Catering Assistants

Job Title:

Catering Assistants


Buckfast Abbey

Contract Type:

Permanent full-time or temporary (seasonal) part-time


£11.75 per hour (basic). Enhanced overtime rate (40+ hours)

Hours of Work:

Weekdays and/or weekends. Day and/or evening shifts

To Apply.:

Please complete the form below

Warm and welcoming hospitality is at the heart of what we offer, and we are dedicated to delivering excellence in our hospitality to visitors.  Our dedicated teams provide customers with the highest quality service and value.We have several fabulous hospitality venues – Grange restaurant, San Benedetto’s pizzeria, Northgate House hotel and a busy conference centre. Your availability, skill set and any preferences will determine where you are based.We are passionate about exceeding our visitors’ experience and are looking for new ‘Hospitality Heros’ to join us!We want to make your availability work for you, so you can work for US! Tell us when you’re available and how you’d like to work – on a permanent or temporary basis, full-time or part-time, weekdays and/or weekends, day and/or evening shifts, and let’s get you enjoying our wonderful working environment, good pay and great employee benefits! About you…
  • You have a highly flexible approach to work, with the ability, willingness and experience (previous experience is essential) of turning your hand to all aspects of catering – preparation of ingredients, basic food preparation, cooking of simple hot food, serving beverages, waiting tables, kitchen porter duties and cleaning
  • You have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude and permanent smile!
  • You are a true team player who is punctual and reliable, quick to learn, and can be relied upon to follow instructions, schedules and processes with minimal supervision
  • You are comfortable and confident with front of house (public facing) duties and have high standards of personal presentation
  • You are highly self-motivated, with the ability to see what needs to be done and take ownership for completing the task
  • You can work quickly and efficiently, without compromise to standards
  • You have the energy and stamina to be kept moving and busy all shift
  • You have health, safety and environmental awareness and focus
  • You either have a Basic Food Hygiene certificate or are happy to complete this in post
 If this is you, we want to hear from you! We have immediate vacancies and are looking to fill roles as soon as possible, so please don’t delay in applying to avoid disappointment! Applicants must have the right to work in the UK and accommodation is not available.

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Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)

Buckfast Abbey is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We strive to recruit colleagues who share this commitment to safeguarding and therefore apply robust procedures to support this. All new employees are required to obtain a DBS check, at no cost to themselves.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, some convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

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Criminal Record

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. Please note any criminal convictions except those 'spent', or otherwise ‘protected’, under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If none, please state.

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All the information collected in this form is necessary and relevant to the performance of the job applied for. We will use the information provided by you on this form for recruitment purposes only.

The Company will treat all personal information confidentially and in line with current data protection legislation. We rely on the lawful basis of the Data Protection Act 2018 (General Data Protection Regulation) to process the information provided by you in this form.

Should you be successful in your application, the information provided, and further information which will be gathered at the relevant time, will be subsequently used for the administration of your employment and in relation to any legal challenge which may be made regarding our recruitment practices.

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  • I understand that any offer of employment is subject to the organisation being satisfied with the results of series of relevant checks including references, eligibility to work in the UK, criminal convictions, probationary period, and a medical report (in line with the operation of the Equality Act 2010).
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