Location:  Wimbledon

Contract:  Permanent – 2 x 30 hour positions available. However this can be negotiated.

Salary:     £8.47 per hour.

YMCA St Paul’s Group (SPG) is a charity and registered housing provider whose mission is to be an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive. As a member of the wider YMCA Federation, our vision is of places where young people thrive and communities flourish

The Association is the largest YMCA in Europe and one of the largest providers of supported housing in London and beyond providing a safe place to stay for around 1,200 residents each night. As well as accommodation, care homes, education and training, the Association is focused on the transformation of communities through its Health and Wellbeing Centres, children, youth and family programmes including nurseries, after school clubs and soft play centres.

The Role

This role is based at our YMCA in Wimbledon, reporting to the Chef Manager. The post holder will be expected to assist in all aspects of the running of the Café and functions at YMCA Wimbledon. You will be part of a larger Catering Department which falls under the YMCA Health and Wellbeing brand and is quite unique delivering a number of catering services; which includes daily meals for the residents that live in its hostels, cafés open to the public, as well as catering for functions; meetings and conferences held at its other YMCA sites. We also cater for three free schools.

Ideally, we are looking for a person with previous experience in a similar role and who will bring energy, passion and commitment to this position. It would be advantageous to have an understanding of the social housing/charity sector.

The right candidate will:

  • Have knowledge of health and safety issues
  • Have knowledge of special diets and food allergies
  • Have knowledge of calculating cash transactions and handling cash quickly and accurately
  • Have experience of working in a customer facing role
  • Have experience of stock rotation
  • Have experience of food preparation and presentation
  • Hold a current food hygiene certificate or obtain one within one month of starting
  • Have experience of food preparation and presentation

Duties include: preparing and cooking simple but wholesome food and serve drinks to a high standard; maximising income and customer satisfaction; keeping all catering areas clean and well stocked; working alone and with others

Applicants should be prepared to work day shifts on a shift rota basis covering all the days of the week, including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

To Apply

Completed Application Packs should be directed to our external recruitment/response handler’s HR Initiatives Limited c/o info@hrinitiatives.co.uk

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 Closing date: Rolling deadline, so please send applications asap.

YMCA St Paul’s Group is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and if you are selected for an interview you will be required to complete an application form, which will be sent out to you. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences.

YMCA St Paul’s Group is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values