefs as needed.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and an interest in learning new communication methods. You will be passionate about what the Hive Café has to offer our on-site staff, tenants, people supported by Sense and our local community and will be an enthusiastic advocate for TouchBase Pears.

An ability to work flexible hours including regular early mornings, some evenings, and 2-3 Saturdays per month, is essential.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Laura Benson via laura.benson@sense.org.uk

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 

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