Debenhams

Restaurant Assistant (XMAS Temp) - Gravesend - 8 to 12 hrs

Recruiter
Location
Gravesend
Salary
£6.25 (under 21) - £7.20 per hour
Posted
22 Sep 2016
Closes
20 Oct 2016
Ref
012641
Job Type
Part Time, Temporary

Christmas is a busy and exciting time for Debenhams. In order to provide our customers with a relaxing and satisfying experience in our Café’s or Restaurants we need some extra help in the coming months. Our Restaurant Assistants are calm and positive under pressure and enthusiastic about working with food and drink products. This temporary role will offer you the chance to experience the exciting variation that comes with working in retail at our busiest time of year.

Our Restaurant Assistants use their product knowledge to promote our fantastic menu – whether that is breakfast or brunch, a coffee and a cake, a hearty lunch or afternoon tea. When preparing food, at the tills, hosting customers or clearing away, they strive to deliver the best possible service to their customers and colleagues at every opportunity.

A strong attention to detail through ensuring high standards of food presentation, cleanliness, and keeping our restaurants immaculate and inviting is vital. Equally, an ability to demonstrate initiative and a flexible and multi tasking approach are qualities which will help you thrive in this fast paced and fun environment. Being able to work closely with others and the ability to build rapport and naturally engage and interact with all sorts of people, are essential.

Please consider the above criteria carefully before starting your application, at Debenhams it’s important to us that we are the right choice for you, as well as you being the right choice for us. We believe it is the people we employ that make the difference to our customers’ shopping experience. Our people take pride in what we do, what we sell and the standards we expect. They are passionate about working with Debenhams and care about doing their very best for every customer.

Please note: this role will require the successful applicant to work during the weekend, with shifts covering Saturday and/or Sunday, as well as requiring flexibility throughout weekdays to work 1 or more evenings. Regular bank holiday working will also be required. To support the store during our Debenhams Spectacular / Sale events and throughout the busy Christmas period, you may be required to work extra hours in addition to your normal working patterns.

Please note; this role will include early morning working, with start times as early as 7.30am. Due to the Young Workers Directive implemented through the working time directive regulations (1998) we will require that you are aged 18 or over to be able to work shifts starting at 5am

For some of our stores our Christmas vacancies could take effect as early as September and run through until early January and will require you to be available within the local area for this period. Our staff will be required to work some of our most important trading dates which include 5 th /6 th , 12 th /13 th , 19 th /20 th Dec, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Although every care is taken to ensure the correct closing dates are advertised occasionally we will close this vacancy prior to the published expiry date if we receive a high volume of applications. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application early to avoid disappointment. In the case of this happening please continue to visit our careers website for details of all other live vacancies.