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Hospitality Services Assistant
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Job reference: CIX-021506

Location: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/03/2023

Salary: £19,838 to £19,863 per annum (pro rata if part time) depending on experience

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Cultural Institutions

Division: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre-Operations

Hours Per Week: 35

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible

School / Directorate: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

We are seeking to appoint Hospitality Services Assistants to work in Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre’s popular Planet Café and new First Light Cafe. The post holder will play a vital role in the day to day running of our retail cafés.

Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement is one of the University of Manchester's Cultural Institutions and is dedicated to engaging audiences with the science, culture, and history of Jodrell Bank Observatory, the UK’s 32nd UNESCO World Heritage Site, via its extensive exhibitions and award-winning programme of education, events and festivals.  The First Light Café seats 85 people indoors and 58 people outdoors, Planet Café seats 50 people indoors and 60 people outdoors. 

Key duties include

  1. Cafe, barista and delivered catering services as required
  2. Assisting with food preparation, stock control and storage
  3. Pot washing and table clearing
  4. Maintaining the required standards of professional presentation, safety and hygiene at all times

You will have experience of working in a café environment. Food hygiene and allergen qualifications are essential as well as significant understanding of health & safety relevant to working in a café. You will need to have excellent customer service and communication skills, be a good team worker, and be reliable and flexible.

Vacancies available, either 1 x Full time position @ 35 hours, Part Time positions will be considered. Shift patterns will vary but will include weekend and Bank holiday work. Due to the requirements of events, there will be occasional early morning and evening work involved with this role.

Jodrell Bank is rurally located, 20 miles south of Manchester, and applicants will need their own means of transportation in order to travel to and from work. 

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Amanda Lowndes, Commercial Enterprises Manager 

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.