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Catering and Hospitality Assistant

Catering and Hospitality Assistant


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CAT are seeking a Catering & Hospitality Assistant to work as part of the catering team, providing front of house service to café/bar customers and help deliver and maintain a high standard of customer service, cleanliness and presentation.

About CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an internationally renowned environmental charity, a world-leading eco centre, and one of the foremost providers of postgraduate environmental education in the UK, based near Machynlleth in Mid Wales.

CAT provides inspiration, education and training in solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Key activities include a visitor centre where people can see solutions in action, residential, in-person and online short courses and events, vocational training, and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of sustainability-related topics.

Our free Information Service provides advice for individuals and our Zero Carbon Britain team publishes research and works directly with councils, communities and other organisations to help transform complex economic, social and political systems.

Job Details

  • Ref: CHA220210
  • Responsible to: Food and Beverage Manager
  • Contract type: Permanent/temporary
  • Location: At Company’s site in Llwyngwern, nr Machynlleth
  • Hours: Variable
  • Working Days: Spread over 7 days on a rota basis, including evenings and early mornings Split shifts may be required, dependent on business requirements
  • Salary: £9.50
  • Application deadline: Ongoing
  • Interview to be held: As required
  • Expected start date: ASAP – To be discussed

COVID-19 Considerations:

Staff are working remotely as much as possible, subject to individual roles. Working arrangements for staff comply with all current applicable COVID-19 guidance and are updated as and when the guidance changes.

Overview of Role

CAT’s catering team aims to provide a high quality service to its range of customers who include day visitors, school groups, students, course attendees, B&B guests, events and conference delegates. CAT’s café is one of the leading vegetarian and sustainable food outlets in Wales, showcasing low-carbon, nutritious and tasty food. Current areas of operation include the main café and the bar and restaurant in the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) building.

Working as part of the catering team, the assistant’s role is to provide front of house service to café/bar customers and CAT guests and help deliver and maintain a high standard of customer service, cleanliness and presentation.

Main Responsibilities

  •  Working with the Catering team, serving customers in the cafe and the bar operating the till, cashing up, cleaning areas and restocking as required
  • Working with the Hospitality team, ensuring that an excellent level of presentation and cleanliness is maintained in general public areas and accommodation
  • Assisting with events
  • To comply with CAT Health & Safety Procedures
  • Undertake such other duties as required by the Food and Beverage Manager.

Applications should be forwarded to vacancy@cat.org.uk by the deadline stating the job title in the Subject line.

Any queries should be addressed to vacancy@cat.org.uk

Applications are required, CVs will not be accepted.

To learn more about the role, download the full job description:

Job Description: Catering and Hospitality Assistant

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