Minstead Study Centre offers residential environmental education visits to school children in Hampshire. Located in the New Forest, we work with our visitors to help them learn and understand more about the world around them, and all our team members across the service help enable this work.
This is a small Centre, and the family atmosphere created by the whole team is a vital part of our appeal to our visitors.
In the kitchen, this is an opportunity to assist the cook in providing a high quality catering service at all times.
Ideally with previous experience in a similar role, and an understanding of customer care, you will normally assist with cooking for and serving up to 38 children and members of staff.
In this busy and yet rewarding role, you will clean and prepare the dining room for visitors, wash up and tidy away in the kitchen, and assist with the preparation and serving of meals.
The hours for this role are 4.30pm - 6.30pm Monday - Thursday, 42 weeks per year. (Term time plus 3 additional weeks)
During school holidays and occasional weekends, the centre is used for non-school courses and events. Some of these may request catering, we envisage the plus 3 weeks over the holidays would be worked flexibly to cover these.
For further information about the Centre, as well as the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to our website
Catering Assistant : Job Summary & Person Specification
This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements, please note we will take up references prior to interview.
As part of the pre-employment checks that are undertaken for this role, you will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaire. The questionnaire is confidential, and is screened by our Occupational Health Department, who will ensure that you are medically fit for this role before being formally offered the position.
Please contact James Dawkins (Head of Centre) or Zebe Harris (Business Support Manager) on 02380 813437.
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