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Job Title : Catering Assistant apprentice
Employer : Legacy Youth Zone
Location : Croydon, London, CR0 2LG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Professional Cookery
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00604
Brief Description : Unitas Youth Zone is open to young people 7 days a week, evenings and weekends and as such, Unitas will become a second home to many young people.


Qualifications Required : Essential:
GCSE Grade C or above in Math's and English (or equivalent qualification); Basic Food Hygiene Certificate ;
Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate
Vacancy Detail :
Unitas Youth Zone is open to young people 7 days a week, evenings and weekends and as such, Unitas will become a second home to many young people. The café and canteen area are an essential part of Unitas Youth Zone’s offer to young people and as the catering assistant, you will play a key role in cooking inspiring and healthy dishes to serve to young people, as well as providing a warm and welcoming environment.

Duties and Responsibilities –
• To undertake the preparation of food and beverages served in the café area
• To undertake the preparation and delivery of food and beverages for events, internal meetings and room hires
• To serve food and beverages to Unitas Youth Zone members, ensuring they receive a great level of customer service
• To assist with the production and costing of menus
• To comply with stock control procedures
• Ensure all kitchen equipment is regularly cleaned, reporting any faults/repairs required
• Ensure all Health and Safety and Environmental Health requirements are adhered to, namely:
• Reporting of all equipment not working properly
• Reporting of any health and safety issues
• Compliance with food hygiene regulations
• Ensuring food is stored correctly and at correct temperatures
• Recording temperatures on delivery of all high-risk food and prior to service, where applicable
• To assist with the ordering and control of all stock
• Cash handling in line with Unitas financial procedures
• Maintaining a clean working environment as set out in the cleaning schedule by ensuring regular cleaning of all work surfaces, storerooms and ancillary areas
• Clearing tables and washing up
• Undertake such other additional duties which may result from changing circumstances
• Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by management

Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37.5 hours per week
Salary : £150.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 23/12/2019
Possible Start Date : 13/01/2020
Personal Qualities : Be a role model for young people and present a positive “can do” attitude
Take personal responsibility for own actions
Commit to a culture of continuous improvement
Work within the performance framework of Unitas Youth Zone and OnSide
Represent Unitas Youth Zone positively and effectively in all dealings with internal colleagues, external partners, members and the general public
Comply with all policies and procedures, with particular reference to safeguarding, codes of conduct, health and safety and equality and diversity.
Be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of Unitas Youth Zone members is promoted and safeguarded. Report any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the designated safeguarding lead, following the safeguarding policies and procedures (training to be provided)
To assist with any promotional activities and visits that take place at the Unitas Youth Zone
To actively promote Unitas Youth Zone and positively contribute towards increasing Youth Zone membership
Skills Required : Experience of working in a catering environment
Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental issues
Experience dealing with customers, including young people
Experience of cash handling
Ability to communicate clearly and follow instructions
Ability to prioritize work and manage time effectively
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Ability to organize tasks and priorities work
Training to be Provided : Apprenticeship Standard including End point assessment and Functional Skills in Maths and English
Things to consider : A willingness to work unsociable hours, during evenings and weekends is required
A willingness to work additional hours to cover events, holidays and staff absence
Enhanced DBS clearance. Commitment to Safeguarding children
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