Kitchen Assistant

Job Type Customer Service
Location Ambleside - Ambleside Park
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 24/07/2024
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £11.55 Hourly
Salary Frequency Hourly
Hours of Work 14 hrs per week, 3.5 hours per evening - 4 shifts per week including weekends.

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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:

Hours of Work: 14 hrs per week, 3.5 hours per evening - 4 shifts per week including weekends

Contract type: This role is Fixed Term Tempory

Pay rate: £11.55

About the role:

The role of kitchen assistant will see you work in all areas of the kitchen including kitchen porter, basic food preparation and adhering to cleaning schedules.

You'll be involved with the preparation of food, managing stock and wastage. This is a role where you will receive ongoing training and there is scope to progress throughout the kitchen.

This role offers variety to your working day as well as the opportunity to gain experience within the hospitality industry. The emphasis is always on providing exceptional customer service.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working as part of the kitchen brigade to maintain the kitchen standards of cleanliness in compliance with food safety regulations and guidelines. 

  • To assist in basic food preparation, take responsibility for deliveries, the completion of cleaning schedules and temperature checks for kitchen equipment. 

  • To add value to the efficient and profitable running of your department in order to achieve your business and personal objectives, along with those of your team and the hotel.

Please see job outline PDF attachment for more details

Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

  • Self-motivated/ Industrious

  • Creativity & flair

  • Ability to interpret and adhere to food safety Policy and health and safety regulations.

Desirable experience skills and qualifications:

  • Level 2 Food Safety

  • Experience of working in a professional kitchen

About Ambleside Park

Ambleside Park, it’s our Place in the Lakes. Set on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, it’s a 24 bedroom haven to get away, explore and maybe even be inspired like the great writers and artists of the past. 

If you are looking for a hotel with a difference, this could be it. You’ll be surrounded by a team of passionate and dedicated hospitality Partners to give our guests the best experience possible. What is different about our guests though, is that they are Partners, their friends and family.  As co-owners in the business, you’ll see this difference in the way your teammates and you approach your job and carry out your responsibilities. 

With all of the National Trust park to explore, whether walking on their own or on a guided tour, whizzing about on a mountain bike trail or visiting local craft shops, you can guarantee that our guests will be hungry and looking to recharge with the fantastic food offering we give them.

Benefits of the Partnership and the role:

  • Full-time working holiday entitlement 22 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays (this is prorated for part time hours).

  • Free meals whilst on duty, for Live Out roles.

  • Free meals for Live In roles

  • You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete your Earning Membership period. That’s 25% off in John Lewis (12% off electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose (some exclusions apply) You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.

  • 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 here

Next Steps:

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Check your Workday inbox notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process". When your application is complete, you'll receive a notification or email saying 'we have received your application'.

  • 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. 

  • Please note that should we receive a high volume of applicants we reserve the right to close the role early

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

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