Catering Assistant

Location: Cheltenham GL51 0EX |
Salary: £10.50 |
Posted: 13 Jan 2022 |
Closes: 10 Feb 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Facilities Management |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10031

Role Responsibility:

This role and contract sit within our Facilities Management sector of G4S where we aim to improve the lives of people across the UK and Ireland by creating productive, safe and smooth working environments.

We are looking for a Barista to join our team based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, who will be responsible for the preparation and serving hot and cold drinks such as coffee, tea, artisan and speciality beverages.

This is a full time role working 40 hours per week - Monday to Friday between the hours of 06:30 - 17:00. The role will involve working flexible hours that include early mornings and evenings.


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain accurate stock levels and ensure all stock is received and rotated.
  • Place orders through the Indicator system when required.
  • Promote coffee consumption by educating customers, selling coffee and serving a variety of coffee drinks with a strong attention to detail.
  • Assist in the preparation of basic food items to be sold as part of the catering offer.
  • Serve customers as and when required including operating a variety of Barista coffee machines and cash handling for sales.
  • Deliver excellent customer service to all by connecting with the customer and ensuring they come first.
  • Carry out all cleaning duties as per the site specific cleaning schedule and to carry out deep cleans as per unit schedule.
  • Carry out and record temperature recordings as stated in the G4S Food Safety Systems.
  • Wear G4S branded uniform and safety foot wear ensuring it is smart and presentable at all times.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria:

  • Basic knowledge of Health & Safety and Food Safety.
  • Basic knowledge of COSSH.
  • Basic knowledge of due diligence requirements and allergens.
  • Adaptable to change in an ever evolving environment with a willingness to embrace new ideas and processes.
  • Able to work under pressure and maintain a calm demeanour at all times.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Food Safety Certificate.
  • Previous experience of a retail or hospitality role such as coffee shop, café or Front of House.



  • Annual retention bonus of £2,000 (pro-rata for part time employees), subject to maintaining Clearance requirements.
  • 30 days holiday per year, including Bank Holidays, plus 2.5 Privilege days per year. 
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users.
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving.
  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics ).
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.


Please be aware that due to the nature of the business security clearance to a high government level will be required.



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