Catering Assistant
Ref: CA18(20)/CE

WWT Castle Espie (Northern Ireland)
£7,837 per annum (at age 18)
Position type
Part Time
Working pattern
This is a part-time role, working 18 hours per week on a rota basis. An immediate start is available.
Job advert

Are you an enthusiastic individual with a strong customer focus?

Want to increase your catering experience while supporting the ongoing success of an established charity? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Who will I be working for?

WWT (the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) is the nation’s leading wetland conservation charity. We are pioneers in protecting wetlands for wildlife and people, both in the UK and around the world.

Almost all life depends on wetlands for water, food, or habitat. Yet a third of all wetlands have been destroyed. We are leaders in saving threatened wetland wildlife, a centre for excellence in conservation science and experts in wetland management and creation.

We’re now looking for a Catering Assistant to join our busy Catering Department at Castle Espie Wetland Centre, working on a part-time basis. Castle Espie is just a short drive from Comber and easily commutable from Newtownards, Belfast and Bangor.

Are there any benefits?

- Salary of £7,837 per annum
- 25 days’ holiday, rising to 30 after five years’ service (pro rata)
- Contributory pension scheme
- Life assurance
- Free parking and secure bike storage areas
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all of our centres

In this varied role, you will play a key part in the day-to-day running of our picturesque restaurant, the Kingfisher Kitchen.

Nestled in a quiet corner on the North West shore of Strangford Lough, the Kingfisher Kitchen offers unrivalled views of wonderful wildlife, as well as home-cooked hearty breakfasts, seasonal specials and a range of quality Fairtrade teas and coffees.

As part of our Catering Team, you’ll not only have the chance to make an impact on our visitor experience, you’ll also support our wildlife conservation efforts, as the profits we generate are reinvested back into our charity.

What will I be doing?

As a Catering Assistant, you will help to deliver a high-quality catering service at Castle Espie Wetland Centre.

Reporting to the Catering Manager, you will:

- Provide excellent front of house customer service
- Help with food preparation tasks
- Maintain high standards of food hygiene and safety

What do I need?

While no experience is required, to join us as a Catering Assistant, you’ll need:

- Good communication skills
- A positive attitude
- The ability to work well as part of a team

Some experience of working in a catering environment would be beneficial, as would GCSEs (or equivalent).

The closing date for applications is the 26th February 2020, with interviews scheduled to be held on the 6th March 2020.

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

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