Kickstart - Events/catering assistant

Job details
Posting date: 19 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 17 February 2022
Location: Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE216RU
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000363136

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Groundwork North East & Cumbria

The Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre are looking for an events and catering assistant to work alongside our Engagement & Interpretation coordinator to assist in the organisation and execution of a variety of events and exhibitions including art workshops, children’s activity trails, music events, and heritage walks and talks as well as working with the front of house team to provide a friendly, informative and efficient service to customers through front of house tasks such as working on the till, making hot drinks, and serving food. We are looking for someone hardworking, creative, with a willingness to put forward their ideas and engage with customers.

Key Tasks:

• Assisting the events team with a number of events, ranging from small gatherings to summer festivals
• Accompanying the Engagement & Interpretation coordinator to events and assisting in duties required for the smooth running of operations
• Assisting with creative decisions
• Helping set up and assist in the smooth running of events efficiently through to completion
• Ensuring all necessary equipment is organised on time for the events
• Working with the social media/marketing team to promote events across all social media/marketing platforms
• Providing a friendly, informative and efficient service to customers
• Handling and processing cash and electronic payments
• Making hot drinks
• Using equipment/ facilities in an efficient, hygienic and safe manner, keeping all front of house work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitized and attending training
• Maintaining awareness of food hygiene and health and safety practices and operating within food hygiene and health and safety guidance at all times
• Basic food preparation tasks

Additional responsibilities:

• Comply with all organisational policies and procedures in all employment practices
• Maintain a positive, flexible and proactive approach to your role and responsibilities
• Attend any staff meetings and training/ development opportunities
• Any other duties commensurate with the level of the post

• Good interpersonal skills
• Great communicator
• Friendly and approachable
• Willingness to learn
• Able to take own initiative
• Creative
• Hardworking

Flexible across 7 days and occasional evening working: to be discussed

National Minimum Wage

• Induction to Kickstart, the placement role and employer
• Support with interview preparation and back ground information of employer prior to interview
• Better off in work calculations and information on additional benefits
• Assessment of current level of skills and experience to support in developing training package in line with placement and long term job goal
• Learning how to tailor CV’s to sector specific roles
• Support in the transition of starting the placement e.g. benefits, travel to work plans
• Regular 1 to 1 reviews with personal advisor to progress within the work placement and support in sustaining employment
• Understanding of H&S at work including Covid-19 awareness and provision of any COVID related PPE
• Support in an administration job role

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