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Food Service Assistant

Job Title: Food Service Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Yarm
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SDX/TP/548/45437
Job Published: May 15, 2019 12:21

Job Description

We currently have an opportunity for a Food Service Assistant to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.

Prepare and present food to the notified standard, ensuring the ethos of Fresh Food from Scratch is followed
To ensure all work areas and surfaces are clean and tidy as is practical at all times, especially at the end of the day/shift
To serve customers in a quick, polite manner ensuring good customer service at all times
Replenish food and equipment to ensure an efficient and seamless service
Clear and clean work areas after the service periods
To complete any administration as requested including food temperatures, cleaning schedules, delivery temperatures, stock takes etc.
To ensure that all food is prepared with due care and attention, particularly in regards to special dietary requirements, allergens and shelf life
To ensure the kitchen is maintained in a clean, organized manner and all food safety and health and safety policies and procedures are followed
To undertake cleaning duties including manual pot washing and use of a commercial dishwasher
To receive, check and store all deliveries ensuring adherence to company policies
To dispose of waste from the catering areas and refectory, as per company procedure, to school designated collection points.
To complete all cleaning schedules to the agreed standard
To work on a till (either cash taking or cashless) at service times when required
To promote a friendly working relationship with colleagues
To undertake training and comply with all company policies and procedures
To raise any issues to the Head Chef or Catering Manager in a timely manner
To report any incidents of accident, near miss, fire, loss, theft, damage, unfit food or any other irregularities
To work at school events, as required, with occasional evening and weekend work
To assist with the set up, service, clearing and cleaning of function catering as requested
To carry out any reasonable request by management
To assist in other local units as may be necessary in an emergency
Good interpersonal skills - calm nature
Enthusiastic  - Displays a natural and sustained enthusiasm and energy
Self-Motivated -  Needs no encouragement to make things happen
Strong but Flexible  - Always prepared to listen and consider the views of others
Positive -  Focuses on what CAN be done
Personal Appearance - Recognizes importance that appearance has on the attitudes of others
Responsible - Conscious of the consequences of action or inaction
Conscientious  - Demonstrates a commitment to get things done on or before agreed deadlines
An excellent opportunity has become available to work within Yarm School Catering Department commencing 27th August, 2019. We have a vacancy for a Casual Food Service Assistant to work mainly term time, 20 hours per week with occasional Evening and Weekend for Events, with further hours during the school holidays at Events in the Princess Alexandra Auditorium. There is the opportunity for this vacancy to become a permanent position for ideal candidates.  The Applicant will require some flexibility of working hours, you will be required to be available between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday plus some evenings and weekends for events.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking for a job in a busy environment with good customer service skills and work well as part of a team, also with the vacancy having the potential to becoming a permanent position

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.