Food in the Park is a seasonal, friendly, busy cafe, restaurant, take away and Live Music Venue in Blair Atholl, Highland Perthshire, Scotland. We pride ourselves on our commitment to offering great customer service and satisfaction and we are looking for a PART to FULL Time assistant with the same values to help us continue offering this level of service during the last months of the season, from as soon as possible until early November 2016.
Blair Atholl is a thriving, bustling village during the summer months and Food in the Park gets extremely busy catering for customers either living in the village, passing through to visit the many tourist attractions or staying in one of the large caravan sites or numerous hotels and guest houses. We also run a Bike Hire business which, considering our location in the Cairngorm National Park, also gets busy on fine days!
We require PART leading to FULL time, hands-on assistants that are happy to throw themselves in to any aspect of our business during the last 2 months of the season!
We would welcome applications from experienced catering staff as the training period would have to be brief! A mature outlook and work ethic is required, as is a 'can do' attitude, willing to take on whatever gets thrown at you (not literally, obviously!) Level 1 or 2 Food Health and Hygiene Certificates would also be a bonus. Most importantly, though, you should have a fun, friendly and approachable personality – even during stressful, busy periods and be willing and flexible to 'muck in' in ALL aspects of the business!
As you can see below, the role is varied and you will be required to train quickly to work in all areas of our business. Duties could include:
Early morning chip preparation
Cafe and food preparation before opening
Taking orders and payment from customers
Cleaning during and after service hours
Frying or Assisting the fryer
Preparing food before cooking
Dealing with Bike Hire where necessary
All of our staff return to us year after year, so we hope this is because we offer a great place to work! If you are successful, you would be joining a team of 2 owners, 1 manager and between 3 and 7 other assistants.
Our hours of operation for September and October are Monday to Sunday 11am – 8pm and we work a rota of varying hours and shifts, which are agreed upon between employer and employee before being posted. During the school holidays the hours can be long (if you are willing!), but we like to think that we offer a fun, varied and friendly environment to work in and the opportunity to earn good cash with those long hours for a seasonal contract!
Hours of work/shifts are typically either 10.30am to 4pm or 3pm to 8.30pm or 10.30am to 8.30pm 6 days a week on average. Initially you can expect around 25 hours per week, but during the busy school holidays in October you will be given the opportunity to work up to 50 hours per week if you want the work!
The hourly rate of pay is in line with the living wage if you are over 25, or is above the minimum wage for any other age group. We can also offer a room in our staff house whilst you are in our employment. Rent is very low for this accomodation and you would just need to contribute to service charges on top of that. You will be eligable for a share of the tips each month and we also run a ‘free food for staff’ policy, which will keep you going on a long day!
We are looking for someone to start immediately and work until late October/early November.
If you feel you would like the opportunity to be part of a great team within a friendly business in a gorgeous location, please apply with your CV and a photo, if possible.
We hope to hear from you soon!