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Part-Time Catering Assistant (Fixed-Term)

Reference: JUN20247868
Expiry date: 2024-08-08 22:59:00.000
Location: Minsmere
Salary: £23,401.00 - £25,122.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave
Duration:3 months
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2023.pdf

Our busy catering operation at Minsmere Reserve is looking for a part-time catering assistant  We are looking for an individuals who is able to deliver the highest standards and customer care and assist with the day-to-day running of the café operation, in line with set RSPB procedures and routines.

You will need to be available to work during the day (no evenings), and weekend and Bank Holiday working will be essential.  The successful candidate will be offered a contract from July 2024 – November 2024 

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 zero-hours contract, and will average between 22.5 to 37.5 hours a week. For further information, please contact

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.

Please note that we are actively recruiting for this vacancy, and reserve the right to close once sufficient applications have been received. We will be interviewing on an ongoing basis.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

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

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

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