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Front of House Assistant (0943)

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  • Pay Rate:
    £9.98 per hour
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
    Marketing Communications
  • Vacancy Type:
    Casual Worker
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Part Time

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We have an excellent opportunity for 6 flexible and proactive individuals to join the dedicated Front of House Team at our award winning restaurant, The Kitchen. A true people person and team player, you will establish, build and maintain successful relationships with colleagues and supporters, and will provide excellent customer service and a great restaurant to experience to all who visit The Donkey Sanctuary.

Principal duties and responsibilities within these rewarding roles will include –

  • Serving food and beverages to customers, including barista coffee to a consistently high standard
  • Ensuring secure cash handling and efficient and accurate use of the till
  • Keep the front of house and counter areas clean, ensuring the correct use, cleaning and maintenance of equipment and keep records as required complying with food hygiene regulations
  • Assisting in storing deliveries and ensuring stock rotation
  • Assisting in food preparation as required
  • Keeping bin areas neat, clean and tidy and taking recycling to designated point
  • Carrying out dishwashing and general cleaning duties to a high standard.
  • Serving ice cream and other refreshments from the ice cream hut and bicycle.

Experience of working front of house in a high-volume catering operation, together with excellent customer service, communication and organisational skills, and the ability to interact with visitors of all ages and backgrounds, is essential. Previous cash handing and till experience, barista training, basic food preparation skills and experience of working in a commercial kitchen, is desirable.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied and vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – these are casual hours, permanent contracts starting as soon as possible. Shifts will be agreed between the Line Manager and the post holder, and will include weekdays and weekend work.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

Please note: The Guaranteed interview scheme is only applicable to candidates who consider themselves to have a disability applying for roles based within the United Kingdom.

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The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, EX10 0NU
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