Kitchen Assistant (Winlaton Mill, Gateshead)

Job title:                        Kitchen Assistant

Salary:                            National Minimum Wage

Hours:                            Minimum 18 hours. You will be employed on a flexible contract and will be expected to work additional hours.  These flexible hours will be agreed by your manager, with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice given prior to any additional hours being worked.  Flexible additional hours combined with your core hours will be no more than 37 hours in any one week.

Reporting to:                Catering Supervisor

Location:                        Across 2 sites: The Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, Spa Well Rd, Winlaton Mill and The Greenhouse, Annfield Plain


About us

Groundwork works across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for a Kitchen Assistant to join our Café Shrub Team. Working with a supportive brigade, you will be expected to be involved with the day-to-day running of catering services, assisting the chef/manager in the kitchen and maintaining consistently high standards of service, hygiene and health and safety.

The role requires a positive and flexible approach with the ability to operate effectively in a fast paced customer environment.  In addition, the role will require weekend working and some evening working.

About you

We are seeking someone who is outgoing and enthusiastic, preferably with experience of food preparation in a fast paced catering environment.  You will be an excellent communicator who is open, honest and acts with integrity.  You will be flexible and willing to tackle any task or role assigned to you with a positive attitude.

With a passion for food and delivering an excellent service, you will also have knowledge of food safety and health and safety principles.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Anya Haswell, Heritage Centre Manager on 01207 524898.

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