Catering Assistant - Mersea

Location: Mersea
Salary: £8.21 ph
Contact type: Temporary
Date Added: Wednesday 12 Dec 2018
Closing Date: Sunday 17 Mar 2019

Essex Outdoors Mersea are recruiting Catering Assistants to join their team for Summer 2019

Essex Outdoors is Essex County Council’s Outdoor Education Service, and is committed to delivering high quality learning opportunities to its customers.

Full and part-time positions are available with full-time hours offering an opportunity to really earn some summer cash. Meals will be provided (with transport potentially available from Colchester into Mersea). You will be working with a friendly team of people, in an environment that’s fast paced and full of energy.

The Role
Working on one of our very busy sites and as part of a team you will assist Chefs and Cooks in providing three great choice and quality meals a day for up to 500 residential visitors.

  • Responsible for basic food preparation
  • Washing up, using a fully automated machine and cleaning some larger cooking items by hand
  • To ensure that cleanliness is maintained within the facilities and are adequately stocked
  • To maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with statutory regulations.
  • To use powered cleaning and catering equipment in accordance with the relevant safety requirements

Free meals will be provided during working hours and if required, on occasion, a tent is available for overnight accommodation.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or wish to apply, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330* or visit (If required use 'Catering' as the keyword)

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Please note this advert may close sooner than the end date advertised depending on the number of applications we receive.
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