Cafe Assistant

8th February, 2018

Café Assistant
Bridge Street, Guildford
40 hours per week
Permanent Contract
£15,600 per annum
(rising to £16,286.40 from 1st April 2018)

YMCA Guildford provides accommodation for over 100 young people including those in housing crisis and those studying at the Academy of Contemporary Music. The Café provides a tasty and affordable menu to both our residents and to members of the public. The Café is a modern, light space overlooking the river.

The purpose of this role is to prepare and deliver meals and refreshments. The Café seeks to provide a friendly, efficient, youth minded service.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the overall operation of the Café which may include basic food preparation, serving meals and refreshments, restocking, clearing, cleaning and tidying and dishwasher operation.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave (plus bank holiday allowance), a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

The post holder must have an interest in catering and be willing to learn new skills. You must have the ability to be calm and courteous but firm when dealing with difficult or impatient customers while providing excellent customer service. You will have good verbal communication skills and the ability to prioritise your own workload and use your initiative to solve problems. Applicants must be numerate and have the ability to operate a till. Ideally you will have some experience of working in a customer service environment and/or alongside young people aged 16-25.

A taster day is available by arrangement and training will be provided.

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).



Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 9am

Interview date: To be confirmed



How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at recruitment@ymcadlg.org or by hand or post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download an application pack here
Download an application form here