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Café Assistant (Bank Staff)

Accountable to:






General Manager and Café lead


Contribution Scheme with Peoples Pension.

Variable Contract

28 days per calendar year

The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn Loch, Kinghorn, KY3 9YG and other locations as required by the organisation.

About the Role

To support the delivery of our Nest Café focusing on locally grown locally sourced produce. You will work within our centre team, support the delivery and development of our café and other catering requirements for the business. This is a Bank member of staff post and hours will be offered depending on the demands of the business

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation, assisting with cooking and service of food to all catered groups and the day-to-day cafe

  • Ensuring routine checks are carried out and recorded in relation to fridge and freezer temperatures, stocking linens and chemicals in the kitchen

  • Maintaining a high level of cleanliness in kitchen areas

  • Dealing with incoming orders and storing them correctly

  • Supporting special events

  • To participate fully with the in-house and external training programmes that form part of your development opportunities

  • Ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for customers, other staff and volunteers

  • Encouraging volunteers and ensuring a positive and collaborative spirit in the team

  • Assist in ensuring the Nest Café becomes a sustainable business

  • Any other relevant duties as may be required by the Business

Person Specification

Qualifications and training

  • Qualification in Hospitality at SCQF Level 5 (Desirable)

  • Elementary food hygiene certificate

  • Intermediate food hygiene certificate (Desirable)

Experience and Knowledge

  • Cooking experience in a relevant environment

  • Understanding dietary and nutritional needs

  • Costing experience

  • Understanding of health and safety requirements

  • Understanding of HACCP procedures

Competencies and skills

  • IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Packages

  • Prioritisation skills

  • Initiative taking skills

  • Cash handling skills

  • Customer care skills

  • Administration skills

  • Literacy and Numeracy skills

  • Costing experience

  • IT skills

  • Communication skills

  • Supervisory skills

  • Team working skills

  • Organisational skills

  • Social media skills

  • Team working skills

  • Communication skills

  • Organisational skills

Personal Characteristics and other

  • High level of interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to build effective and engaging relationships

  • Ability to respond constructively to change

  • Resilient

  • Reliable

  • Collaborative

  • Solution focussed

  • Flexibility of approach

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and with a high degree of professional commitment

Additional Information

  • The post may require evening and weekend work.

How to apply:

Applications should be made by submitting a CV and Supporting statement before the closing date of 31st May 2022 at 12noon. Applications should be submitted to