Vacancy: Catering Coordinator

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We are looking to recruit a Catering Coordinator to develop and enhance our team.

As an organisation that is primarily for and about young people, these roles provide a unique opportunity to make a difference to young people lives – showing how much we value them and supporting their aspirations for the future.

Overall aim of the position

‘The Core Café’, as its name suggests, is at the heart of the Youth Zone, and a gathering place for our members. A key commitment of CYZ is to have a warm, nutritious, affordable meal available to all our members as part of our Universal Youth Club offer.

This position will co-ordinate, manage, develop and deliver a high-quality café and overall food offer. This will include building relationships with partners in surplus food distribution and suppliers to ensure we can ensure the best quality food for the best affordable price for our young people. It will also see us progress our contribution to the Cumberland Strategic Food Framework.

The position will manage and oversee on budgets, stock orders and ensuring that catering supplies meet the requirements of the service, and that there is an effective system of stock rotation.

You will lead in ensuring that all areas of the café and the kitchen are kept to excellent food hygiene standards. You will also provide a front-of-house service, welcoming all members and visitors to the café and ensuring a warm and friendly environment is maintained whilst preparing and serving hot meals and snacks.


Up to 16 hours per week with additional hours available during the school holidays and at cover periods. We are happy to discuss different hours for the right candidate. The hours include evening work as well as well as bi-weekly Saturday daytime.

Pay and Benefits

Salary: £12.83 per hour (equivalent to £25,019 FTE)

We are proud to be meeting the Real Living Wage Foundation threshold for pay right across all roles in the organisation. This is a minimum rate voluntarily paid by employers like us who believe everyone needs and deserves a rate of pay that meets their everyday needs. The specific rate of pay for each role in the organisation can be found on the job description. We also have a range of other benefits including:

  • 25 days holiday a year (pro rata) plus bank holidays (where applicable)
  • Eligible to join the CYZ NEST Pension Scheme (with 6% employer contribution where applicable)
  • Professional development and learning which includes informal opportunities to grow and develop, as well as access to more structured training opportunities via the OnSide Talent Academy
  • Employee support including Medicash Assistance Programme
  • Access to CYZ gym and fitness facilities (when not in use by young people)
  • Discounted holiday club spaces for children and close family members
  • Branded workwear
  • Access to free parking and tea/coffee supplies

Find Out More

Recruitment Pack – CYZ Recruitment Pack – March 2024 – PDF

Job Description – CYZ Job Description – Catering Coordinator PDF

Application Form – Download – PDF  |  Download –  DOCX

The closing date for this position is Thursday 11th April