Closing: Tue 4 Jun 2024

Catering Assistant

The Catering Assistant will be working in the Café and Bar within the Theatre.

Purpose of Post

The Catering Assistant will work in the Café and Bar within the Theatre. The Café can be open up to 7 days a week, depending on performances, and will include service for the incoming theatre audiences as well as the general public.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a consistently high level of customer service and maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and presentation at all times.

Main Terms & Conditions

Rate of Pay: £13,384.80

Hours: 22.5 contracted hours per week. (Various hours including daytime, evenings and weekends.)

Probation: This post is subject to a three-month probationary period.

Benefits: Standard Derby Theatre benefits

Other Terms: In accordance with BECTU and the Derby Theatre House Agreement

Closing Date

Tue 4 June, 2024 at 9 am.

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Please scroll to find the required downloads and documents below. – Plus, more information about this role and ‘How To Apply’.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Daily operation of the catering functions in line with procedures, ensuring a high standard of presentation.
  • To act as a barista (making espresso-based coffee drinks) and serve a selection of hot and cold drinks.
  • Prepare and deliver a menu of light meals including soup, toasties and sandwiches following food health and safety regulations. This will also include baking some traybakes, cakes and scones (training is/can be provided).
  • Promotion and upsell of all products, including food, ice cream, confectionary, and beverages with a high standard of product knowledge.
  • To support the catering operation during functions, events, and press nights.
  • Cash handling and transaction processes including the use of a till system and the use of card machines.
  • To follow and adhere to all operational procedures, including keeping temperature records for refrigerators, stock rotation, food dating and labelling.
  • To minimise wastage on site by preparing efficiently, in line with the buildings estimated footfall.
  • To have basic understanding of allergens and to be able to provide customers with information they require.
  • Provide a positive, accessible, and high-quality service to all customers and colleagues across all front of house areas and all buildings associated with Derby Theatre.
  • To be a flexible member of staff and work, as necessary, across catering aspects of the building.

How To Apply

1. Download an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (these are combined in one document). You must fill in this form to apply as no CVs will be accepted.

2. If you want to answer the PERSONAL STATEMENT section as a video or audio file, please attach the files in an mp4 format, ensuring that they are no higher than 10MB or send via a we transfer link

3. If you can, please save the file as PDF with your name in the file name.

5. Download the ‘Candidate Welcome Pack‘ to find out more about Derby Theatre and what you can expect as an employee.

6. Read our guide to ‘Applying for a job at Derby Theatre’ for information about the application process

7. Email your completed application form, or files and equal opportunities monitoring form to

8. If you need any support with this application or wish to ask any questions, please contact

Closing Date: Tuesday 4 June, 2024

Interview Date: Fri 17 / Sat 18 June, 2024

We aim to make the interviews as accessible and engaging as possible and we want you to talk about yourself and your work experience in a relaxed and friendly setting. We feel an interview should be a chance for you to find out more information about the role and to also get a sense of whether this is the right environment for you.

With this in mind we have designed an interview which will enable potential candidates to meet members of the team, see some the spaces where you might be working in and, of course, a chance to talk about you and your work experience. We will send you examples of some the questions in advance of the interview and of course please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements or needs that we might want to consider.

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Lauren Riley

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