Catering Assistant/Stand in Chef Job at Serco Plc in Darlington

International Fire Training Centre, DL2 1NU

Part time, 22.35 hours


The IFTC is a world leader in the provision of firefighting training, providing skills, advice and resource in the Aviation, Offshore, Industrial, Marine and Civil Defence sectors. The catering team itself is an integral part of the business supporting the student’s welfare and nutrition throughout their stay.

We have a part time opening for a Catering Assistant/Stand in Chef to join our team! You will be appointed to assist the chefs in preparing, serving and on occasions cooking food to a consistent high standard, whilst working in accordance to food hygiene regulations, company policy and HACCAP control. The role itself is annualised with contracted hours of 22.35 hours per week. The successful candidate will be asked to stand down during quieter periods and to work additional hours during busier periods.

Your duties will vary during weekdays and weekends. Some of the weekday duties will include; providing help and support with meals in line with all food safety policies and legislation, preparation of vegetables/salads/packed lunches and ensuring all areas are clean and tidy after services; including washing of dining room tables, hot plate, dishwasher, pan wash etc. Costing sheets, daily cleaning schedule must be completed. Whilst main role will be Catering Assistant, you may be asked to cook breakfast/brunch or lunch/evening meal if student numbers are low. The weekend duties include; meeting and greeting students who arrive on weekends and provide them with a key for their room and any other help or assistance if required and preparation and cooking of meals.

This job is fast paced where no two days are the same, but we are a tight knit, friendly team who love the work we do.

What you need to do the job:
The successful post holder must hold a Level 2 in Food Safety and have Food Hygiene training.

You must also have the ability to achieve Level 3 in Food Safety, Level 2 in Food HACCP and a Level 2 in Food Allergen. This is an opportunity for someone who is flexible, has the ability to work unsupervised, cope under pressure and of course be a team player.

What we offer:
We offer a great employment package that includes a competitive an hourly rate of £9.45ph, 6% Employer Matched Contribution Pension, Life Insurance and other flexible Serco benefits i.e. up to 30% off various shopping and exterior leisure facilities and holidays and VIP tickets.

Why Serco:
Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and [email protected] (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).

About the Company

Company: Serco Plc

Company Location:  Darlington

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