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General Catering Assistant

Closing date for applications: 2 March 2018

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen and we are looking for an additional General Catering Assistant to join our busy, energetic, hardworking and enthusiastic catering team. If you enjoy working in a fast moving environment and being part of a large team this could be the role for you.

Bellerbys College is based in a modern building in central Brighton close to the rail station. We are a well-established global company that prepares international students for university degree programmes, teaches high school education, and teaches English language courses. Study Group owns and operates colleges and also partners with more than 50 universities across the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia

Job Specification

• Serving on the hot counter throughout lunch and dinner
• Maintain excellent standards of customer service providing an informative and approachable service to customers with their food choices
• Assisting with basic food preparation
• Keeping server area clean and organised, displaying products as per dept. standards
• Serving on the till
• Keeping the pot wash and kitchen area clean and tidy
• General cleaning duties
• Any other kitchen duties as required.

You’ll need to be friendly and approachable with a genuine love of people and good service. Basic food preparation skills are essential plus an interest and enthusiasm for producing quality home cooked food from fresh ingredients. You need to be a good team player and be methodical and organised. A basic food hygiene certificate would be an advantage

Would be self-motivated, versatile and have the ability to work your own initiative with little supervision. Be extremely customer focussed and have good communication skills.

40hr per week contract
20 days holiday per annum rising to 30 days after 5 years plus 8 bank holidays
Company pension scheme
Childcare voucher scheme
Free meals whilst on duty
Commitment to training and development of staff

Location: Brighton

Hours: 11am-7:30pm Mon-Fri with occasional weekends

Key Responsibilities 

  • To be an ambassador for the catering services at UK Study Group
  • To have a friendly and approachable manner in order to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all customers who use the catering facilities
  • To help promote and maintain company standards as outlined in the department standards and company handbook.
  • To comply with statutory Health and Safety, Food safety and Fire regulations
  • Serving on the hot counter providing an informative and approachable service to customers with their choices
  • Have an in depth understanding of allergens and special dietary requirements able to communicate these effectively to customers with diverse International background
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness (clean as you go) complying with legislation and standards set by the chef. Use cleaning products in accordance with COSHH training and procedures
  • Reporting to chef in charge any food wastage and recording this on daily wastage sheet
  • Assist the chef in charge with HACCP records as directed, reporting any discrepancies immediately to the chef in charge
  • To undertake any general kitchen duties including assisting the kitchen porters, serving on general cleaning or any other tasks as required
  • Adhering to the FIFO policy when using and storing food ensuring that any items are stored in their correct place, labelled and sealed according to company HACCP policy
  • To undertake any function or hospitality duties as and when required
  • Ensure high levels of personal hygiene are kept to at all times in accordance with the company hygiene policies.
  • To attend team meetings as and when required
  • To attend any training courses as required including those which may take place outside of normal working hours.
  • To carry out any reasonable request by a member of the management team 


  • Must possess a willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities
  • Methodical and organised with high standards of cleanliness
  • Good team player who is able to work together with colleagues and adapt to changing work loads and routines
  • To have a friendly and approachable manner in order to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all customers who use the catering facilities

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training

  • Level 2 Food hygiene
  • Basic Health & Safety
  • COSHH awareness
  • Fire safety awareness
  • Child protection Level 1 & 2
  • NVQ L2 Food preparation or equivalent desirable
  • Customer service awareness

Experience Required

  • 1 year experience in a busy catering environment  

Knowledge and Skills

  • Customer service
  • Some basic food prep skills
  • High standard of professional conduct

Organisational Compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate



Please apply with a completed application form to

Application deadline 2nd March 2018