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The Role

An opportunity has arisen for 2 x Catering Assistant to join our Catering Department. Catering Assistants are responsible for providing support to the Catering section in the provision of services within the Catering Department and to College Facilities, both for the Fettes Trust and its subsidiary companies.

Specifically, the Catering Department provides three meals per day throughout term time and during the Summer Language School ‘term’ and one meal per day for primarily non-teaching staff at other times, subject to the needs of the department to close for training, cleaning and holidays.

Reporting to the Front of House Co-ordinators, and in their absence, the Breakfast Supervisor or Shift Leaders, Catering Assistants will be expected to be flexible in working hours, working five days out of seven, and be able to work additional hours as required for functions within the College. They should react quickly, efficiently and courteously to customer needs, and to the request of duty management, whilst maintaining the cleanliness, hygiene and safety of the Catering Facilities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organise and control food service points as directed
  • Deliver and serve meals and snacks with the correct items as requested, and exercise portion control as directed
  • Setting out of dining tables, chairs and serving points
  • Setting of tables, laying out of cutlery, coffee pots water jugs, etc, eg for parents’ teas, meetings, societies, staff rooms, lunches & dinners
  • Carry out general kitchen and dining room duties including washing up of containers, cutlery, glass, plates, etc, clearing away equipment including tables, and chairs
  • Ensure full compliance of sanitising schedules including, kitchens, dining room and surrounding areas including large and small equipment, all work surfaces, contact points, furniture, floors and walls
  • Always provide excellent levels of customer care
  • Basic preparation of food and beverages including vegetables and snacks using appropriate equipment, and as directed by senior chefs
  • Comply with food hygiene and health and safety regulations and procedures
  • Any other reasonable duties as required in the provision of Catering Services

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. The duties and responsibilities are intended to give a broad indication of the variety of tasks the post holder may be asked to undertake. It is not an exhaustive list of activities, and staff may be asked to carry out duties commensurate with the grade of the post. All staff are expected to accept a reasonable amount of overtime if requested from time to time. We reserve the right to adjust employee’ shifts to cover the requirements of our business and cover annual holidays.

Application Process

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role via email to:

Closing date for applications is Friday, 26th November 2021. An offer of employment will be subject to two satisfactory references being obtained from your referees and a clean report being obtained on you from the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme in view of the contact you will have with children during your normal duties.

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