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Retail Assistant - Food Services

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you a friendly, approachable and sociable character? Would you like the security of working for one of the world’s largest employers? Do you want the comfort of not having to work split shifts, late nights and every weekend? Are you passionate about excellent customer service?  If you answered yes to all of these then you could be exactly who we are looking for.

A great opportunity to join the hospitality and catering team at Merville Barracks where you can contribute to providing our service personnel with the high quality facilities and services they deserve.

We have been working with the Ministry of Defence since 1986 and provide a wide range of services to support British servicemen and women serving in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Our catering, retail and leisure facilities have been developed to combine high street style restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and leisure services

Role Responsibility

As a Food Service Assistant, you will be customer facing and representing Sodexo on a daily basis. You will be expected to communicate with our customers in a professional and approachable manner helping to create a home away from home for our soldiers.

Your role will required you to use EPOS tills as well as complete minor food cooking and preparation tasks and serve behind hotplates. You will also be required to complete various cleaning tasks in line with cleaning schedules.

The Ideal Candidate

Excellent verbal communication skills.

Able to work on own initiative within a team environment.

Excellent personal presentation.

Outstanding customer service skills

Must be available to work shifts between 06:30 & 22:00 Monday - Sunday

Package Description

Access to a very popular and generous employee discount scheme.

Holiday entitlement of 28 days per year which increases with length of service.

Full uniform provided including safety shoes.

Company sick pay entitlement of 5 full days per year after 6 months employment which increases with length of service.

Quality of life - No late night or split shifts plus most weekends off (rota system in place).

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business


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