We are recruiting

We are recruiting!

Pavilion Gardens is looking for new members for our catering team. 

As a catering assistant you will work across our hopsitality areas providing outstanding service to our customers and your colleagues. 

Our ideal candidates will have loads of energy and drive to deliver outstanding customer service, a real team player and a good understanding of Pavilion Gardens.  Experience of catering is clearly a positive but it's your attitude that we are really interested in.   

Please read on for more information but if you are interested please send your CV and a brief covering letter on why you’d be right for us to pavilion.gardens@parkwood-leisure.co.uk  


        Casual Catering Assistants - Job Description 

Pavilion Gardens is an events and hospitality venue set in 23 acres of gardens with historical buildings. We host over 100 events each year which range from markets, fairs, weddings, dinners, auctions, party nights and stage shows. With more than six different outlets providing food and beverage service.

No one day is ever the same and we are now  looking for team members to join us, our aim is to help our customers create special memories when visiting Pavilion Gardens. Our team is hard working, fun and focused, which creates a great team spirit to be a part of.  

If you want to join us and think you can add value to us and what we do, then we would love to hear from you.  

Organisational Structure 

The post holder will report directly to the Duty Manager. Catering Supervisors and the Food & Beverage Manager will provide further support.   


Job Description 

Primary Objectives for the Casual Catering Assistant Position will be: - 

▪ To assist the Duty/Line Manager to develop an exciting, innovative, quality catering operation in order to increase the usage and profitability within Pavilion Gardens. 

▪ To assist the Duty/ Line Manager to ensure the highest possible standards of Health & Safety and Customer Care. 


The Casual Catering Assistant will focus day to day on the following tasks: 

▪ To work on a shift rota system in order to carry out daily catering operations. 

▪ To be aware of all Health & Safety issues within Pavilion Gardens, to constantly implement and assess procedures, drawing attention to any useful practices. 

▪ To maintain the highest standards of food hygiene and cleanliness at all times. 

▪ To guide, care for and assist customers in their choice and use of the catering facilities.

 ▪ To work as part of a team to achieve the income and usage targets of the catering facilities. 

▪ To innovate ideas and initiate action to increase the usage of the catering facilities.

 ▪ To ensure excellent presentation of food and beverages to the customer at all times. 

▪ To ensure all stock management systems are followed at all times. 

▪ To attend appropriate training and development as required. 

▪ To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of Pavilion Gardens.


Candidate skills and specifications 


● GCSE qualifications or equivalent 

● Basic Food Hygiene Certificate 


Among the personal characteristics sought the applicant: 

● Experience of working in a retail/cafe/restaurant customer service environment. 

● Knowledge of basic health and safety and hygiene practices. 

● Excellent customer service skills 

● Ability to deal with customer complaints effectively 

● Ability to handle a pressurised and busy work environment 

● Presentable and personable 

● Good timekeeping 

● Calm and efficient under pressure 


The conditions 

Title - Casual Catering Assistant 

Reporting to - Duty/Line Manager 

Grade - Food and Beverage Grade 

Salary - Age related national minimum wage  

Pension - The Company provides the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) pension scheme. Eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into NEST 3 months after joining the Company. For further information please contact the HR department. 

Holidays - 20 days plus Statutory Holidays pro rata 

Notice period - 1 week notice



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Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday   09:30am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday   09:30am - 4:30pm
  • *See Opening Times for our full opening hours  

About Us

The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful historic venue dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Set within 23-acres of magnificent landscaped gardens and play areas the venue provides the perfect setting for fun and relaxing family days out, with great food and drink, shopping and over 100 events and festivals throughout the year.

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Pavilion Gardens St John's Road Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6BE