GENERAL ASSISTANT

Jan 15, 2024

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team in our friendly, welcoming café.

These roles are perfect for those still at school as the shifts are at weekends and school holidays. We can consider anyone in Year 11, 12 and 13.The job is also open to olderapplicants of all ages

Starting January. You must be available to work in February half term. More positions later in the spring!

School holidays and weekend role: approx. 6h per week in term time, 25h per week in school holidays.  Hours vary each week and are weather dependent.

Starting Pay £5.50 – £8 per hour depending on age and experience (plus holiday pay). (NB older recruits would receive a higher starting pay and pension contributions in line with UK law)

Travel to Berry Head is required – please note that public transport options are limited

The perfect applicant

You will be outgoing and self-confident, happy to chat with customers. You will be quick to learn new skills and willing to work hard for long periods – our cafe gets really busy. Prior experience in a café or restaurant is an advantage but not essential.

The role includes washing up, serving customers, clearing tables, making milkshakes and ice creams, chatting with customers. We always look for opportunities to stretch and develop our general assistants into more skilled roles over time.

You must be available to travel to Berry Head, and to work flexible shifts including weekends.

Why choose the Guardhouse?

Our café is set in a beautiful location, a 200-year old fortress on Berry Head with wonderful views across Torbay and South Devon. We strive to deliver incredible friendly customer service and top quality food and drinks. We are a bright and enthusiastic team and always looking to improve what we do. We’ve won plenty of awards in recent years.

Our team is really friendly and full of exceptional people who we hope will become your firm friends. We pay above minimum wage, socialise together and enjoy regular team-building activities. Could you fit in?

How To Apply

Please send your CV to recruitment@guardhousecafe.com. Please answer:

  1. Why do you want to apply to work with us?
  2. Tell us about yourself! E.g. what do you do in your spare time? What are your ambitions? What are you excited about at the moment?
  3. Can you think of a special one-day event on Berry Head which would bring more people up to the Guardhouse?! (Just a high-level overview of your ideas is fine!)

We will respond to all applications. The best applications will be invited for a short trial.