Despite challenging conditions, Somerset Larder is still growing and winning new business. We are looking for General Catering Assistants to join our team across the Hinkley Point Project on multiple locations which may include HPC, Hinkley Campus and Sedgemoor Campus

Flexible, part time (20 hours +) and including weekends on a variable shift pattern

£9.50 per hour plus enhancements

Due to the continued growth of our business we are looking for General Catering Assistants to join our team across the Hinkley Point Project.  This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals to join a growing business. The successful candidates will ideally have previous experience in a food and beverage environment and will be able to undertake a range of duties which include:


  1. To assist Chef’s and Front of House Manager in the preparation and cooking of food as and when required
  2. To serve meals, snacks and drinks including taking payments and upselling
  3. To engage with customers for new product ideas and dietary requirements
  4. To clean all equipment, crockery and cutlery as required.
  5. To support, operate and provide service in areas including but not limited to: Serveries, Retail, Hospitality, Events, Coffee Shops, bars and tables.
  6. To ensure all food and beverages are handled in accordance with the standards specified in the Food Safety & Quality Management System
  7. To carry out and record any checks specified by managers.
  8. To carry out tasks in the most efficient manner, taking into account any production or allergen constraints, to meet customer orders.
  9. To ensure all raw materials and packaging materials are stored in the correct areas.
  10. To ensure all production and quality records are completed accurately and on time.
  11. To ensure all traceability requirements are fully complied with.
  12. Where relevant, carry out activities required by the accredited FSQMS.
  13. To carry out projects or other tasks as requested by management.

Health, Safety, Environmental and Service

  1. To provide excellent service to customers
  2. To ensure all waste is removed promptly and placed in the correct waste containers in accordance with waste management plan.
  3. To participate as a HACCP Team member if required
  4. To ensure all work is carried out in accordance to the relevant H&S legislation and Codes of Practice.
  5. To embrace and actively participate in the Zero Harm culture.


  1. To participate in ongoing professional development and training that may include off-site and occasionally overnight travel.
  2. To participate in the appraisal scheme.
  3. To display the company values and encourage others to demonstrate the values.


Incorporating our Larder Values ‘Togetherness‘ ‘Nurture‘ ‘Pride‘ and ‘Planet

Desirable Qualifications

  • Food Safety level 2 (or able to achieve on appointment)
  • Health & Safety level 2 Qualification
  • General education qualifications

Desired Characteristics

  • Conscientious and supportive to colleagues
  • Clear verbal and written communicator
  • Flexible approach to working hours/days including working at the most busy times (currently from 4 pm to 11 pm) and weekends
  • Experienced through life or education
  • Helpful and supportive to others
  • Adaptable, flexible to changes and new practices
  • Customer service skill and experience
  • A can-do approach, able to work independently
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Able to work well in demanding situations and against time pressures
  • Hygienic approach and manner
  • Committed to zero harm and sustainable practices

Enhancing Qualities

  • Kind and respectful
  • Team working approach
  • Driving licence
  • Numerate
  • Experience of bar/catering operations
  • Experience of FSM/ HACCP
  • IT/digital abilities
  • Able to minimise wasteful practices

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter stating which position you are applying for to: 

Successful applicants will be required to provide a three year employment history and five year address history, and must be able to evidence their right to work in the UK so that security clearance can be obtained as these roles are associated with a nuclear regulated site. 

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