The purpose of the role is to provide an effective and efficient provision of the day to day café service, including preparation of meals, maintaining a quality standard of hygiene and a good level of customer service.
KEY ROLES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
To assist with the preparation of meals.
To undertake simple cooking duties.
To prepare the dining area for dining purposes, ensuring it is fit for purpose.
To prepare and serve food in the serving area.
To assist with Cashier duties.
To undertake a high level of cleaning and hygiene within the Dining, Service and Kitchen areas.
To undertake a First Aid qualification and perform duties as a First Aider as required.
To comply with the requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations. To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and for others affected by his/her work in ensuring that the Health and Safety responsibilities are carried out
To commit to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
To participate in the College’s Performance Management Scheme and attend such training events as are necessary to enable him/her to carry out the duties of the job description.
To continually improve teaching, learning and assessment through proactive CPD and sharing best practice.
To actively participate in the College’s Quality System, including quality improvement strategies and initiatives.
To undertake such other duties as may be assigned commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post.
To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/her and for others affected by his/her work.
To actively support College Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity policies.
To operate/conduct all HR tasks and functions within the principles of GDPR.
This Job Description is current at the date shown below, and is a guide to the work you will be required to undertake. In consultation with the post holder, it may be changed from time to time by the College to meet changing circumstances.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The appointment is subject to the Conditions of Service for Business Support Staff.
All successful applicants will undergo the following checks:
2 x References, one of which must be your current or most recent employer
Qualification validation check
The salary range for this post is from £16,075 to £16,374 per annum pro rata. Your starting salary will be dependent upon your qualifications and experience. Once you have successfully passed your probationary period, your salary will increase within the salary band on an annual incremental basis, until you reach the top of the salary scale.
HOURS OF WORK
The hours of work will be based on:
20 hours per week for 36 weeks per year, 8-1pm Monday to Thursday
As this is a term time only appointment you will receive a payment in lieu of holiday, which is in addition to your salary. You will also be paid for any Statutory Bank Holidays and concessionary days which fall within your working week.
The College operates an occupational pension scheme, namely the ‘Local Government Pension Scheme’.
All newly appointed staff have to serve a 6 month probationary period. During the probationary period you will have to attend the Corporate staff induction day, a Teaching and Learning Induction session if you deliver learning and additional mandatory courses on: Equality & Diversity session, Safeguarding Training session, Prevent, GDPR and Health & Safety training session. Failure to attend these will prevent you from successfully completing your probation.
FIRST AID & FIRE MARSHALL
As defined in the person specification of the job description, those staff with these responsibilities are required to undertake first aid and or fire marshal duties across the College, when called upon to do so. Staff must ensure they are up to date with the relevant training.
Please note that without 2 satisfactory references being received before the end of the probationary period, new staff will not be able to successfully pass their probationary.
The successful applicant will be based at Worcester, but may be required to work at other locations from time to time.
The successful applicant will be required to satisfy the Medical Officer as to his/her fitness to carry out the duties of the post.
VALIDATION OF QUALIFICATIONS
The College will undertake qualification validation by writing to the appropriate educational institute. Only those qualifications which are essential for the post will be followed up.
CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN A QUALIFICATION
If you are required to obtain a qualification as a contractual requirement, the College reviews its CPD budget on an annual basis regarding availability of funds, and cannot therefore guarantee that newly appointed staff will receive either part or full funding for the course fees. However, student loan facilities are available.
MATHS AND ENGLISH
All staff are required to have a minimum level 2 qualification in both English and Maths. If you are not already in receipt of one or both of these qualifications, you will be expected to obtain it (them) during your employment at the College.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All newly appointed staff will be required to undertake safeguarding training following their appointment.
Heart of Worcestershire College adheres to the Department of Education’s guidance on ‘Keeping children safe in Education’. As part of your induction, you will be required to read and understand part 1 of this document.
DISCLOSURE & BARRING CHECK
All successful applicants will be required to complete and pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The costs of this check will be deducted from the applicants first salary payment from the College. The College adheres to the DBS Code of Practice and has policies covering the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information. Copies of these are available on request.
RECRUITMENT OF EX-OFFENDERS
The College is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, gender religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background.
As an organisation we use the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) to assess the suitability of all prospective appointments. We undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.
Applicants/employees are required to declare any pending criminal prosecutions they may have as well as any spent criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings as defined under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. The only exception to this requirement is that applicants/employees do not need to disclose any ‘protected’ cautions, or convictions as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013.
Please read the ‘Guidance Note to applicants on disclosing information about cautions and convictions in their application’ document before you complete your application form.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of any offences.
All successful applicants will be required to undertake any appropriate training and development as required, including Health and Safety.
NO SMOKING POLICY
HoW College is a Smoke Free environment from the effects of direct/indirect contact with smoking, including using the following:
And all other associated smoking products
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES
Candidates with a disability should contact the HR Department before interview if they require any adjustments to be made for the interview and/or selection tests.
A completed application form should be submitted. Curriculum vitae will not be accepted as a substitute.
It would greatly assist the shortlisting panel if the information submitted on your application clearly identifies and demonstrates how your qualities match those listed under the essential requirements on the person specification.
Please remember that it is not sufficient to merely repeat what is in the specification – you must show how you meet each requirement. You must also provide details under ‘previous employment’ which must include all employment undertaken since leaving full time education.
Completed application forms should be submitted by 16 October 2019
The Interview date for this post is TBC; short-listed candidates will be notified with the details for interview. In view of the high cost of postage, it is not our intention to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful and accept our thanks for your interest in applying.
DATA PROTECTION/GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
Please be aware that HoW College complies with the current Data Protection Act and is currently developing systems to ensure that we will be fully compliant with GDPR when this comes into force in May 2018. GDPR is a European wide update to the Data Protection Act, with more requirements and stronger enforcement. As such we expect all staff to fully comply with the requirements of these legislation. Failure to do so will lead to formal disciplinary action.
Members of staff will be provided with guidance in relation to GDPR to ensure that full compliance is achieved and maintained within the College.
Further information can be obtained by using the following link:
Attainment (e.g. Qualifications, Experience)
Level 2 (at least) qualification in both Maths and English, or a willingness to gain
Previous experience of working within a catering and customer service environment.
Food hygiene qualification.
Fire Marshall experience.
Preparation and service of food.
First Aid Trained, or willingness to undertake the training and remain up to date
Fire Marshal duty trained or willingness to undertake the training and remain up to date.
Experience in using general catering equipment would be an advantage.
Specific Special Skills
Ability to communicate with both customers and colleagues.
Knowledge of till systems.
No Essential Disposition/Personal Qualities
Good team working skills.
Ability to work under pressure.
Patience, tolerance and the ability to work well with culturally diverse teams.
No Essential General Points
No Desirable General Points