Blackpool, UK

£16,206 pa

Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

If you have catering experience and a passion for cooking as well as providing excellent customer service consider a move to Sparky's Café as a Cook/Catering Assistant

Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Cook/Catering Assistant for our community cafe. Our aim is to provide a high quality catering experience for customers using our café, as well as employment and volunteering opportunities for individuals with experience of mental health problems. But this is only possible with people like you to help us.

You will support individuals to participate in the running of the café and shop through a programme of apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering. You will also play your part in food preparation and provide the best customer care while serving in the shop, including handling cash and card transactions.

Ideally, you will have some experience of selling products or services that involves handling cash/card transactions but we are happy to provide training for the right person. You should also have some cooking experience and a Food Hygiene certificate would be ideal. Well organised with good time management skills and a commitment to team working, you will have a genuine interest in working with people with mental health problems. Good verbal and written communication skills and an ability to use office IT systems is needed as is the ability to work flexibly including weekend and evening cover as part of a rota. An NVQ 2 in Catering or related vocational qualification would be an advantage.

The salary for this post is £16,206 per annum.

This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.