Kitchen Assistant – Full Time

Pay £8.36 per hour
Location Wellington Street, Ipswich, IP1 2NU
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Deadline 9th December
Interviews TBC


Job role


As a Kitchen Assistant with the YMCA Trinity Group you will assist the kitchen staff in all aspects of kitchen duties, work well in our small but busy team and be able to work flexible hours when required. In return we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday a year and the potential for internal progression.


You should have the following qualities:


Desirable –


  • Proven experience of prep cook
  • Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen
  • A team player with good communication skills
  • Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure


Essential –


  • A positive manner and possess the ability to work as an excellent member of the kitchen team
  • An excellent timekeeper and able to work flexible hours if required
  • Always maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • Have knowledge of Health and Safety, Environmental Health and Food Hygiene in the workplace
  • NVQ Level 2 qualification in Catering


Days and hours


We are offering the successful applicant 37.5 hours a week to be worked across the week and weekends, we would love to hear from you if you would like to know more.


Salary and benefits


The salary for this role is £8.36 per hour and as an employee of the YMCA Trinity Group you can also benefit from:


  • Induction Programme and additional ‘on the job’ Training Opportunities
  • 5 Weeks holiday plus public holidays
  • Free use of the Wellington Street Gym in Ipswich
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension
  • DBS Cost Paid
  • Induction Programme and on the job Training Opportunities
  • Regular Supervisions
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme


Contact us


Please call our friendly Catering Manager, Lorraine, on 01473 372489 for an informal chat or email


Closing date


This vacancy closes on 9 December 2019 (however these dates are to be used as a guide only, if we find the right candidate this vacancy may close earlier. Previous applicants need not apply).


Apply now


For more information please see the Job Description (140KB, PDF)

To apply, please see our Application Guidance (116KB, Word), complete an Application Form (113KB, Word) and an Equality and Diversity Form (109KB, Word).

Please forward to or by post to:

YMCA Trinity Group
Rightwell East
PE3 8DX.


YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment