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Glass Collector Trackside

If you are conscientious and have an eye for detail, you could be the very person we are looking for. A vacancy currently exists for a glass collector to work evenings as required.

Duties will include clearing tables in a timely manner, washing glasses and returning them to shelves ready for use, getting stock from store to maintain full shelves and assisting the bar staff with end of night cleansing.

If you’re interested our team, and would like to more about hours and pay please contact Nick Hewitt by email at bufferstops@eastlancsrailway.org.uk.

Kitchen Assistant

Part time role, weekends compulsory.

The Role: To assist the Trackside Chef in delivering an attractive, effective and excellent food service as the business requires.

Objectives:

  • Ensure food safety and cleanliness is maintained at all times
  • Deliver a quality food service with the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Ensure all performance measures are adhered too
  • Delivery of efficient food service with emphasis on promptness, efficiency and quality
  • Is comfortable adhering to a pre-set menu and standards outlined by the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Play an active part in the operation of the food side of the business including the delivery and clearing away food
  • Prepare food alongside the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Preparing, cooking and serving meals for pupils, staff and visitors
  • Keeping the working area, kitchen and canteen clean and tidy
  • Applying hygiene and safety regulation • Maintaining the kitchen equipment, utensils and machinery
  • Completing cleaning rotas and other administrative daily records
  • Working on the till, taking cash from the ‘staff’ serving area
  • Report any maintenance or hygiene issues to the Kitchen Supervisor
  • Assisting in stock control, portion control and quality control
  • Supervising the provision of all crockery, cutlery, detergents and kitchenware
  • Ensuring that the dining areas, kitchen, storage facilities and other work areas are kept clean and conform to sanitary regulations
  • Undertake any other reasonable requests

Education, skills and qualifications:

Good basic level of education at GCSE level. Valid food hygiene certificate.

Proven experience in operating a busy commercial kitchen. Able to work as part of a team Knowledge of food hygiene regulations.
Good understanding of the principles of customer service and the measures that are used to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction. Strong organisational skills.

Effective communicator, oral and written Team player Good interpersonal skills. Demonstrates initiative and drive. Influencing & negotiating skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Smart professional appearance. Attention to detail. Clear and logical thinker. Ability to recognise potential opportunities. Articulate and enjoy working with people.

Commitment to working unsocial hours as required by the demands of the job.

Send CV and covering letter to trackside@eastlancsrailway.org.uk

Kitchen Supervisor

Part time role, weekends compulsory.

The Role: To assist the Trackside Manager in delivering an attractive, effective and excellent food service for Trackside customers as well as assisting in other areas of the business as required.

Objectives:

  • Supervise a small team to deliver a quality food offering
  • Deliver an efficient food service that meets quality standards by consistently monitoring the temperature of hot food as well as ensuring that our cold food is stored correctly
  • Responsible for food safety
  • Ensure a high level of customer service is maintained at all times
  • Ensure all performance measures are adhered to
  • Ensure delivery of efficient food service with emphasis on prompt, efficient and quality service
  • Contribute to the planning and provision of menus
  • Prepare, cook and deliver food to a suitable standard for Trackside customers
  • Maintain a supplier base and plan stock procurement including being responsible for ordering products
  • Manage and maintain suitable standards of cleanliness in the kitchen
  • Manage stock rotation and ensure use by dates for the production of food are followed and that food is produced so not to contribute to wastage
  • Ensure that all food nutritional requirements are recorded and provided
  • Undertake any other reasonable requests

Control of Resources: Budgets delegated to the post holder.

Education, skills and qualifications:

Good basic level of education including GSCE’s. Food preparation & cooking qualification: City & Guilds or NVQ L2 equivalent combined with experience in a quick service catering environment.

Degree or other relevant skills training desirable.

Proven track record in a kitchen environment 2 years’ kitchen experience.

Excellent understanding of customer service and the measures that are used to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction. Strong organisational skills. Be computer literate and proficient at using fundamental IT systems (Microsoft Office Suite, email, internet, etc).

Effective communicator, oral and written. Team player with the ability to engage and motivate others. Ability to build effective working relationships at all levels within the organisation and externally. Strong and effective interpersonal skills. Demonstrates initiative and drive. Influencing & negotiating skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Attention to detail. Clear and logical thinker. Ability to recognise potential opportunities. Articulate and enjoy working with people.

Commitment to working unsocial hours as required by the demands of the job.

Send CV and covering letter to trackside@eastlancsrailway.org.uk

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