Café Assistant

Opportunity to learn Barista and other catering related skills, which can be transferable to other opportunities in the future. Chance to contribute to a local heritage and community space. Hours can be flexible to suit, including weekends.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Offer a warm and friendly welcome to customers
  • Serving food and drink promptly and efficiently and clearing tables in a timely manner
  • Liaising with the catering manager as necessary, to ensure there is sufficient food on display for sale and maintaining displays presentable throughout the day
  • Loading and unloading the dishwasher
  • Keeping the café clean, tidy and presentable to visitors
  • Becoming familiar with following food hygiene and cafe policy and procedures
  • Assisting with the end of day procedures, including wiping down surfaces, storing stock and collecting rubbish
  • Becoming familiar with and following the Old Low Light Heritage Centre Health and Safety Policy at all times

Additional Responsibilities could also include:

  • Assisting with the taking of orders for food and drink (and shop sales), operating the café till and handling cash
  • Ensuring that orders are taken efficiently and that orders are fulfilled as promptly as possible
  • Assisting with some basic food preparation (e.g. toasting sandwiches, teacakes, scones; plating up cakes and tray bakes; operating the panini machine). Full training provided
  • Operating the coffee machine and preparing the full range of drinks offered on the menu. Full training provided
  • Serving alcoholic beverages
  • Assisting with the catering at special events (e.g. helping set up buffet, preparing flasks etc.)

About The Old Low Light Heritage Centre

The Old Low Light Heritage Centre is a community space and gallery dedicated to telling the story of North Shields and its heritage through learning, exhibitions and events.

What skills do I need?

Good communication, an outgoing personality and a willingness to learn new skills. No formal qualifications required, previous experience in a café environment would be good, but not essential as training will be given.

This role will suit you if you are:

  • Someone who enjoys variety, likes meeting people, has a friendly and helpful nature and likes being part of a small team
  • Looking for a new challenge and would love to come and get stuck in within a friendly team
  • Someone who is good at keeping a cool head under pressure and is well organised and methodical
  • Someone who is cheery and positive and able to provide a warm and friendly welcome for our visitors and help them make the most out of their visit to the Old Low Light café
  • Someone who enjoys helping to make people happy and enjoys seeing happy, satisfied customers
  • If you've got catering experience - we'd love to hear about it

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The Old Low Light Heritage Centre

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