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Food Services Assistant (Waiting Staff)

£ 11.44 per hour plus 12.07% Holiday Pay
West Dean

About West Dean

West Dean is an inspirational arts, design and conservation college based in the beautiful South Downs just north of Chichester.  We also have one of the greatest historic gardens, open to the public year around, and a vibrant village shop and tea room.

We have several food service outlets across West Dean, operating 7 days a week, serving seasonal food to our diverse range of students, visitors and guests.  Our working hours are straight shifts between 6.30am and 9pm, depending which food outlet you are in.  We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, menus are pre planned, and created to utilise the produce grown and reared on the West Dean Estate.

We strive to deliver food, which is wholesome, seasonal, and sustainable by growing our own produce, working closely with local suppliers, using different types of food preservation, and reducing our food waste.  If you want to be part of a company that is really trying to make a difference, get in touch.

The Role

We are looking for casual (zero hours) waiting staff to support our Food Service teams.  You will be responsible for serving food and beverages in an efficient and customer focused manner, working in all areas of the Food Services department.  Full details are available in our Job Pack.

The Person

We are looking for customer focused and enthusiastic people to join and build on our existing teams across the College campus, providing exceptional front of house service for all our students and customers.  Individual on the job training will be provided, although any previous customer-facing and barista experience would be advantageous.   

What you can offer us:

  • Fantastic customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible and positive approach to work
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Ability to work as a part of a team

What we can offer you:
  • A sensible work life balance with straight shifts and excellent working conditions
  • Paid breaks and free meals on duty
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Individual training and opportunities for development

How to Apply

If you are passionate about providing exceptional customer service, fostering a warm and inclusive environment, and being part of a dynamic team in a vibrant setting, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.