Job Title: Catering Assistant  
Location: YMCA Surbiton
Contract: Fixed Term Contract 3 Months
Hours of Work: 16 hours per week
Shift Pattern: 8 – 5 pm
Hourly rate: £8.57
Closing Date: 12 January, 2018


YMCA London South West and YMCA East London have merged. This new organisation which is called YMCA London South West has resulted in a growing presence across South, South West and East London.  The Association is part of the affiliated YMCA Christian Movement, offering opportunities to young people and their communities to develop in mind, body and spirit in order to fulfil their potential.


During these exciting times for the association, we are seeking a Catering Assistant at YMCA Surbiton to assist in all aspects of the running of the Café and functions at YMCA Surbiton. You will be part of a larger Catering Department which falls under the YMCA Health and Wellbeing brand and is quite unique delivering a number of catering services; which includes daily meals for the residents that live in its hostels, cafés open to the public, as well as catering for functions; meetings and conferences held at its other YMCA sites. We also cater for three free schools.


You will provide excellent customer service, preparing and cooking simple but wholesome food and serving drinks to a high standard; maximise income and customer satisfaction within the Café; keep all catering areas clean and well stocked, whilst working on your own or with others.


It is essential to hold a current food hygiene certificate, or obtain one within one month of starting; possess good verbal communication skills; to have experience of food preparation and presentation; to have the ability to calculate cash transactions and handle cash quickly and accurately. It would be an advantage to have worked in sales or customer service, or to have experience of Café procedures such as cashing up, till operation, and awareness of special diets.  This role is subject to safeguarding checks including a DBS check in line with YMCA LSW procedures.


YMCA London South West is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities.  As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and will not accept a CV in lieu of a completed application form. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


YMCA London South West is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.

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The closing date to complete this application is 12 January, 2017.