Catering/Housekeeping Team Member - Wychcroft Retreat Centre (Part time)

Recruiter
The Diocese of Southwark
Location
Bletchingley, Redhill
Salary
£9 per hour - free onsite parking, 15% non contributory pension, EAP
Posted
13 Feb 2019
Closes
27 Feb 2019
Ref
cofe/TP/2997/1407
Contact
Church of England
Role
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent

Catering/Housekeeping Team Member - Wychcroft Retreat Centre

We have opportunities to join the staff of Wychcroft, the Southwark Diocese Resource & Retreat Centre, based at a country house near Bletchingley, Surrey.

You will be part of a team providing hospitality to guests during their stay at the house, with a variety of duties including cooking and housekeeping.

We need our team members to have:

  • A willingness to serve, in an unobtrusive style, to the highest standards of hospitality, which enables our guests to make the most of their stay.
  • Experience of cooking is desirable, but not essential. Training will be given.
  • Being able to work as part of a team, with a flexible attitude to enable you to support and help others when needed.
  • A strong commitment to the values, culture and ethos of the Church of England is important, and to share the sprit of service, hospitality and team life.

There is flexibility in the number of hours that are offered, anticipated to be a minimum of 13 hours per week, depending on the needs of the Centre. These will be part-time, flexible hours. Pay is based on an hourly rate of £9.00 per hour.

Benefits include free onsite staff parking, an employee assistance programme, generous holiday allowance as well as a 15% non-contributory pension scheme.

Main Responsibilities

Catering

  • The preparation, cooking and serving of meals
  • Catering for special dietary needs
  • Contributing to menu planning
  • Monitoring food and kitchen items for low stock
  • Cleaning of the kitchen and its equipment on a daily basis

Housekeeping

  • Cleaning of meeting rooms, the Chapel and communal areas
  • Cleaning of bedrooms, including making beds
  • Cleaning of showers, bathrooms and toilets
  • Laundry duties: such as washing, folding and ironing

Hospitality

  • Greeting guests on their arrival
  • Taking luggage to rooms (if necessary)
  • Providing tea and coffee service
  • Maintaining the guest pantry
  • Responding to ad-hoc guest hospitality requests

Other

  • The nature of the House and the key role that the team members play, means that other tasks may be required from time to time to enable its smooth running.

Ideal Candidate

  • A willingness to serve, in an unobtrusive style, to the highest standards of hospitality, which enables our guests to make the most of their stay.
  • Experience of cooking, and a good awareness of food hygiene is essential.
  • Being able to work as part of a team, with a flexible attitude to enable you to support and help others when needed.
  • A strong commitment to the values, culture and ethos of the Church of England is important, and to share the sprit of service, hospitality and team life.

 

Wychcroft is a large Victorian country house situated on the South Park Farm Estate, Bletchingley in the Surrey countryside. It serves as a retreat centre for the Diocese of Southwark and is used by many diocesan and parish groups, for both day and residential gatherings. The House has 23 bedrooms, together with three meeting rooms and a dining room. It has a palatial wood panelled entrance hall with a grand staircase. A separate chapel sits adjacent to the House.

The House team members are at the heart of the operation of the House. They provide hospitality, home-cooking and housekeeping to a high standard. Beyond the important work of hospitality, the rest of the team's activities are intentionally unobtrusive. This allows the House to maintain a still and peaceable atmosphere with guests being able to move around without disturbance.

To work as part of a team in carrying out catering, cleaning and general housekeeping duties. To provide a warm and helpful service to guests so as to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.