RSPB • Purfleet - Rainham Marshes

Part-Time Catering Assistant (Fixed-Term)

Employment type:  Contract
Salary:  £19305 - £21417 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

We are looking for an inspiring team member who has experience in catering and who understands the important connections between food and the environment and great customer care at our beautiful Wetlands site. Rainham Marshes is the closest RSPB reserve to London with a visitor centre and café. We welcome visitors from across London, Essex and further afield.

You will need to be available to work during the day, weekends, and Bank Holiday working will also be essential.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Enthusiastic approach to work,
  • High understanding of the principals of food hygiene;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to work on own initiative;
  • Ability to manage and respond to customer needs and feedback;
  • Working in target driven/pressured environment;
  • Working on the till, card machine, cashing up;
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of working at a café/bar/pub;
  • Till operation and payment handling;
  • Knowledge of food and food service skills;
  • Computer skills.

This is a Fixed-Term Part-Time role for 30 hours per week, for 3 months. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 30th November 2022. For further information please contact milo.sumner@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application, you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete a short form. If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of your CV document upload.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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2400

Gender diversity (male:female)

41:59

Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries
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