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Kitchen Assistant

Hours 37.5 per week – includes 5 seven-hour shifts over 7 days 11am – 7pm


Reports to: Head Chef/Catering Manager and Director


Salary: £25,264.00 per annum (£12.95 per hour).





  • To assist the Head Chef/Catering Manager in all aspects of food preparation and to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.




  • Support the Catering Manager/Chef in the day to day running of the Kitchen and to meet the requirements of the guests and visitors as determined by the forward calendar bookings.


  • Assist with food preparation as directed by the Catering Manager/Chef.


  • Carry out all food storage and handling in accordance with the Food Hygiene regulations.


  • Responsible for thoroughly cleaning and tidying the kitchen, crockery and cutlery, catering areas, storage rooms, and all equipment and utensils including fridge and freezers. Ensure that the kitchen and catering areas are left cleaned and secure at the end of the duty with floors washed and all windows and doors secure.


  • Participate in regular checks on food stocks and disposing immediately of date expired stocks of food.


  • Ensure the proper storage of chilled and dry foods.


  • Assist the Catering Manager/Head Chef to ensure that legislation and regulations concerning environmental health, health and safety at work, and food hygiene in the kitchen and catering areas are observed and maintained.


  • Immediately report unsafe/damaged appliances and utensils to the Catering Manager/Chef, or Director in their absence. Ensure that no faulty equipment is used by anyone until made safe or replaced.


  • There is a requirement to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends in line with operational needs of the Kairos Centre.


  • Attend staff meetings from time to time and participate in training activities as required.


  • Be familiar with the fire precautions and all emergency procedures.


  • At all times uphold the philosophy, values and ethos of the Kairos Centre.


Requirements for this role

Work experience/


Proven track record of kitchen experience, preparation, cooking in busy service periods is essential.


Knowledge of hygiene and health and safety regulations in the food industry.


Experience in cooking for large groups/bulk cookery is desirable however onsite training will be given.


Experience in baking is desirable but not essential.


Level 2 Food Safety Handling is desirable, but not essential, onsite training and online courses can be provided for the right candidate, pending completion of successful probation period.




Education and qualifications GCSE – English & Math’s or equivalent, City & Guilds Trade Qualifications or similar



Skills and


Excellent personal hygiene and practice.


Excellent food preparation and cooking skills.



Level of competence in following stand operating procedures- recipe cards.


Ability to work independently and safely.


Ability to follow instructions for evening groups, progressing to morning and lunch service.


Disposition and Attitude


Commitment to the PSMG ethos and values.


Caring and positive attitude.


A team player and a personable, calm individual to be part of a friendly team.

Other factors



Able to work flexibly. You may be required to travel to other sites if needed by the Charity.


If you are interested in more information about this role or would like to be considered for this position, please call 0208 788 4188.  Alternatively, send an email to hrofficer@psmgs.org.uk with a CV or for more information.