Catering Assistant

Job Description

Catering Assistant

Part-Time, 30 hours per week

Are you a team player with a passion for food and people? Do you thrive in a busy environment? If so, we are looking for someone just like you to help us deliver an exceptional customer experience for Defence on a part-time basis, contracted to 30 hours per week.

As a Catering Assistant, you will be part of a passionate and friendly team working in a fast-paced environment. You'll have every opportunity to progress within a company that invests in its people, celebrates individuality, and rewards and recognizes employees who go beyond the plate.

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, offering a comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to:
  • Free meal or equivalent subsidy while working
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia,, and more
  • Discounts on your food shop with Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, and more
  • Quick access to a Digital GP and wider healthcare benefits for you and your immediate family
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favorite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Cash rewards every time you spend, usable on a wide range of brands
  • Free wellness, mindfulness, and exercise classes to help you unwind
  • Share all discounts and offers with your friends and family
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare delicious, high-quality food that delights our clients and customers
  • Create attractive food and counter displays
  • Represent Defence and maintain a positive brand image
  • Handle cash and operate the cash register
  • Comply with Food Handling & Hygiene standards
  • Comply with Health & Safety regulations
Our Ideal Catering Assistant Will:
  • Have an enthusiastic can-do attitude
  • Display passion for delivering excellent customer service
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Arrive equipped with a desire to succeed in your role
  • Thrive working under pressure
  • Demonstrate outstanding timekeeping and reliability
  • Have a safety-first mindset
  • Have experience within a similar catering-related role, but this isn't essential
Could you bring your spark to Defence? Apply now to join our team and help us deliver exceptional customer experiences.
Part of Compass Group UK&I, ESS is the Defence, Government, and Energy services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. We support 250+ UK military establishments, high profile police, secure environments and government sites, along with a range of onshore and offshore facilities including platforms, drilling rigs, floatels and offices for the energy sector. We know that a friendly face makes all the difference, so we look for people who are passionate about delivering excellent customer service, at all levels, to join our teams.
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Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!