East Lancashire Hospice

Kitchen Hand Volunteer


Role                                       Kitchen hand Volunteer

Location                              Café Retreat/East Lancashire Hospice

Accountable to:               Hospitality and catering lead

                                                (They will be your main point of contact while

                                                volunteering.  They will provide you with the support

                                                and supervision necessary for you to perform your role)

Role requirements:        Two Satisfactory references

 Role Summary

With supervision and direction of the catering department to undertake duties including washing pots and pans, operating dish washer, cleaning crockery and cutlery, maintaining high levels of cleanliness and following a cleaning schedule maintaining light machinery.  Ensuring the dining area is clean and well equipped for our guests to have the best dining experience.

When we need you to be available

The expected regular commitment for this role would be any of the following 2/3 hour shifts Monday – Friday 9.00-12.00, 12.00-15.00 or 15.00-1700

What we would like you to do

  • Maintain excellent levels of customer care
  • Wash pots and pans efficiently to high standard
  • Wash crockery and cutlery
  • Operate dish washer
  • Carry out cleaning tasks in the kitchen, following a cleaning schedule
  • Maintain storage areas
  • Follow health and safety regulations
  • Follow correct manual handlingTo ensure adequate stock of polished crockery, cutlery, napkins are available at all times for our guests 
  • Support catering staff in serving guests in café Retrea
  • tFollow our policies and procedures applicable to the role so you can keep yourselves and others safe  

What we will provide

  • Training to keep you and others safe
  • Specific training using the washing machine
  • Manual handling training
  • Supportive friendly colleagues
  • Invitation to regular team meetings
  • Opportunity to develop knowledge, skill and confidence in a catering setting

Skills, knowledge, abilities and qualities we are looking for

  • Friendly welcoming person with good communication skills
  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Able to work in an organised manner
  • Positive can do attitudeWilling to take responsibility for delivering the role safely and effectively
  • Punctual and committed to attendance at agreed times and days

Application form