F&B Assistant

Contract Type: Casual, Fixed Term

Hours: An average of 10-12 hours per week during term time (hours cannot be guaranteed)

Rate of Pay: Refer to advert

Closing Date: 24 January 2022

F&B Assistant

What’s the role?

Working in either one or more areas of our operation as an F&B Assistant, you will be required to provide a high standard of service to customers, serve food and/or drinks, be accurate in handing monetary transactions and maintain a safe clean working environment.  Experience of working in a hospitality environment would be beneficial but not essential.

The Bread Oven

The Bread Oven provides delicious, bespoke fresh baguettes, filled to the customer's choice every weekday lunchtime and has always been a fast-moving favourite on campus.


Our quirky tea rooms offer something for everyone - tray bakes, loaf cakes and a huge selection of ethically-sourced teas and coffees. Customers love our vegan and gluten free cakes and wickedly indulgent hot chocolates.

Dirty Duck

A modern twist on the traditional, serving real value-for-money food and a variety of locally sourced products, real ales, wines, premium beers and spirits.  The key message is real ale-real food -real people- real welcome with a focus on great customer care.

Salary:             £8.72 per hour (under 23 years of age) or £8.91 per hour (aged 23 and over)

Duration:        Casual, until 2nd July 2022 and subject to a 10-week probationary period.

Hours:            You will be expected to work an average of 2 shifts a week (an average of 10-12 hours a week) throughout term time; although we cannot guarantee these hours.  Working hours will vary and will include evening and weekend work.

Location:       Warwick Students’ Union, Coventry. Occasional off site working is required

Who are you?

We are looking for someone with excellent customer service skills and previous customer facing experience to join our team. You will be hard working, reliable, and have a passion for high quality customer service just like the rest of our team!

Why apply?

Because you are excited by the thought of being part of the Commercial team within your Students Union.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status. We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments and are actively looking for people who share our values.

Closing date: 9am on 24th January 2022.  This vacancy and advert will be closed earlier if sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Interview Date: Assessment Centre’s will be held on Thursday 27th January 2022.  You will be notified if you are shortlisted for Assessment Centre and must be available on this date.

Any queries please contact jobs@warwicksu.com.com




RESPONSIBLE TO:                  Team Leaders, Outlet Manager and Management Team, and through them, Commercial Operations Manager, Commercial Operations, Chief Executive, Board of Trustees      

RESPONSIBLE FOR:                None  

MAIN PURPOSE FOR JOB:     To help with the preparation and service of food and drink ensuring high standards of food hygiene and customer care          


  • To serve customers in a friendly and helpful manner, according to organisational policy on customer care and outlet service standards
  • To prepare and serve food and beverages for sale
  • To keep displays of beverages well stocked, tidy and clean
  • To support the Licensee in the upholding of the Justices on Licence and the Public Entertainments Licence
  • To operate tills, give change according to procedure. To follow all financial regulations as instructed
  • To keep preparation areas and seating areas clean and tidy and free from rubbish
  • To operate all machinery and equipment in a correct and safe manner. To use equipment for its designed purpose and according to organisational policy on Health and Safety, to follow manual handling procedures, to use equipment for its designed purpose and according to organisational policy on Health and Safety and to use appropriate protective clothing or equipment
  • To abide by current legislation and organisational policy concerning food hygiene, health, safety and fire.
  • To assist operations in all SU run Commercial areas where required
  • The above to be carried out with regard to organisations policy on Equal opportunities and continuous improvement
  • Anything other, in line with the job description that may from time to time, be reasonably required by the organisation
  • To commit to reducing the Students’ union environmental impact and promote environmental and ethical good practice


  • To follow hygiene regulations and systems at all times.
  • To work within expected COVID hygiene and operational regulations at all times.
  • To comply with trading standards legislation at all times
  • To promote good customer care at all times.
  • Smile at and greet each customer, be polite and courteous at all times. Thank the customer and give undivided attention to each customer.
  • To implement Customer Care standards
  • To be knowledgeable about products available and give guidance where appropriate
  • To make appropriate referrals
  • To monitor portion control with every customer.
  • Ensure the displays are inviting to the customer and that stocks are adequate to meet customers’ needs at all times.
  • To keep customer areas and storage clean.
  • To implement correct stock rotation procedures
  • To ensure that their role is clearly understood, particularly their liability and responsibility
  • Ensure correct change is given, all transactions are accurately recorded and procedures are followed at all times
  • To complete required due diligence documentation
  • Record wastage correctly
  • Ensure that organisational policy on Health and Safety is followed
  • To use equipment for its designed purpose and according to organisational policy on Health and Safety
  • To follow manual handling procedures
  • Use appropriate protective clothing or equipment
  • Maintain personal hygiene standards and standards of appearance at work
  • To adhere to cleaning schedules, complete due diligence records and implement hazard control procedures.
  • To have a basic knowledge of the product range of all outlets and to know the opening times of all outlets
  • To be carried out in line with the Students’ Union Environmental policy.




  • Experience of bar work
  • Experience of food and beverage environment
  • Demonstrates high standards of customer care
  • Experience of a customer facing environment
  • Experience of cash handling
  • Reliable
  • Calm under pressure
  • Understanding of health, safety and hygiene requirements
  • Numerate
  • Commitment to equal opportunities


Basic hygiene certificate       

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