Cafe Assistant - Working for Essex
Salary: £
Closing date: 29 Jul 2024
Location: Brentwood
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 17377
Role: Environments and Public Services
About the role

Café Assistant (Weald Country Park)

Contract: Casual

Working Hours: Part-time, Weekends

Salary: £12.38 per hour PAYE / £15.49 Umbrella

Closing Date: Monday 29th July 2024

Interview Dates: 12th/13th August 2024

Please note that this is a part-time, casual role. Working hours are; Monday-Friday 09:00-16:15 & Saturday-Sundays 09:00-17:00.

The successful candidate will be required to work weekends.

About the role

As a Café Assistant, you will ensure a clean, safe, tidy, and welcoming environment for customers to buy and consume food within the Cafe based at Weald Country Park.

You will be serving customers with food and drink, and undertaking basic food preparation, in accordance with food safety regulations. You will also be washing up, clearing tables, general day to day cleaning, along with structured deep cleaning according to health and safety standards.

You will be responsible for identifying tasks and ensuring these are completed to a high standard, operating tills and handling cash, and supporting with stocktaking and stock movement to ensure consumables are used and maintained correctly.

You will also be working in the Visitor Centre with duties including:

  • Placing orders and taking deliveries
  • Supporting regular stocktakes
  • Dealing with queries, complaints and providing advice on the park
  • Selling Explorer Passes and providing advice
  • Selling trail leaflets, maps, and events-based materials

· Working at the shop end of the visitor centre, serving customers, and keeping the area stocked and tidy

  • Helping with displays within the visitor centre

You will be responsible for complying with all health and safety rules ensuring the proper use and care of protective clothing and equipment.

You will provide an excellent customer experience by offering help and support to visitors.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, you will have experience of working within a Catering environment, delivering excellent customer service. You will have good communication skills, with the ability to prioritise workload, and work well within a team.

Above all, you will have the ability to develop skills and knowledge within your role.

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success. If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email OR