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Cafe Assistant

Cafe Assistant

Posted 1 November 2023 by Whistl
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We are looking for a cafe assistant to join our team in Gateshead depot. This is a fantastic part-time opportunity offering a great range of benefits and weekday shifts.

If you have previous experience and thrive working in a busy cafe environment, we would love to hear from you!

As a cafe assistant, you will report to the cafe manager and assist with the preparation and sale of food and beverages and be expected to maintain a high standard of food hygiene and cleanliness of the cafe and facilities.

The main responsibilities of this cafe assistant role include are but not limited to:

  • Welcoming customers to the cafe.
  • Preparing and serving hot food and beverages.
  • Taking payments for goods.
  • Assisting with inventory and ordering goods if required.
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy working environment.
  • Upholding a high level of customer service.
  • Ensuring that health and safety rules are adhered to and any issues are reported.

If you have experience in customer service and food preparation as a cafe assistant, catering assistant, barista, kitchen assistant, cafe server, cafe attendant, or in a similar role, apply today!

  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement, starting at 31 days (including public holidays), increasing up to 36 days with long service
  • Access to our prestige Benefits and Rewards Portal including discounts on high-street shopping, days out, entertainment and food & drink, including popular brands such as Apple, Samsung, and Buyagift.
  • Long service rewards, both financial and leave-based.
  • Health cash plan in which you can get money back on health treatments such as prescriptions, eye care, dental, and more.
  • Life assurance scheme: A scheme that may provide a lump-sum payment should you die whilst employed by the company.
  • Career development opportunities: through E-Learning, Management Development Programmes, and Apprenticeships in which you can gain professional qualifications during working time at no cost to yourself.
  • Access to a well-established Employee Assistance Programme provider, who provides support to our people and their families in areas such as their health and well-being.

And other excellent benefits you'd expect from a market leader.

Additional Information

This role offers 16 hours per week, working Wednesday and Friday 7.45am to 15.45pm

Essential Skills

To carry out this role, we are looking for a candidate with:

  • Previous experience working in the food preparation and service industry.
  • A valid hygiene certificate.
  • A friendly persona who is enthusiastic about working in a busy cafe environment.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours to cover holidays throughout the year.
About Company

Whistl is a delivery management company providing efficient, high-quality and competitively priced services across business mail, parcels, fulfilment and doordrop media both in the UK and internationally. Distributing more than 4 billion items annually, we are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK.

Whistl is a Disability Confident employer and is committed to equal opportunities for all in all of our employment policies and practices.

Due to the nature of our business, this role may be subject to a basic DBS check.

Required skills

  • catering
  • barista
  • kitchen assistant
  • food and beverage preparation
  • catering assistant
  • Cafe assistant
  • cafe server
  • cafe attendant

Reference: 51541974

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