Barista Retail Assistant - Southend Hospital

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/1520416/97896
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Southend
  • Salary: £9.49 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £9.49 - £9.49
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Barista Retail Assistant

Are you passionate about all thing's coffee?  Do you thrive in working in a fast-paced retail environment? If so then we would love to hear from you!  

A new opportunity has arisen for a Barista Retail Assistant to join the Medirest family at Southend Hospital within our healthcare setting, delivering outstanding service for all customers.

As a Barista you will play a vital role in ensuring all  brand standards are delivered and maintained. Our retail team provides a warm and welcoming environment for all customers, every day is different and you can make a real difference! 

You will be working in all areas of our retail department, but mainly working on our Change Please coffee shop. Barista experience would be ideal but training can be offered, you will need to be able to work in a busy environment, and able to adapt from serving coffees, using the tills, serving food on the hot counter, some basic food prep, cleaning and stock rotation.

What we'll give:

Barista Retail Assistant

  • £9.49 per hour, 35 hours per week 
  • Monday to Friday 07:00 - 14:30
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork 
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you 
  • Pension contribution 
More about the role:

Barista Retail Assistant

  • To make and present hot and cold foods to include sandwiches, paninis and toasties
  • Cash Management of tills and floats
  • Responsible for ordering consumables/Food and accepting deliveries
  • To comply with store and hospital safety standards
  • Review monthly audit scores and ensure standards are delivered 100% of the time
  • To be knowledgeable about products and answer customer queries in a timely fashion.
  • To brief and communicate any changes or introduction of new drink recipes
Who you are:
  • Previous barista experience and supervisory knowledge is advantageous, completing rotas, performance reviews and return to work interviews.   
  • Able to work under pressure, individually and as part of a team with a flexible approach to meet the needs of the business.
  • Brand ambassador with a strong passion for coffee standards
  • Quality driven, with a sound knowledge of health and safety and an awareness of food and hygiene standards.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all customers, including patients, visitors and healthcare staff
  • Confident working in a hospital environment and aware at times you will meet patients that are particularly unwell or showing signs of distress
  • Possess good IT skills; fully competent in Microsoft Office and educated to GCSE level in English and Maths.  
  • This position is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check; costs met by the employer.  
  • As per government legislation, anyone employed to work in healthcare must be double COVID 19 vaccinated or medically exempt from April 2022 Evidence will be required at the point of interview, either by presenting a medical exemption certificate or a letter downloaded via the NHS App evidencing two vaccinations
Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.  

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!   

We are an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.   

Medirest is part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, who provide a full range of Hotel Services (including staff, patient and visitors catering, domestics, portering and security) at over 130 NHS Trust and private hospitals. 

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.