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Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

Come and join our growing team of hard working, enthusiastic and fun people to come and share your passion for food with us.

Working alongside our front-of-house team and work placement volunteers you will embrace diversity in our community and help us further on our journey to make Gosforth Civic Theatre a place for everyone.

With a focus on sourcing the best local ingredients and emphasising freshly prepared food this role is ideal for someone looking to further their kitchen experience and cooking knowledge.

You will report to our Chef and work alongside our Front of House team.

The Role

Gosforth Civic Theatre is growing and is now in need of a Kitchen Assistant to work alongside the chef and Front of House team, ensuring that the environment is kept clean, safe and organised. Ensuring the same produce is prepared to the agreed standard, cleaning your section down daily. You will be involved in basic food preparation for the café and events hospitality.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the cleaning of dishes, as well as maintaining high standards of cleanliness across all areas in the kitchen. The role will also include taking deliveries and rotating stock where necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning Kitchen areas, equipment, floors

  • Washing pots and pans

  • Washing crockery and cutlery

  • Receive and unpack deliveries

  • Maintain stock rotation

  • Empty rubbish and food bins

  • Assist with basic food preparation

  • Communicate clearly and effectively

  • Positive attitude and approach to work

  • Flexibility to assist in other kitchen areas as required

  • Ensure all equipment used is used in-line with training

  • Pride in maintaining standards

  • Ability to work in a team and take instruction.

  • Working collaboratively with people with learning disabilities

  • Work alongside Liberdade volunteers and people on work placements who may have learning disabilities

  • You must provide when asked the relevant information to assist us to obtain a DBS check for you.



·       Immaculate personal presentation.

  • High levels of personal hygiene.

  • Maintain a clean, comfortable and well-stocked treatment area.

  • Maintain equipment and products.

  • Ensure daily task sheets are completed to the required standards.


The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years industry experience


Hours: 0 - 40 hours per week (All hours including Evenings and Weekends required)

Holiday entitlement: 30 days per year plus bank holidays (calculated on a pro-rata basis).

Salary: In line with national minimum wage

Starting: Immediately

Reports to: Chef

Place of Work: Gosforth Civic Theatre, NE3 3HD

Job title: Kitchen Assistant

To apply: Email your CV and covering letter to by 30th March 2024.


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