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Catering Assistant (Low Port Centre)

Job Purpose – overview

West Lothian Leisure is a Community Benefit Organisation, a registered Scottish charity. It is at the heart of the West Lothian community, helping people to improve their wellbeing and make healthy lifestyle choices. We care passionately about the service we provide to the people who live, work and visit West Lothian. As a valued organisation that understands, cares about and engages with its community, we are the delivery partner of choice for West Lothian organisations responsible for improving people’s lives through sport, health and physical activity.

Your role as Catering Assistant is to prepare and serve a range of simple hot and cold meals, drinks, sandwiches and snacks and to deliver an excellent catering service

Core Accountability & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve a range of simple hot and cold meals, drinks, sandwiches and snacks to residents and for functions held at the Centre
  • Direct and supervise other staff on duty in the kitchen
  • Liaise with residential Group Leader to identify any special needs that they have and ensure that they are familiar with the running of the Centre.
  • Undertake routine maintenance and cleaning duties
  • Actively promote the healthy eating agenda
  • Maintain vending machine stock and operation
  • Actively promote and sell products and services
  • Conduct stock checks and maintain accurate records
  • Ensure the highest standards of cleanliness in and around the café area
  • Undertake administrative functions and maintain accurate records
  • Carry out general tasks including routine maintenance and cleaning duties

The above list is illustrative, not exhaustive. Accordingly, there may be a requirement to undertake additional duties, consistent with the level of the post, as directed by management.

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • REHIS Elementary Food Health and Hygiene Level 2
  • Basic food preparation and food assembly experience

Desirable Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Stock management and merchandising experience
  • Experience of a customer service environment
  • Experience of operation of point of sales terminals and reconciliation of daily banking
  • A working knowledge of Health and Safety responsibilities in a catering environment
  • Highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene in and around the café and kitchen areas

Job Dimensions

  • Will work in a hot kitchen environment with peak busy times

Core organisational competencies

  • Service delivery
    Champions the service, focusing on individual customer’s needs and responding with service that surpasses their expectations.
  • Honesty and integrity 
    Being truthful, keeping promises and commitments and making ethical decisions.
  • Respect for equality and diversity
    Understanding others’ behaviours and culture and treating everyone fairly.
  • Personal effectiveness
    Personal responsibility for making things happen – being accountable for your own actions.

Additional information

  • This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Scotland check.
  • Hours will be worked on a shift rota basis and will include evenings and weekend working
  • You will be required to be aware of current Health and Safety Policy and to take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

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