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Weekend Catering Services Assistant

Who we are

YMCA Brunel Group is an independent, locally governed and managed charity operating in Mendip, Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Somerset. We are part of the international YMCA movement. Our mission is to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Our activities include:

Accommodation for over 700 people every year who are at risk of being homeless, who are on low incomes, experience barriers to work, or young people in need of high levels of support, who have often experienced trauma and difficult times in their lives. We don’t just provide a bed, we support people holistically and continually seek to help our residents gain the training, skills and confidence to lead independent lives.

A Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath, a community facility with a fully kitted out gym, functional fitness areas and extensive class programme.

Two commercial hostels in Bath and Bristol which help us cover our central costs.

Twelve youth clubs for young people aged 10-19, including 4 young carers groups, providing a space where they can have dedicated time to talk to trusted youth workers, access relevant information about issues that concern them, and develop their social networks.

Eight Ofsted registered Nurseries, providing spaces for up to 360 children where they are given opportunities and experiences that will set them up for their educational journeys and prepare them for their lives ahead.

What does the job entail?

To be responsible for ensuring all food and associated products are prepared, cooked and served to high standards. To carry out all duties in a polite and friendly manner and to promote the high standards set by the YMCA.

What skills will the successful candidate need?

You will have some previous experience of working in a busy catering environment, preferably holding a food hygiene certificate (although training will be given).

You will have good attention to detail and be conscientious in relation to cleanliness and hygiene.

We are looking for someone who will be polite and friendly to customers and other staff members and work well within a team, supporting others during busy periods.

What we offer

Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

YMCA employee advantages

YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity

20% discount off the cost of childcare at our childcare settings.


YMCA Bath is a centrally located hostel which provides accommodation to school groups, backpackers, sporting groups and universities.


8 hours per week, can increase due to bookings, 8.30 am – 10.30 am weekends

(Plus there may be some evenings when we have a group booking 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm, notice will be given).

Contract type

Permanent, 6 months probation

Rate of Pay

£10.42 per hour + annual leave

Click here to view the job description and person specification

If you would like to apply for any of our current vacancies you will need to fill out one of our application forms on line:

To know more about what YMCA Brunel do and to apply please visit our website:

YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Weekend Catering Services Assistant


£10.42 per hour


8 hours per week, can increase due to bookings, 8.30 am – 10.30 am weekends

Contract Type:




Close Date:

Thursday, 13 July 2023

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