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HC3S Casual Catering Assistant- The Lookout at Lepe Beach 9720

Job Details:


Hourly Rate: £8.50 per hour (pay award pending)


Work Location: The Lookout, Lepe beach


Hours per week: Casual, must be available for weekends and school holidays.


Contract Type: Casual


Closing Date: 28th March 2019




Advert Text:


HC3S is Hampshire County Council’s in house catering service. As a Catering Assistant working in a busy cafe, you’ll need to be able to work at pace and as part of a team. Duties will include preparing/cooking and serving food together with other general kitchen tasks which include cleaning duties.  You’ll also be required to setup/clear the cafe of tables and chairs on a daily basis and must be physically able to lift tables and chairs and kitchen equipment. 


There are vacancies for both Front of House staff and Kitchen Porters at The Lookout.


To find out more about HC3S please click on the following link




Job Purpose:


Under the direction of the Line Manager, help prepare, cook, serve and pack (where required) food and drink as appropriate, and deliver/ serve to customers at the correct time.  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 of dining hall/ restaurant: Set up required number of tables/ chairs. At the end of service clear furniture and cafe.


Serving/customer liaison:  Under supervision and direction serve food and drink where appropriate, speedily, courteously and following specified portion control guidelines and special dietary requirements. Positively encourage children to try a variety of food. Handle cash, where necessary, following strict guidelines


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 unit supervisor, carrying out quantity, temperature and quality checks.


Corporate and statutory initiatives – equalities / health and safety / e-government/ sustainability:  Ensure adherence to health and safety, food safety and hygiene procedures.




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:


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:


Karen Bega, District Manager, 07808879853


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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