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Please see below for details of any current vacancies at Whistlestop Valley.

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CATERING SUPERVISOR (PERMANENT, 40HR/WK)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, thorough and hardworking person to join our small team of staff as Catering Supervisor. 

This is an exciting opportunity to help our Events & Hospitality Manager oversee, maintain and grow our existing catering offer. The catering section of the business currently comprises of The Firebox pizza café at Clayton West, The Turntable dessert parlour (takeaway) at Shelley and The Signal Box pop-up hot food kiosk at Shelley.

 

The successful applicant will be passionate about food, with first-class customer service skills and the ability to maintain the highest food safety and hygiene standards to enable us to comply with current legislation.  Our Catering Supervisor will have the ability to oversee, motivate and supervise our front-of-house and back-of-house catering team, ensuring that the areas are staffed efficiently and everyone is performing fully in their roles whilst delivering a first-rate customer experience.

 

Previous experience of working in a fast-paced café/restaurant/hospitality setting is essential, along with previous experience in a supervisory role.

A full job description including shift pattern can be found here.  Please note applicants MUST be over the age of 18, have their own car & full UK driving license and previous experience in a similar role.  No time wasters please!

If you are interested in the role, please send a CV and covering letter to info@whistlestopvalley.co.uk.  

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VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANTS (WEEKENDS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

We're on the lookout for confident, outgoing, engaging, friendly, enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking people to join our Steam Team (aka Visitor Services Team).

The Steam Team are the friendly face of Whistlestop Valley, with the most important job of all: making sure EVERYONE has the BEST DAY OUT.

The Steam Team offers floating cover in the following areas:

- Ticket Office

- Gift Shop

- Events (think Christmas Grottos and Easter Bunnies!)

- Miniature train operator

- Jumping pillow supervisor

- Activity space supervisor

You'll need to be super eager to work in ALL the above areas (full training will be provided) and you'll need to demonstrate EXCEPTIONAL customer service.  If you aren't confident and willing to smile and say hello to EVERY visitor you meet, then this job isn't for you!

Due to the nature of the role, only candidates over the age of 16 will be considered.

The roles are offered on a zero hours basis and are to provide cover (up to 40hr/wk) during weekends throughout the year and local school holidays as business needs dictate. if this is not convenient for you, please do not apply.  Unfortunately, we do not offer summer-only work.

If you are interested in the role, please send a CV and covering letter to info@whistlestopvalley.co.uk.  Make yourself stand out by telling us why you want to work at Whistlestop Valley and what you can bring to the Steam Team!

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CATERING ASSISTANTS (WEEKENDS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

The Firebox eatery and The Turntable dessert parlour are on the look out for new catering team members.

Catering team members will be expected to work in the following areas:

- Front of house: taking orders and payments using an EPOS system

- Clearing tables and cleaning duties

- Preparing hot and cold food

- Pot washing

- Barista duties

- Serving ice cream and desserts in the dessert parlour

- Stock replenishment

 

You'll need to be super eager to work in ALL the above areas and you'll need to demonstrate EXCEPTIONAL customer service.  If you aren't confident and willing to smile and say hello to EVERY visitor you meet, then this job isn't for you!

Although training will be provided, experience of working in a similar role is preferred.

Due to the nature of the role, only candidates over the age of 16 will be considered.

The roles are offered on a zero hours basis and are to provide cover (up to 40hr/wk) during weekends throughout the year and local school holidays as business needs dictate. if this is not convenient for you, please do not apply.  Unfortunately, we do not offer summer-only work.

If you are interested in this role, please send a CV and covering letter to info@whistlestopvalley.co.uk.  Make yourself stand out by telling us why you want to work at Whistlestop Valley and what you can bring to our hardworking catering team!