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Front of House Assistant (1585)

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  • Pay Rate:
    £11.45 per hour
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
    Income Generation
  • 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 worldwide. Our vision is a world where every donkey has a good quality of life, and our mission is to improve the lives of donkeys every day. We will achieve this by transforming the lives of donkeys in need worldwide by fostering greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships. 

We are heading into our busy season and are looking for friendly and proactive team players with a strong customer service ethic to join our team at our award winning restaurant, The Kitchen. As Front of House Assistant, you will ensure excellent customer service is delivered by giving a warm welcome to all visitors, engaging them in the charity at every opportunity and ensuring that service exceeds customer’s expectations at all times.

About you:


  • Experience of working front of house in a high-volume catering operation.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including experience of dealing with enquiries and complaints from members of the public.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Good organisational skills.


About the role:

Your principal duties and responsibilities will include –

  • Serving food and beverages to customers, including barista coffee to a consistently high standard.
  • Delivering food and beverages to tables and clearing trays.
  • Ensuring secure cash handling and efficient and accurate use of the till.
  • Keeping the front of house and counter areas clean, cleaning and maintaining equipment and keeping records as required in compliance with food hygiene regulations.
  • Assisting with putting away deliveries and ensuring stock rotation.
  • Assisting with food preparation as required.
  • Carrying out dishwashing duties to a high standard.


What we offer in return:

Based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – these are part-time, casual contracts starting as soon as possible, working across a 7-day rota. The working hours and pattern will be agreed between the line manager and post-holder, but flexibility will be required for weekend working.

Please note: These roles will not include evening working or split-shifts.



Competitive pension.

Life Assurance.

31 Days holiday (including Bank holidays), rising to 34 with each full year of service.

Wellbeing Team.

Recorded Pilates classes.

Long Service Awards.

Healthshield Plan –

  • Reimbursement of some medical expenses up to the specified limits per membership.
  • Offers, discounts and cashback on shopping, travel and entertainment from participating outlets.

Free Parking.

Subsidised restaurant and shop.

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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