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Royal Commonwealth Pool, 21 Dalkeith Rd, EH16 5BB
£21,222 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
16 hours per week

Senior Catering Assistant - Multi-Site​

Part-time permanent role, 16 hours a week​

Salary: £21,222 per annum, pro rata (£ 11.41 per hour)

Locations – Edinburgh Leisure cafes (Tumbles at Portobello, Meadowbank Sports Centre, Royal Commonwealth Pool, and Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho)

Are you a friendly, positive, and energetic multitasker?

Are you flexible and looking for a new challenge?

We are looking for a key player in our Café team at Edinburgh Leisure!

As a Senior Catering Assistant, you'll be the face of our cafes, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all customers. This hands-on position involves providing crucial support to our 4 Café Refresh locations, covering annual leave, sickness, last-minute shifts, and special events. The role requires flexibility as it spans both the front and back of the house, ensuring a dynamic and engaging work environment. While shifts are generally planned in advance, occasional adjustments may be necessary.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing excellent customer service while taking orders, serving customers, processing sales and operating tills.
  • Preparing and serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, as well as food items such as soups, paninis, hot breakfasts, pizzas, and sandwiches.
  • Assisting in monitoring and restocking supplies, such as food ingredients, utensils, and cleaning materials, to ensure smooth operations.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards.
  • Responding to and resolving customer enquiries, complaints, and comments.
  • Supporting the Team Leader by effectively managing catering assistants, while setting an example of high performance and positive teamwork.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene certificate and barista training.
  • UK Driving licence along with access to a vehicle.
  • Previous hospitality experience demonstrating exceptional customer service.
  • Experience in basic food preparation and food assembly to comply with Food Safety & HACPP.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to engage and connect with a varied customer base.

In return, we offer:

  • FREE membership across all our centres with access to fitness classes, gyms, and swimming pools
  • Opportunities for training, career growth and development
  • Generous holiday allowance (32 days, rising with service up to 40 days)
  • Shift work which may fit around other commitments
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Paid sick leave
  • Company pension
  • Access to discounts with a huge number of retailers (saving money in cinemas, restaurants, clothing, and electronics shops, on insurance and healthcare and much more)

Closing date: 26/02/2024

Assessment date: 04/03/2024

Registered Scottish Charity No: SC027450

We are proud members of the Disability Confident Scheme. We encourage applications from people with disabilities and will offer support with reasonable adjustments where required. We are committed to offering an interview to applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the job.