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General Assistant (Retail)

Job Category:  Hospitality and Catering
Contract Partner Company:  Somerset Larder
Employing Company:  South West Larder Limited

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Please find an opportunity for a General Assistant (Retail) to work for Somerset Larder on the Hinkley Point C Project.


These roles are full time positions working 39 hours per week.

Salary - £9.06 per hour

Key Tasks & Responsibilities


  • To assist Unit and Retail Manager in all aspects of retail service, food service and other tasks asked within the catering service & functions within Somerset Larder
  • To assist in the delivery of Lottery service within Retail Shops
  • To serve food & drinks including taking payments.
  • To clean all equipment, counters, shelves and Retail areas as required.
  • Support, operate and provide service in areas including but not limited to: Serveries, Retail, Hospitality, Functions, Coffee Shops.
  • To ensure all food is handled in accordance with the standards specified in the Food Safety & Quality Management System
  • To carry out and record any checks specified by the Site Manager, Catering Manager, Front of House Manager.
  • To deliver and maintain excellent stock controls with the Retail and Catering service at Somerset Larder
  • To ensure all waste is removed promptly and placed in the correct waste containers in accordance with site waste management plan.
  • To carry out tasks in the most efficient manner, taking into account any production or allergen constraints, to meet customer orders.
  • To participate as a HACCP Team member if required
  • To ensure all work is carried out in accordance to the relevant H&S legislation and Codes of Practice.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training that may include off-site and occasionally overnight travel.
  • To ensure all raw materials and packaging materials are stored in the correct areas of the site.
  • To ensure all production and quality records are completed accurately and on time.
  • To ensure all traceability requirements are fully complied with.
  • Where relevant, carry out activities required by the accredited FSQMS.
  • To receive deliveries and check supplier invoices in accordance with the company systems/procedures.
  • To assist where necessary in collating traceability information.
  • Carry out projects or other tasks as requested by the Unit and Retail Manager.
  • Embrace and actively participate in the Zero Harm culture.


Qualifications & Experience:




  • Good general education and numeracy skills.
  • Ability to use and understand Cash, Cash Handling, EPOS and Cashless systems.




  • Previous Large Catering & Retail experience.
  • Previous responsibility for stock and cash management control
  • Level 2 Food Safety Qualification
  • Level 2 H & S Qualification
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good inter personal skills including clear concise communication.
  • Customer Care and Customer Service experience, preferably in a Catering & Retail environment - candidate must have the ability to communicate positively and confidently about Somerset Larder and HPC Contract to our consumers and clients.
  • Able to work under pressure, against timeline and sometimes changing information.
  • Problem solving skills, ability to see the 'end game' and work around particular hurdles placed at short notice.
  • Gain insight in to the NNB particular way of working, with understanding for the need of enhanced security and vetting procedures.
  • Ordered, organised and able to work well within the different environments of each of the service and supply elements of the HPC Contract.
  • A sense of humour and a positive attitude, as at times work streams rapidly change and can be testing in terms of challenging understanding.


Full, UK driving licence and have at least 12 months driving experience and no more than 6 points.



For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.