Catering Assistant

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£18,342 - £21,236, per annum Pro rata
Oct 16, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 29, 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Application closing date: 29/10/2019
Salary: £18,342 - £21,236, per annum Pro rata
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Catering team on a permanent basis. This position is based mainly our Sighthill campus working 20 hours per week. Normal hours of work 1000-1400 Monday to Friday , with the expectation that hours may change with notice and you may be asked to work at other campuses to meet the departments needs.

Our Property and Facilities team deliver a first class service to over 1,500 staff and nearly 18,000 students across Edinburgh Napier University. We have a drive to continuously improve the service to both customers, staff and visitors. We are currently looking for a Catering Assistant to join our in-house catering team based in a coffee outlet. We not only provide day catering for our students & staff but also cater for large business and hospitality events run within the University throughout the year.

The Role

As a Catering Assistant, you will provide excellent levels of customer care to a range of people within the University. Along with the service of food & drink to customers, you will be responsible for setting up, delivering and serving hospitality at events. You will be required to operate EPOS tills which will involve considerable cash handling duties in a busy environment.

 There may be times when you have to assist with barista duties or limited food preparation duties such as sandwich and salad preparation ensuring all statutory obligations are adhered to.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a customer-focused team within a flexible working environment.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a customer service focused person who enjoys a busy working environment.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Considerable experience within a busy catering environment
  • Experience of cash handling 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work on your own initiative 
  • An understanding of health & safety regulations, ensuring you are complying with our policy and procedures to deliver the highest standards of food care and hygiene

Desirable attributes:

  • Elementary food hygiene certificate 
  • Barista training 
  • COSHH training 
  • Manual handling training 

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits We Offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Salary: Grade 2 

Additional Information

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Kirstin Crabbe on k.crabbe@napier.ac.uk

Start Date: ASAP
Application Closing Date: 29 October 

Proposed Interviews to be held w/c 4th November or 11th November

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditation (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.