Café Front of House Assistant – Part-Time, Gillingham, Dorset

Join our friendly team in our lovely café at Thorngrove Garden Centre in Gillingham! Freshly renovated and with a unique reputation as a hidden gem, we’re looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us on a part-time basis.

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Hours: Part time – 24 hours over 3 days a week – to include weekend working on rota

Remuneration & Rewards Package: Up to £ 9.90/hour, depending on age and experience.

32 days annual holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) – pro-rata for part-time staff NB. This role requires some Bank Holiday working. Subsidised Private Healthcare (AXA)

Main Purpose of the job:
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our friendly café team here at the Secret Garden café in Thorngrove Garden Centre, Gillingham. Some experience is preferable but not essential. Full training will be given.
*No evenings
*No split shifts
*Closed over Christmas & New Year

Key Tasks:

• Operating the till
• Serving customers in a pleasant and courteous manner
• Undertaking the preparation of the food and beverages served in the café
• Working with Employ My Ability students and service users
• Clearing & Pot washing
• Ensuring that the café environment is pleasant and welcoming
• Ensuring the café is clean and tidy at all times

Other duties / responsibilities:

  • Any other reasonable duties/management requests

Safeguarding: To carry out such other duties as may be required by the Education Department and Employ My Ability Partners

Employ My Ability is committed to safeguarding and promotion the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protections/adult safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, and an enhanced DBS check.

Equality & Diversity:
Employ My Ability is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.  Employ My Ability is a Disability Confident  employer.

Date Protection:
All documentation relating to applicants will be treated confidentially in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Closing Date: Mid March 2022
Interview Date(s): TBC


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