Vacancy: Assistant Catering Manager with Cafe Number 7 (Feeding Birkenhead)

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Café Number 7 is a new project developed by Feeding Birkenhead – a coalition of community organisations chaired by Frank Field MP with the mission to eliminate hunger in the UK. The shop is an innovative model of Citizens’ Supermarket which seeks to ensure that everyone can access affordable and good quality food, while also receiving a vital wraparound support service, which includes a wide range of professional and community services.

There is an open access café serving hot and cold food in the front, and a membership supermarket selling good quality surplus food at a fraction of the cost in the rear. The supermarket portion is set to open in the coming month.

Location: 7 Princes Pavement, Birkenhead

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Wage: £18,000 per annum (starting wage)

Job Role Summary

Café Number 7 is seeking a motivated self-starter who can join the team at Café Number 7 to deliver an excellent standard of food and atmosphere.

The assistant catering manager will report to the catering manager and will work closely with other members of staff, playing a key leadership role. There is ample room to grow in this role and Café Number 7 is specifically seeking someone who is willing to take on responsibility, work independently and take charge.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure adherence to all relevant food hygiene regulations, and assist with the completion of all necessary paperwork in compliance with FSA regulations and guidance;
  • To prepare and serve a range of hot and cold food, including menu planning;
  • To wash-up and ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of the café;
  • To take orders and handle cash;
  • To actively interact with café customers and provide a high-quality standard of customer service;
  • To ensure adherence to all relevant food hygiene regulations, and assist with the completion of all necessary paperwork;
  • To deputise for the Catering Manager when required;
  • To take on key holder responsibility including opening and closing the Supermarket;
  • To work as part of the Café Number 7 Team in carrying out a range of other duties.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Previous experience preparing and handling food
  • Outgoing and personable
  • Previous customer service, preferably in a café or restaurant
  • Experience handling cash or willing to learn
  • Quick learner and a motivated self-starter
  • Independent worker willing to take on personal responsibility
  • Excellent team member
  • Experience of working with and to FSA regulations and guidance, with responsibility or experience of contributing towards SFBB and HACCP
  • Previous leadership or management experience

Desirable

  • Food safety certification (HABC approved)
  • Proven track record of financial responsibility, including banking and key holder duties
  • Experience line managing

How to Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role to Kay Penkethman at: [email protected] by end of day 28 November 2018. Interviews will be held in the following week.

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