Location: Westminster, London
£23,000 per annum
Full time for 6 months (35 hours per week, normally 9-5) Potential for extension.
Closing date: 5 November 2020
Please note the interview dates and early starting date, and get your application in quickly. This is a great opportunity that will suit you if you are looking for work with an organisation that has a real social purpose delivered by a friendly team of likeminded individuals who care about their work and each other.
About the Company
“London Scottish House is a key part of the local community in London as well as acting as an important link connecting Scotland to the Capital. They bring people together around a shared heritage and invite the wider London community to explore Scotland’s unique history and culture.
London Scottish House is operated by London Scottish Volunteer Enterprises Ltd as a social enterprise on behalf of its owning charity the London Scottish Regimental Trusts. They offer office services, hospitality and cultural programmes for business and charity start-ups, as well as being a community and heritage centre for Scots in London.”
Learn more about London Scottish house HERE.
London Scottish House is currently looking for a motivated individual to assist in the delivery of gold standard food for events in a variety of hospitality spaces within London Scottish House. Our clients range from business professionals, commercial organisations, government departments, third sector organisations and charities. This is an opportunity for a proactive individual to build experience and skills in a community-oriented catering role.
• Preparation of sandwiches, pastries, salads, and home bakes on a daily basis.
• Cooking Scottish themed street-style food daily to order. Working with the Head of Events and the House Services Coordinator, your tasks will include but not be limited to:
• Cooking of traditional breakfasts for our live broadcast events.
• Preparation of fast food/and buffet-style meals for lunchtime and evening events and receptions.
• Assisting in large scale catering events supporting professional catering organisations in delivering events for up to 250 guests.
• Involvement in other catering initiatives that offer revenue opportunities to London Scottish House.
• Developing innovative value for money menus for in house catering events.
The House Caterer reports to the Chief Head of Events and Hospitality who has overall responsibility for front of house services at London Scottish House.
The role is classified as Grade 3 (Administration and Support). Hours are full-time 0900-1700 (35 hours per week) although some flexibility will be required. Holiday entitlement is 25 days (pro-rata) plus public holidays.
London Scottish House is looking for a bright, confident and friendly individual with qualifications or experience relevant to this work.
London Scottish House is a charity owned social enterprise that provides a community hub for Scotland in London. Therefore, someone of Scottish heritage or who has an affinity with Scottish culture and identity would be at home with their charitable purpose and operations; however this is not essential.
You should be able to demonstrate the following:
• Sound knowledge of cuisine theory.
• Knowledge of kitchen management including health and safety, hygiene, and equipment maintenance.
• Experience of menu development and presentation.
• Aptitude to innovate and experiment with food styles and ingredients.
• Experience of supply purchase and produce sourcing.
• Cost awareness and an understanding of hospitality economics would be an advantage.
• Experience of communal catering will be useful but not essential.
• Highly motivated and able to work under pressure.
• An ability to apply initiative and to work within a mission-oriented environment.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Passion for accuracy and attention to detail.
• A high degree of personal integrity and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent time management.
• Able to work within a small, highly professional and multi-disciplinary team.
• A knowledge of, or interest in, Scottish heritage and culture would also be a distinct advantage but is not a requirement of the role.
• Certificate/diploma level in cooking to NVQ/SVQ, City and Guilds, or BTEC National level.
• Food handling certification.
• Demonstrable skills in event or hospitality cooking.
• Evidence of practical experience of catering on scale (groups of 25+ guests).
If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.
Closing date for applications is 5 November 2020, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the AAI EmployAbility online application form by clicking “Apply” on our website. Examples of what we like to see in a cover letter can be found HERE.
All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. In your Cover Letter, please state: A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications.
We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.
Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.