Please note: this is an ongoing recruitment campaign.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Kitchen Steward to be a key part of our professional, award-winning team in the Catering Services of the House of Commons.
Catering Services aim to deliver the best quality service with an enthusiastic and professional team for the benefit of all our customers. We are responsible for the efficient operation of the House of Commons catering facilities within the agreed financial framework.
The post holder will be responsible for assisting the Assistant Chief Stewards / Stewarding Supervisor in all stewarding related matters in the Back of House areas concerning food and beverage equipment. As well as this, you will be responsible for ensuring that all Departmental Food, Health and Safety Policies are always met.
The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:
Qualifications: Foundation Food Safety (or equivalent), Manual Handling & Safety in the Workplace, Foundation Health & Safety
Relevant Kitchen experience working a similar position with a good understanding of Food hygiene and Health and Safety practices
Have excellent customer service skills with the ability to respond quickly to customer needs
Good communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team.
Must be able to undertake regular manual handling tasks as part of the daily work routine.We have Kitchen Steward posts available in our new Terrace Cafeteria (opening October 2022) working Tuesday – Saturday inclusive, as well as posts working our standard full time hours. Please specify in your application what posts you are interested in being considered for.
In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including:
A very competitive industry salary.
30 days' annual leave (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year).
Civil Service Pension scheme.
Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan
Secure employment in an industry that isn't noted for its stability.
Excellent 'In-House' and external training for professional and career progression. (either within the catering service or elsewhere in Parliament).
Free staff meals and uniforms provided and laundered.
Free Safety Shoes after 3 months.
'Star Awards' staff recognition scheme.
Access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 helpline.
On site gym.
If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement providing evidence against the criteria listed in the job description.
More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the Job Description
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