Farm Shop Cafe Kitchen Assistant

Job Type Customer Service
Location Stockbridge - Leckford Estate
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 03/10/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £21,370.00 - £23,400.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work various full time hours required

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance

  • Own transport is essential due to a rural location.

  • 39 hours a week, working alternate weekends and no evenings. 

  • The Salary range for this role is £21,205 - £23,400.

  • This role is advertised as a permanent position.

About the role

At Longstock Park our Kitchen Assistants operate as a valued member of our talented and friendly Cafe team demonstrating a real passion for food and being motivated to invent, produce and present quality dishes in accordance with our Farm Shop offer. You’ll also be involved in assisting in the day to day running of the kitchen by producing agreed menus to a high standard, controlling stock and minimising wastage.  We work to a high standard and as a key part of the team you’ll comply with all food safety policies, procedures and practices as essential when working in catering.

As part of a small team, we are looking for someone creative with a professional demeanor who must be able to work under pressure and demonstrate skill and application of knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing basic menu items

  • Assisting other kitchen partners in breakfast and lunch service

  • Following food hygiene and Partnership guidelines in regards to food safety

  • Completing necessary daily and weekly paperwork

  • Maintaining a clean and organised kitchen environment

  • Working alongside the front of house partners to keep a clean and tidy environment

Desirable skills

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene 

  • Previous Kitchen experience

Benefits of the Partnership and the role 

  • You will enjoy 25% discount at John Lewis and 20% in Waitrose 

  • The Partnership has a competitive pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay)

  • Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us on our website under About the Partnership; Benefits. 

Next Steps

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include an in person interview at Leckford Farm Shop. 

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP. 


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