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Café Assistant (Part-time, flexible )

£ 9.20 to £ 10.26 per hour
Part Time - 22.5 hours per week

  • Are you a dynamic individual with a passion for catering and who enjoys working as part of a team?

  • Do you enjoy a fast-paced, busy catering environment, serving a wide range of customers?

If this is you, read on

We love food, we love people, we love hospitality !

We are presently recruiting a new Café Assistant part-time / flexible hours, 22.5 hours per week, to join our growing catering team and support the expansion of the Quarry café, due to our high numbers of visitors and growing popularity.

Our Quarry Café at the award winning Aldingbourne Country Centre, in the beautiful south downs,  prides itself in delivering locally sourced and expertly created dishes, sharing our passion for high-quality food and having the ability to make a difference in our customer’s and clients’ day, every day!

Working in modern facilities, duties include:

  • Respond to the challenges of a dynamic and energetic kitchen environment, whilst maintaining the highest of standards.

  • To operate the tills confidently and account for daily takings.

  • Work flexibly between both front of house and kitchen, as required.

  • Handle compliments and complaints, requests and enquiries on food, beverage and service correctly and courteously.

  • Help the team develop their culinary and customer service skills by sharing your experience and knowledge.

  • Support people with learning disabilities to gain skills developing their independence and leading towards employment.

  • To adhere to all Hygiene, Food Safety, Health & Safety policies to safeguard the health and safety of customers and clients.

  • To lead by example, offering excellent levels of service and professionalism at all times, serving and assisting customers in an engaging, polite and warm manner.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant experience in a catering / cafe / hospitality environment

  • Food Hygiene Qualification and be familiar with food safety standards

  • Good communication and listening skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to provide excellent customer care

  • Good team working skills

  • A commitment to the principles of people with learning disabilities having human rights, dignity, respect, equality, and an emphasis on positive outcomes for people.

  • Experience in supporting people who have a learning disability

Usual working hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm. Working 3 days out of 7 (dependent on rotas), including some evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Due to our unique location, your own transport is an advantage, however, an informal Car Share scheme is available 

Aldingbourne Trust offer a competitive benefits package to all of our staff, including discounted gym memberships at a variety of leisure centres, free entry to the Aldingbourne Country Centre, Life Assurance, pension, cycle to work scheme, Employee Assistance, Eyecare and Flu Vaccination programme and so much more!