Visitor Services Assistant - Kitchen Assistant

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Culzean Castle

Purpose of the role

To assist the Head Chef in the day-to-day management of the Catering & Hospitality offer at Culzean Castle & Country Park to ensure that all targets are met and all visitors receive the highest level of visitor experience standards.

Key Responsibilities
• Contribute to food production as per the Menu Cycle/Specification and event Food Production (corporate, hospitality, meetings etc)
• Keeping up to date HACCP, COSHH checklists and temperature sheets.
• Ensure high Standards of Kitchen Hygiene, Cleanliness, Tidiness and related Schedules
• Use fresh Produce and Ingredients whenever and where-ever is possible and minimise wastage.
• Maintain a high standard of Food Presentation to the Customer
• Share in the common responsibility of implementing the Trust’s “Health & Safety Policy”, being mindful at all times of the health and safety of self, staff, volunteers, and visitors.
• Share in the common responsibility of working in a manner mindful of the Trust’s obligations to minimise impact on the environment, through e.g. efficient use of water/heat/light, recycling and the disposal of waste, considered use of transport
• Help to reduce occurrences where Health or Safety of yourself and other employees may be put in jeopardy
• Adherence to the COSHH Training provided and control of substances covered by COSHH
• Involvement in the upkeep and maintenance of both the entire department site and, specifically, the Catering Outlets
• Assist with daily cleaning and pot wash duties

Location – The post holder will be based at the Home Farm Kitchen at Culzean Castle & Country Park but may also be expected to work in the Old Stables Coffee House, Swan Pond Kiosk, Aviary, Castle Tea Room, castle apartment and at special events/functions throughout the Castle & Country Park when required.

People Management
• The Post Holder does not direct line manage any team

Financial Management
• Not a budget holder but responsible for the day- to -day management of stock

Skills, experience & knowledge

• Experience working in a similar, quick service, environment and delivering the best visitor service
• Practical experience of food preparation and service
• Previous experience working in a team
• Ability to follow instruction and work independently off own initiative
• Skill in establishing priorities and managing workload
• Keen interest in food

• Awareness of what the National Trust for Scotland sets out to achieve
• High standard of presentation and service (experience an advantage)

The Key Responsibilities, and Skills, Experience & Knowledge reflect the requirements of the job at the time of issue. The Trust reserves the right to amend these with appropriate consultation and/or request the post-holder to undertake any activities that it believes to be reasonable within the broad scope of the job or his/her general abilities.

Application Deadline: Sunday 28/05/2023