South West Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride, Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week on a flexible shift pattern

Salary: £10.25 per annum

Location: Musgrove Park Hospital

Want to work for a company where Togetherness, Nurture, Pride and Planet are at the heart of everything they do? Then look no further, Somerset Larder produces fresh food and meals to go using locally sourced ingredients from all over the west country. Our philosophy is to nourish the community with amazing produce, to employ local people and to train apprentices for future careers in the catering and hospitality sector.

At Somerset Larder, our Values have been set by our staff. Our Values exist for the good of our working lives and company performance. Our Values are:

• Togetherness – “Be a tractor not a trailer.”

• Nurture – “You grow, I grow, we grow.”

• Pride – “We can and we will”

• Planet – “We’re part of a bigger picture”

South West Larder offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Flexible shift options
  • Ongoing Learning, Development & Training
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension Scheme (5% matched)
  • Free Meal on Shift

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Undertake Barista services of hot beverage and related café products, ensuring the consistent delivery of product and service quality, in line with customer requirements and to the agreed quality standards
  • Assist, as required, the day-to-day stock requisitioning & control for Barista goods 
  • Assist with, as agreed and as far as reasonably practicable, the safe keeping and maintenance of the coffee and hot beverage equipment and machinery to the required standards of hygiene and safety
  • Carry out the service of food for customers to the agreed standards of technical service and hospitality including continual clearance of used items and food/debris, aiming to maintain the agreed standards of professional presentation and hygiene at all times  
  • Assist with the cleaning of crockery, cutlery and glassware, using dishwasher/glass washer as required, observing safety procedures as agreed via training and instruction
  • Undertake the safe keeping and maintenance of food storage and preparation equipment to the required standards of hygiene and safety as agreed
  • Observe and follow, as trained upon and instructed, policies and procedure, and specifically those related to Health & Safety and Food Hygiene, which are critical to the operation
  • Work and liaise effectively and supportively with all colleagues in the interests of contributing to a professional work environment
  • Ensure that all personal actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of South West Larder Ltd, undertaking all tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner – promoting environmental sustainability where opportunity presents

Our Ideal candidate will have the following characteristics in line with our values


  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • Be supportive of colleagues


  • Keen to learn on the job
  • Hold Food Safety Level 2 (or be able to achieve on appointment)


  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Able to work independently
  • Have a can-do approach
  • A positive attitude towards busy hospitality services


  • Hygienic approach and manner
  • Committed to zero harm and sustainable practices

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail or visit our head office for a chat, please give us a call on 01278 555340.

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