General Assistant / Food and Beverage Assistant

Birmingham, West Midlands
Full time starting salary £15,440 to £15,735
20 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Job Function
Food & Beverage
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Time/Part Time

Part Time

Number of hours / weeks to be worked

25 hours 32 weeks

Post is open to:

External and internal candidates

Grade 200

Salary Full time starting salary £15,440 to £15,735. With potential progression once in post to £18,047 a year.

New staff are eligible to join the University’s new defined contribution pension scheme. Existing staff may continue to receive their current benefits.

Additional Information

Informal enquiries can be made to Matthew Walker,

Terms and Conditions


Job Purpose

The food & beverage assistant will carry out duties within any of the Catering Operations working areas and undertake customer service, cash handling, cleaning, food and beverage service and all other required duties to ensure the smooth running of an area or catering service.

Person Specification

Experience in a retail / restaurant / Barista Skills
Food Safety First Level (Basic Food Hygiene Certificate)
Experience working with the general public in a customer service environment

A good standard of basic literacy and numeracy. This can be evidenced by achieving Mathematics and English GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification) / OR by experience which demonstrates the ability to carry out efficiently the duties of the job.
The ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a courteous manner is essential, as is the ability to understand and describe products and services to others.
The ability to work independently on own initiative, and co-operatively within a team environment.

The ability to work under pressure.
Awareness of the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH regulations, Manual Handling good practice.