Cafe Cook/ Assistant

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Cafe Cook/ Assistant
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our community cafe team in Teesdale for a Cafe Cook/Assistant to join us!

LOCATION: YMCA North Tyneside, Church Way, North Shields, NE29 0AB

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: Up to £9.60 per hour

HOURS: 13 hours

 

Who are we?

YMCA North Tyneside is a Voluntary Sector Organisation undertaking youth and community programme work in areas of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Teesdale. We are part of the worldwide YMCA movement, which started in London in 1844 has grown to become the world’s largest and oldest youth movement.

Now, more than 175 years later, YMCA is operating in 119 countries, with 64 million people reached annually around the world. Guided by our Christian values, we believe everyone has potential, and we serve our communities so that all can hope, belong, contribute and thrive. 

Job Description

YMCA Teesdale (part of YMCA North Tyneside) is based in Barnard Castle and surrounded by close-knit communities. 

The team at YMCA Teesdale focuses on providing projects, activities and after school services that bring people of all ages together to help reduce isolation in a rural area. This includes the YMCA Community Cafe in the village of Cockfield.

This role contributes to the Community Cafe which brings people together by providing a welcoming environment and a safe space for people to be. Whether they come in for a cup of tea, a coffee, lunch or to use the computers, all our services are there for the community.

Job Purpose:
To support the day to day running of our community café, based at Lipscomb Hall, Cockfield, Teesdale.

The café is currently open 9.30am – 2.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; Lunch Club (11.00am – 1.00pm) on Wednesday; 09.30am – 4.30pm on a Friday and 11.00am – 1.00pm on Sunday for hot lunches.

Paid staff will work alongside, and in support of, learners on gaining catering and hospitality qualifications, volunteers, long term work experience and apprentices.

This role includes food preparation, cooking and presentation, customer service and weekend working on a rota basis.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • To help create a welcoming café environment that people actively seek out, because of the quality of both the food and customer service they receive. As well as a safe, clean and attractive environment to visit.
  • To demonstrate the values of YMCA at all times, and to cross-promote our other services and the work we do to transform the lives of young people.
  • To cook, prepare and present food in the highest possible way. We want to deliver more than a hearty meal. To ensure this we need to maintain exceptional standards in terms of the look, feel, taste and presentation of our meals served.

Closing date: Please apply ASAP without delay if you’re interested as we will be interviewing as we go.

Interview process: One Stage Interview.

Proposed start date: ASAP

To Apply: Please apply by providing a cover letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for the position and an up to date CV. Please follow the link below to our online application form which will also ask for a CV to be uploaded.

YMCA North Tyneside is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst the workforce, we aim to be an equal opportunities employer and seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and value inclusion and diversity, which we demonstrate through our activities, policies and working practices.

 

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Why work for YMCA North Tyneside?

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Competitive Salary

Subject to age and in line with National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Employer Assistance Programme

Access to a confidential Employer Assistance Programme (which includes a suite of Legal and Health Information)

GP Helpline

Access to 24hr GP Helpline

Café Discount

10% Discount at YMCA Café

Nursery Discount

10% Discount on Fees at YMCA Day Nursery

Gym Membership

Free unlimited Gym membership for YMCA Gym

Staff Development

A nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals

Making a Difference

Be a part of an established organisation that helps transform the lives of young people

Patterdale Discount

Staff discount on short breaks in the Lake District at Patterdale Hall Estate

Interested?

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Please note, the post holders must be able to work flexibly depending on the needs of the business and must be available for occasional overtime.

If you’re interested in this post and would like an informal chat, please contact us on 0191 2575434 and ask for Ian (Nursery Manager) or HR, both will be happy to arrange a time for you to discuss the role and expectations in further detail. We have various roles available so please get in touch to learn more about our fantastic opportunities to join our Nursery family!

Please note: The health, wellbeing and safety of our colleagues and candidates during this challenging time is of paramount importance, with this in mind, we have refreshed our approach to recruitment.

All interviews will be fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing. Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the tools and technologies which will enable you to do your best work remotely when required. Our longer-term focus remains on a culture of flexibility and encouraging colleagues to maintain a healthy work-life balance through flexible working arrangements.