Café Assistant

Location: Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, East Sussex

Salary: £11.72 per hour

Contract Type: 3 years fixed term

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week (including shifts and weekends)

Closing Date:  29 March 2021 at 9am

Interview Date: 08 April 2021 (to be conducted via Zoom)

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast.  By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.  Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers.

Rye Harbour Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is Sussex Wildlife Trust’s first visitor centre and has been generously supported by The Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, the local community and a range of funders. The 1,110 acre reserve is one of the most biodiverse places in Britain and also hosts a range of historic buildings. The Discovery Centre will offer a new and exciting visitor experience for supporters, regulars and new visitors. This will be led by a catering and retail experience that will deliver amazing customer service and develop the long term commercial viability of the Discovery Centre, which in turn will boost the reserve’s conservation capabilities, improving habitats for endangered species and securing a more sustainable future for the reserve.

The Role

 A new and exciting opportunity to join the team in our new flagship visitor centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.Working in our environmentally friendly Lime Kiln Café supporting the café team in providing exceptional customer service to all our visitors.

With a passion for food and motivating staff and volunteers, you will have experience in the catering sector. With responsibilities in assisting in the overall operation of the café including, food prep, cooking to agreed RHDC guidelines, general kitchen duties, stock control and helping keep our food hygiene paperwork updated.  Servery which will include making hot drinks and serving cakes etc. Making sure fridges and food displays are clean, tidy and topped up, clearing and cleaning tables, cash handling and EPOS.As the centre will be open seven days a week, you will be comfortable working varied hours and shifts including weekends, evenings and bank holidays.