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Catering Assistant - Near Dorking, Guildford or Richmond
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/823/21214
  • Published: Thu 28/07/2022, 11:54 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 0.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £11.83 per hour (inclusive of 15% annual leave allowance)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Dorking

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Catering Assistant - Near Dorking, Guildford or Richmond

The starting salary for this role is £11.83 per hour (inclusive of a 15% annual leave allowance).

Do you have an interest or background in catering? Are you reliable, conscientious and have a positive 'can do' attitude?

Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development (SOLD) offers year-round outdoor learning experiences to children, young people and adults. Our staff deliver a range of programmes including land based, water based and residential programmes to our visitors. We have spacious log cabins, camping facilities and fully furnished authentic yurts.

We are looking for staff to join our team to assist in the preparation, cooking and serving of meals at our outdoor centres. We provide our visitors with healthy nutritious meals, refreshments, and snacks. Our visitors are largely school groups, so friendly, patient, and smiley staff are required! We also cater for corporate groups, special events, and outdoor events, which add variety to the role.

We currently have catering shifts available at our three busy centres:

  • High Ashurst OEC, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DQ
  • Henley Fort OEC, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4RH
  • Thames Young Mariners OEC, Ham, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7RX

When applying, please let us know your preferred location(s).

Approximate hours of catering shifts at our centres are 7am - 12pm and 3pm - 8pm, and we operate 7 days per week. This is a bank contract, enabling you to choose when you wish to work (from the shifts offered). This can fit well around other jobs, your studies, and other commitments.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • An interest or background in catering
  • That you hold or aspire to hold a CIEH Food Hygiene L2
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instruction and take on new skills.

High Ashurst and Henley Fort are in remote locations. Please consider your journey and transport arrangements before applying.

For a virtual tour of our centres, please visit our website. Click here to view the locations of our centres.

Additional Information

This is a rolling advert and we will be reviewing applications regularly. If your application is shortlisted, we will contact you to arrange a suitable time to visit us at SOLD and meet with our team.

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List check will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Hazel Wilson on 01372 378901 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from a generous local government salary related pension as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.