Supply Kitchen Assistant


Closing date: Wednesday, 10th Aug 2022

Salary: £9.50 per hour
Hours per Week: Ad-hoc
Weeks: 52
Contract: Supply

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At Henshaws Arts & Crafts we make more than art. We bring people together in an atmosphere that never fails to inspire.

Through our workshops, people living with a range of disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice and realise their full potential. 

We are looking for a Supply kitchen assistant to support and assist in the Cafe based in our lovely Arts and Craft Centre in Knaresborough

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Cook you will provide assistance in the kitchen and dining area including food preparation and hygiene control to ensure the smooth running of the catering facility for the Art-makers, staff and visitors at Henshaws Arts and Craft Centre

Key responsibilities will include:

Support the cooks in the preparation of food as per the menu, including cooking duties where required

Serve food and beverages to Artmakers, Staff and general public

Assist the cook in maintaining a reliable stock control system by booking out/in food and supplies as directed

Assist with the preparation and serving of food at other Arts and Craft Centre events

The ideal candidate will possess:

Experience of working in a customer led environment

Basic catering health and safety training or to achieve within 6 months of being in post

Enthusiastic, respectful and sensitive attitude to client group

Closing date: Wednesday 10th August 2022 – 12 Noon

Interview date: Thursday 18th August 2022

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888

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