Catering Assistant - Essex Outdoors
Fixed Term, Full Time and Part Time
£9.50 per hour
Working Style: Fixed-base worker
Please note the pay rate for this position will increase to £10.40 per hour as of 1st April 2023 in line with the national minimum wage increase.
Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities, from activity days and Forest Schools through to residential experiences and adventurous expeditions. From archery and climbing through to power boating and sailing. Essex Outdoors delivers a full range of activities to excite and inspire.
Essex Outdoors are committed to delivering high-quality, high-value learning opportunities to the young people of Essex and the wider community.
Working on one of our very busy sites and as part of a team, you will assist Chefs and Cooks in providing three great choice and quality meals a day for up to 250 residential visitors. You will be working with a friendly team of people, in an environment that’s fast paced and full of energy.
- Responsible for basic food preparation
- Washing up, using a fully automated machine and cleaning some larger cooking items by hand
- To ensure that cleanliness is maintained within the facilities and are adequately stocked
- To maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with statutory regulations
- To use powered cleaning and catering equipment in accordance with the relevant safety requirements
Bradwell – Our coastal sailing and powerboat centre. A season here could see you out on the water, leading sessions on the beach or biking around the peninsular. Bradwell also offers a residential package for our instructors
Danbury – A large centre set on a 70-acre site of beautiful countryside and woodlands. Danbury runs a large range of both land-based and water-based activities.
Mersea – A large centre in a wonderful coastal setting with views across the Blackwater Estuary. Mersea offers a vast selection of both land and water-based activities. A residential package is available for instructors.
What you should do next
If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Essex Outdoors Website .
Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest city, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.
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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email Laura.O’Connor@essex.gov.uk