Catering Assistant - Job description

Job title:                     Catering Assistant

Responsible to:        Catering Manager & Librarian

Number of posts:      1

Status:                       A part-time permanent contract subject to the Library’s general employment policies

Department:             Kitchen

Salary:                       In line with National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

Application deadline: 7 May 2019, 12 midnight

Date of Interview: 9/10 May 2019


Basic purposes and primary objectives:

  • To assist the Catering Manager in providing a catering service to The Portico Library

  • To help prepare food for functions and events as required, including occasional additional evening work

  • To set up reception refreshments when necessary

Main duties:

  • Waiting on tables and taking orders during lunchtimes

  • Washing equipment and dishes and keeping work areas tidy throughout the day

  • Assist with the preparation and/or serving of food and refreshments for functions and events when required

  • Acting as Catering Manager in their absence - duties including food preparation

General responsibilities:

  • Recording customers’ orders and tallying totals accurately and legibly

  • Keeping above records in good order

  • Carrying out responsibilities with due regard to the Portico security, Health and Safety, Child Protection and Equal Opportunities policies at all times

  • Maintaining stock control and keeping appropriate records

  •  Assisting the Catering Manager in end-of-week tallies and reconciliations

Working conditions:

  • Ascent and descent of few short flights of stairs (total of 30 steps)

  • Carrying small loads short distances

Any other relevant comments:

  • Dress Code: White shirt/blouse and black skirt or trousers

  • ·Whites (aprons etc) will be provided by Library

  • ·Responsibility of ensuring that your whites are kept in a clean and presentable condition

  • · Willingness to undertake appropriate training and development

The job description set out above does not form part of the contract of employment and may be subject to amendment at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

In order to apply for this vacancy you must complete the Applicant Information and Equal Opportunities forms below as well as provide an up-to-date CV. Forms and CV can be submitted by email to or can be deliver by hand or post to The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY.