Cafe Assistant / Canteen Assistant

England, Essex, Brentwood
Up to £17850 per annum
21 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Part Time

Cafe Assistant / Canteen Assistant

Permanent, Part Time

Up to £17,850 per annum

Location: Brentwood

Closing Date: 01/08/2021

Part Time - 25 hours per week

This role will be based at Bishops Hill Centre in Brentwood.

Job Purpose:

The Canteen Assistant will deliver high quality customer service, providing drinks, confectionery and light snacks to users of the ACL refreshment areas. Possessing a food handling or hygiene qualification at level 1 or above and experience of working within a customer focussed catering environment. The role requires good communication skills and knowledge and understanding of health and safety procedures.

Adult Community Learning (ACL) is ECC's provider of lifelong learning experiences for Essex residents. ACL offers qualifications to help people move nearer to, enter or progress within the workplace or gain skills to enhance life chances. The service focuses many of its programmes and activities on the hardest to reach communities within Essex. ACL learners have access to a diverse range of accredited and non-accredited courses which encourage creativity, healthy lifestyles, social inclusion and engagement.

Term Time 39 weeks - Mon to Thurs with flexibility. 8am to 2:30pm.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Provide drinks and sell confectionery and light snacks to staff and visitors to ACL.
  • Responsible for handling and recording cash to ensure all receipts are managed in line with Essex County Council procedures.
  • Responsible for keeping equipment and surfaces in a clean condition to comply with Health & Safety requirements and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment.
  • Promote and deliver high standards of customer care, adhering to quality assurance systems in accordance with local procedures.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Possesses a Level 1 food handling/hygiene qualification with experience of working within a catering environment.
  • Experience of working with the public in a customer orientated service.
  • Experience of handling and recording cash.
  • Good verbal communication skills with a customer focussed approach.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Good cleaning skills.
  • An understanding of COSHH.
  • An understanding of food allergies and cross contamination.
  • Previous restaurant experience is preferable.

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