Vacancies in BID Businesses
Assistant Chef – Hall’s Croft – Full-time, fixed term contract (REF 99)
The Trust is looking for a full-time Assistant Chef to join the Cafe team at Hall's Croft Café for the summer season.
You will prepare food and drinks to the required service standards, paying attention to portion control, quality and presentation. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the creation and costing of new food items, have involvement in the menu design for special events, and be a vital part of the Chef team preparing high quality food for those special events.
To be successful in this role you should have experience of working in a commercial kitchen, have strong food knowledge, be aware of food hygiene and kitchen standards. You should have a genuine interest and passion for food, and be able to work as part of a small team and also independently. You should have strong interpersonal skills and be able to manage situations as they arise to make sure our customers are not impacted.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th February 2018.
Catering Assistant – Casual (REF 109)
The Trust is looking for a Catering Assistant to join the Café team at Mary Arden's Farm for the summer season.
You will ensure visitors receive a great service, in an efficient and timely manner and that they have a memorable visit. You will have experience of working in a busy cafe or restaurant and be motivated to deliver excellent customer service. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with other staff in a professional manner.
The post holder needs to be available to work over seven days and Bank Holidays.
The closing date for this role is Sunday 4th March 2018.
Coach Park Attendant – Windsor Street Coach Terminal – Part-time, fixed term contracts (REF 130)
The Trust is recruiting two part-time Coach Park Attendants for the Coach Terminal on Windsor Street to work from Monday 26th March 2018 until Sunday 19th August 2018.
You will supervise the day-to-day operations of the Coach Park, ensuring that coaches and visitors park in allocated spaces and advising visitors how to get to the Shakespeare Centre and other houses within the town.
The ideal candidates will have customer service experience, good communication skills and be both punctual and reliable. You will be required to work three or four days per week on a rota basis which will include alternate weekends.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 4th March 2018, and interviews will take place during w/c 12th March 2018.
HR Officer – Part-time, permanent (REF 132)
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is looking to recruit a part-time HR Officer to join a busy HR team.
Reporting to the HR Manager, this role will be responsible for the administration and processes involved within the HR Department for the recruitment, selection and induction of all staff. In addition, you will coordinate attendees for training and development programmes, provide first line advice to managers and staff, support disciplinary and grievance procedures, ensure that HR policies and procedures are understood and adhered to, and provide general support for other areas of HR as required.
The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in HR administration and providing advice to managers and staff. You must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, experience of using Microsoft Office packages and have attention to detail.
We are flexible on the working pattern which can discussed at interview and we would consider a term-time pattern for the right candidate.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 18th March 2018, and interviews will take place during week commencing 26th March 2018.
Kitchen Assistant – Mary Arden’s Farm – Part-time, fixed term contract (REF 105)
The Trust is looking for a part-time Kitchen Assistant to join the team at Mary Arden’s Farm for the summer season.
Working an average of 30 hours per week, you will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of food and drink to the required standards for all customers. You will assist in all aspects of the day to day kitchen duties including cleaning and will assist the Management team in ensuring the effective operation and profitability of the Hospitality department.
To be successful in this role, you will have experience working in the hospitality industry, excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills. You will be approachable and able to demonstrate an ability to work with a wide range of colleagues with an enthusiastic attitude.
The closing date for the position is Sunday 4th March 2018.
Period Interpreter – Shakespeare’s New Place - Part-time, fixed-term contracts (REF 126)
The Trust is looking for two part-time Period Interpreters to work at Shakespeare’s New Place this summer season, working 8 hours per week until Sunday 4th November 2018.
Reporting to the Retail and Reception Manager and working closely with other Period Interpreters and Visitor Engagement Volunteers, you will deliver excellent standards of visitor experience through a warm welcome and engaging sharing of information to enhance the visitors' understanding of New Place as Shakespeare’s final home, and also his work, life and times.
To be successful in this role you should have excellent communication skills and be confident talking to the public. You should have an interest in William Shakespeare, his work, life and times, be able to vary your talk to the visitor and answer their questions, and deal with situations that may arise in an appropriate way.
Shakespeare's New Place is open seven days a week, and you will be required to work weekdays, weekends and a fair share of Bank Holidays so you should be flexible and available.
The closing date for applications is Friday 9th March 2018.
Retail and Reception Assistant – Shakespeare’s New Place – Part-time, fixed term contract (REF 125)
The Trust is recruiting a part-time Retail and Reception Assistant to support the existing team at Shakespeare’s New Place until Sunday 28th October 2018.
Reporting to the Retail and Reception Manager, you will deliver a world class welcome for all visitors and contribute towards achieving financial targets. You will be responsible for delivering excellent standards of visitor experience through a warm welcome, engaging sharing of information to enhance visitors understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times and for promoting the bespoke product ranges and how they link to the site of Shakespeare’s New Place.
To be successful in this role you should have retail or ticketing sales experience, be used to operating a computerised retail or ticketing system and handling cash. You should have excellent customer service skills and be able to up sell products and ticket options. You must be able to work weekdays and weekends.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 4th March 2018, and interviews will take place on Wednesday 14th March 2018.
Senior Catering Assistant – Hall’s Croft – Part-time, fixed term contract (REF 100)
The Trust is currently looking for an experienced Senior Catering Assistant to join the team at Hall’s Croft on a part-time basis for the summer season.
Working an average of 30 hours per week you will work closely with the Cafe Manager and Cafe Supervisor to ensure that visitors receive a high quality service from an efficient, profitable and enjoyable cafe.
To be successful in this role you will have experience of working in a busy cafe or restaurant, you will be able to train staff, and motivate others to ensure customers are satisfied. You will have excellent customer service skills and be able to handle any situations that may arise in a calm and professional manner.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th February 2018.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and building a diverse and representative workforce. We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and members of the black and minority ethnic communities.
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