We are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual who has a flair for customer service, strong communication skills and, of course, a passion for food and it preparation!

Based in Exminster, our Catering Team in many ways forms the hub of our service delivery, meaning this is a pivotal role for Westbank. We have a varied clientele to cater for, including lunches for day care and pre-school attendees, a Café within Exminster, and hospitality services where we cater for small and medium sized events.

If you want a job that really makes a difference apply today and join our award-winning charity as part of our Catering Team!

Your role will include:

As the Catering Lead:

  • You will prepare and cook hot meals, and any other food preparation, for our Day Care and Pre-School clients;
  • You will ensure food is strored and labelled safely and correctly, following all relevant policies and procedures;
  • You will ensure that food safety guidelines and standards are adhered to at all times;
  • You will oversee the storage and rotation of stock, including surplus stock;
  • You will provide catering and general support to our hospitality clients.

What we offer:

  • An excellent rate of pay and hours to help you achieve a better work-life balance;
  • Access to a well-equipped gym with parking available on site;
  • Free personal use of the gym;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Sick pay leave following successful completion of probation period;
  • A generous allowance of 25 days of annual leave a year (pro rata) plus bank holidays;
  • Inclusion in a friendly and professional team who prides itself in supporting the needs of its clients;
  • Discounts for our on-site Kidzone;

What we are looking for:

We will be shortlisting on the following criteria, so please make reference as to how you meet these in your covering letter

  • Experience of working in a catering environment;
  • Experience of menu planning with GP margins;
  • Proven experience of delivering high-quality food in commercial/community catering;
  • In-date Food Hygiene Certificate, or willingness to work towards this;
  • Experience of team management and development;
  • Good understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of healthy eating.

Full details can be found in the Job Description

Rate of pay: £8,840.00 pro rata (£19,240.00 FTE)

Hours per week: 17 (Mon-Tues: 09.30 – 14.30, Wed: 09.00 – 16.30)

Location: Westbank, Exminster

Contract: Maternity Cover - Fixed Term until 29/03/2023 (with the potential for an extension)

To apply

To help us better evaluate your suitability for the role, please submit an up-to-date CV, with a covering letter outlining how you meet the shortlisting criteria, to [email protected] 

Our charity is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity in everything we do so we encourage all candidates who meet the requirements to submit their application.  

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Westbank:

Westbank is an award-winning registered charity, based in Devon, established in 1986. The organisation was originally set up to provide practical and emotional support to people in the villages along the west bank of the River Exe and has now expanded, offering a great variety of services to communities and individuals across Devon.