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Job Title: General Assistant

Reports to
: Owners / manager

Duties and responsibilities

  • Food preparation and basic cooking

  • Serving of meals ensuring portion control and consistent food presentation

  • Cleaning of kitchen, its surrounds and equipment

  • General kitchen duties (filling dishwasher, washing up etc)

  • Preparation of café tables, cleaning tables, checking serviettes, salt & pepper etc

  • Sweeping and mopping the kitchen and café as required

  • Ensuring food hygiene and health and safety regulations are adhered to at all times

  • Clean and check toilets

  • Carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function of the job.

Hours: The hours will be flexible as occasioned by the job but will typically be 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm with extra hours at busy times. We may consider a job-share so if you are only able to do certain days then please make this clear in your application.

Pay: £7.20 p/h

Dates: Start date is as soon as possible. Contract is initially fixed until the end of September with potential to be extended into October. Our season ends on 30 October 2016.

Job Location: Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens, Aby, Nr Alford, LN13 0DU

Closing date: Monday 21st March, 2016

About Claythorpe: Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens is a popular, family-run visitor attraction about 3 miles from Alford. Under new ownership since 2013, it has a wildfowl garden, small shop and busy café. It’s important to us that visitors receive a warm welcome and enjoy every part of their visit, whether they’ve come for a day out or are one of our regular visitors returning for a cream tea or lunch in our café. Following a major increase in visitor numbers, we are looking for a general assistant to help us welcome guests, take admission fees and food orders at the till, help with food preparation, basic cooking, serving food and cleaning. Start date is as soon as possible until the end of September (and possibly into October). Our season ends on 30 October 2016.

Required skills

  • Experience of working in a kitchen and preferably food preparation experience

  • Good customer service skills with a friendly manner

  • Good attention to detail

  • Ability to use your own initiative

  • An unflappable nature and methodical approach that allows you to stay calm at busy times.

  • A flexible approach

  • Ability to carry out manual handling duties (unpacking stock deliveries etc)

Desirable skills (though we are happy to train the right person)

  • Operating a till

  • Food Hygiene Training

  • Basic baking skills

To apply, please send your CV to

Alternatively you can post or drop your CV to the Watermill.

Only those candidates selected for interview will be notified. If you do not hear from us by 1 April 2016 you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.