Catering Assistant/ Coordinator (Part-time or Full-time)

UK Youth

  • Team: Outdoor Learning
  • Salary: £18,525 pro-rata
  • Location: Avon Tyrell Outdoor Centre
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

Catering CoordinatorUK Youth are looking for friendly catering assistant to join our team.  Working within the outdoor centre you will be helping us provide high quality food service to ensure the young people who visit have a memorable stay.

Department: Outdoor Learning

Hours: Full Time or part time positions available

Salary: £18,525 per annum FTE

Duration: Permanent 

Location: Avon Tyrell Outdoor Centre 

Purpose of the role

  • Providing high quality food service, through well-presented meals and strong levels of customer service

  • Maintaining all catering facilities to a high standard and a dining experience that encourages social interaction and creates a positive outdoor learning environment

Key Responsibilities

  • To support the chef with food preparation

  • Maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of all catering facilities areas including kitchen, servery, dining room and café.

  • Service of meals ensuring high levels of customer care by; interacting politely and professionally with all customers, understand the dietary allergens of all menu items and be able to provide basic advice regarding suitability for most known dietary preferences and allergens and where appropriate promoting healthy eating choices

Previous experience preferred but not essential for candidates willing to learn.

Candidates should enjoy working in a young person-centred setting and be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • Friendly approachable person with good organisational skills, enthusiasm, and energy, willing to undertake any task required of them.

  • Self-motivated and capable of working on own and working with others when required.

  • Flexible approach to work and be hands on to get the task done.

 What we can offer you

We offer a competitive range of benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary

  • Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally

  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell

  • Cycle scheme and Techscheme

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity please complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied) or email your CV to

All applications will be looked at on a rolling basis and you will be notified within 2 weeks if you have been shortlisted for interview.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks, which include criminal record check, right to work in the UK and employment reference.

Who we are?

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and

empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported, and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website.

Why work at UK Youth?

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men, and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.    

As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.


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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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