£8.75 per hour for 30 hours per week.  This is a fixed-term contract of 12 months.

St. George’s Crypt is Christian Charity in the city of Leeds providing shelter and support and working with the homeless, the vulnerable and those suffering from addiction. Our aim is to provide a safe environment with physical, emotional and religious support for those who suffered abuse, suffer from addition or who are homeless.

About Our Employees:

Under the statutory provisions of Statutory instrument 1660 November 2003, commitment to the Christian faith is essential in order to pursue the twin objectives of promoting Christian evangelism and relieving hardship among disadvantaged people. This will usually be evidenced by current involvement in the life of a Christian community. As an expression of their Christian faith and commitment, it is hoped that all our employees are willing to be involved in the activities of the churches and organizations that support the work. This does not mean that the Charity expects unpaid work, but rather a flexible attitude towards the times and hours worked.

Job Purpose:

To provide a balanced menu covering all food service times of St. George’s Crypt within food preparation legislation and guidelines.

Key Responsibilities and Main Tasks:

  • Catering Responsibilities
    • Work with volunteers and client volunteers preparing and serving food.
    • Ensure that the restaurant is clean and tidy both before and after service.
    • Responsible for placing food orders (when necessary) and the safe keeping of the stores.
    • To cover the management of the café on days off.
    • To display a positive, friendly and professional service to customers and public.
    • To ensure food is stored in accordance with food hygiene regulations.
    • To train, assist and mentor volunteers and staff.
    • To be customer focused.
    • To ensure that food needed for the following days service is available.
    • To cash up and record takings at the end of the day.
    • To serve customers at tables.

 Administrative duties

    • Document and file all relevant temperature probe results/cleaning schedules and orders.
  • Personal Development
    • Attend all appropriate training courses identified by the Line Manager through supervision.
  • Relationship Building and Communication
    • Liaise with other agencies and organisations to distribute surplus food items.
    • Liaise with the Accommodations Manager regarding sorting and storage of harvest.
    • Liaise closely with the Volunteer Coordinator & Offender Supervisor and the Training and Engagement Manager regarding client volunteers and volunteers working in the kitchen and to highlight those areas needing client volunteer and volunteer input.
  • Catering Events
    • Any catering event necessary for fundraising outside of normal working hours will be paid. However, any catering for non-fundraising events outside of normal working hours will be taken as time off in lieu.
  • Carry out work in line with the Charity’s ethos
    • Understand the importance of participating in the prayer life of the charity.
    • Contribute to and provide opportunities for Christian nurture teaching and worship in response to the particular needs of service users.
    • Apply an attitude towards forgiveness and justice informed by biblical and Christian theological principles in dealing with all staff, volunteers, and clients.
    • Recognise the holistic needs of all service users and in accordance with the Trust Deed and affirm the spiritual needs of clients in their situations and either respond directly or refer as appropriate.

The tasks and responsibilities listed above are not exhaustive and may be amended according to the needs of the Charity. The Peripatetic Catering Assistant is expected to work flexibly in responding to external and internal initiatives to support the needs of the Charity.

 Closing date for applications is 08/08/18, and interviews are scheduled to take place on 15/08/18.

Years Operating
Beds Made Since 1930
Meals Made Since 1930
Clothing Donations Since 1930


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st george's crypt leeds

Great George Street
Leeds, LS1 3BR

0113 245 9061