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WE ARE HIRING

If you live in Winchester and enjoy your food and drink, chances are you’ve already been to Cabinet Rooms. We’re an award-winning, independent café-bar based opposite the theatre and are best known for our cosy, welcoming atmosphere and our classic cocktails.

As the world is starting to return to normal, we are finding that we're getting much busier so it's time to increase the size of the team. We are looking for four new team members to join us as soon as possible:

- Supervisor (Part-Time, Evenings)

- Kitchen Assistant and Barista (Part-Time, Daytime, Kicktstarter Programme)

- General Assistant (Part-Time, Evenings)

 

Read on for more details including how to apply.

  

SUPERVISOR

We are looking for an experienced hospitality professional who shares our passion for great food and drink and delivering excellent customer service. Our ideal candidate will love the drinks trade and be excited about making craft cocktails! They'll be well-organised too, as they'll be involved in ordering and food prep.

We need someone who is reliable and dependable and is confident working on their own as well as being able to supervise shifts.

Applications welcome from people who can work during evenings and weekends, year-round. We are looking for candidates with proven experience in a supervisory or senior role in a busy bar environment.

Key tasks include:

  • opening up and closing the café
  • serving customers
  • monitoring stock levels and placing orders
  • food and drink preparation
  • training and development of the team
  • responding to customer enquiries
  • food hygiene and cleaning

We can offer:

  • flexible hours
  • contributory pension scheme
  • staff discounts
  • training opportunities

There'll be times when you're working on your own so you'll need to be resourceful, confident and have a warm and friendly manner when dealing with our guests.

    TO APPLY

    To be considered for this role please email your CV to work@cabinetrooms.com with a cover note answering these three questions:

    1. Why do you want to work for Cabinet Rooms in particular?
    2. What makes a great team?
    3. What's your favourite cocktail to make and why?

      GENERAL ASSISTANT (EVENINGS)

      As a General Assistant, you'll be responsible for keeping on top of the glassware and making sure that the bar is fully stocked throughout service. It's a challenge to keep the place clean and in order on a busy night so you'll need to be able to work quickly and thoroughly, taking care not to break anything.

      There'll be some simple food prep involved too so you'll need to have an appreciation for good service and an eye for detail. We'll provide you with training and once you've mastered the basics of the role, there's opportunity to help out with preparing and serving drinks, which could even progress to cocktail bartending training.

      If you already have hospitality experience you probably know that teamwork is of the utmost importance and you'll be ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in with general tasks to help your colleagues as well as closing the kitchen and bar down at the end of the night.

      Due to the nature of this role, we are only shortlisting candidates over the age of 18.

      Key Tasks

      • Cleaning glassware, bar equipment and crockery throughout the service
      • Emptying bins and restocking shelves during service
      • Preparing bar snacks, cheeseboards and other simple dishes
      • Serving customers with a smile
      • General weekly cleaning tasks on our Checklist
      • Maintaining food hygiene standards
      • Reducing waste and costs to the business
      • Working at festivals and off-site events as required

      PAY & BENEFITS

      • £7.50-£9.00/hour
      • Approx. 11 hours/week including Sunday evenings
      • Pension scheme
      • Staff discounts on food and drink
      • Concessions on festival tickets for friends and family
      • Staff meal for shifts longer than 6 hours
      • Training opportunities

      HOW TO APPLY

      To apply for this role, please send us a copy of your CV as well as your answers to the two questions when prompted to do so.

      • What do you think makes excellent customer service?
      • Tell us why you want to work at Cabinet Rooms in particular.

      KITCHEN ASSISTANT & BARISTA (KICKSTART)

      If you're 18-24 and currently claiming Universal Credit, you could apply to be our next Kitchen Assistant and Barista. You'll work with our Café Supervisor and Assistant Manager to ensure our guests enjoy consistently great food and coffees when they visit.

      We're looking for someone with personality and a desire to develop their skills. Ideally you'll love coffee and enjoy cooking and/or baking. Fully training will be given though, as part of the Kickstart programme, and you will have the opportunity to gain professional training in food hygiene and barista skills.

      This vacancy is only open to people aged 18-24 on Universal Credit.

      Key Tasks

      • Cleaning glassware, bar equipment and crockery throughout the service
      • Emptying bins and restocking shelves during service
      • Preparing simple dishes and making coffees and other hot drinks
      • Serving customers with a smile
      • General weekly cleaning tasks on our Checklist
      • Maintaining food hygiene standards

      PAY & BENEFITS

      • Minimum wage
      • 25 hours/week
      • Pension scheme
      • Staff discounts on food and drink
      • Concessions on festival tickets for friends and family
      • Staff meal for shifts longer than 6 hours

      HOW TO APPLY

      To apply for this role, please contact your case worker at the Job Centre and ask to be referred for the position. You will then need to apply via email to work@cabinetrooms.com.

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      Please bear with us while we find our feet upon reopening. Our new website is still under construction but if you can not find what you are looking for please drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help.

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