We have a great opportunity based at our Shuttleworth campus for a Catering Assistant to become a key member of our Bedford College Services department.

As a Catering Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students through:

  • To provide support and assistance to customers and other staff members.
  • To assist in the maintenance of the kitchen and Restaurant facilities and ensure serviceability and security of tools and equipment, and ensure Health and Safety requirements are met.
  • To present a professional image to all customers and presentation and serving of food to an agreed standard.
  • Our ideal candidates will have knowledge of Health & Safety procedures in catering environment and knowledge of food preparation and cooking skills, alongside the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of collecting monies through a cash register & PDQ machine
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate or equivalent
  • Experience in customer care
  • IT skills Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Allergen training
  • Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred –  At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Educational excellence –  We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.
  • Teamwork  – We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Continuous improvement –  We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.
  • Caring  – We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.
  • Inclusive –  We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Further details of the safeguarding requirements and essential criteria for the post can found within the Job Description.

    The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group’s policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

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