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HC3S Casual Catering Assistant- Staunton Country Park Cafe 9721

Hourly Rate: £9.00 per hour 


Work Location: Staunton Country Park, Havant.


Hours per week: Casual including Weekdays, Weekends and School Holidays


Contract Type: Casual


Closing Date: 31st May 2019


Advert Text:

HC3S is Hampshire County Council’s in house catering service. As a Catering Assistant working in a busy commercial kitchen, you’ll need to be able to work at pace and as part of a team. Duties will include preparing/cooking and serving food/ drinks together with other general kitchen tasks which include cleaning duties. 


To find out more about HC3S please click here.


Job Purpose:


Under the direction of the line manager, help prepare, cook, serve and pack (where required) food and drink as appropriate while following strict hygiene, health and safety rules and to deliver/serve to customer correctly and quickly.  In addition carry out general cleaning duties.



Role Responsibilities:


Food preparation and cooking of meals:  Help prepare, as directed by the line manager, the required number of food products, following specified menu/special dietary requirements. 


Setting up and clearing away:  Ensure the service is organised appropriately and timely and that the area is kept clean and suitable for use.


Serving/customer liaison:  To serve food and drinks to customers speedily and courteously, dealing effectively and confidently with queries or complaints.  Accurate handling of cash.


Kitchen cleaning rota and general washing up:   Manually wash up all eating utensils and equipment, sterilising where required, following set guidelines or use dishwasher where appropriate.  Complete cleaning duties, following daily and weekly rotas, to ensure health and safety and hygiene standards are maintained.


Stock control/receipt of deliveries:  Put away deliveries as instructed, ensuring correct stock rotation and quality control guidelines.  Receive deliveries, when directed by line manager, carrying out quantity, temperature and quality checks.


Corporate and statutory initiatives – equalities / health and safety / e-government/ sustainability:  Ensure health and safety and hygiene procedures eg:  temperature probing and recording.


Role Requirements:


Essential knowledge skills and experience:

Physically able to lift service and kitchen equipment


Desirable knowledge skills and experience:

Experience of working in a relevant catering environment


Working Conditions:


The following section provides an outline of the working conditions that may be encountered in this role.


Chairs are stored in stacks of 8 and moved to dining room/storage area.

Tables are moved to dining room and erected where appropriate.

Frequent bending and lifting

Washing up. Industrial height low sinks, slip hazards.

Exposure to noise levels during cooking/service (e.g. Mechanical extraction). 

Exposure to heat through ovens/deep fat fryers/hot cupboards.

Exposure to chemicals with irritant classification.

Exposure to food products which may be irritants (tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, fruits, lettuce)

Use of knives

Lone working early morning (for unit supervisor / manager posts).

Work can be at a fast pace

Temperature variants – kitchens can be hot in summer and cold in winter


As part of the pre-employment checks that are undertaken for this role, you will be asked to complete a Post Offer 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.



Contact details for an informal discussion:


Nicola Ferrier, Catering Manager, 02392453405


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group.

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