Food Service Assistant

27 Nov 2018
21 Dec 2018
Candidate Services
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Food Service Assistant 

Blakemore Retail is the convenience retail division of the A.F. Blakemore Group based in the West Midlands. Founded by Arthur and Harriet Blakemore in 1917, A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd began life as a one-man counter service grocery store in Wolverhampton. Over the past century, under the stewardship of Arthur’s son, Frank and grandson, Peter, the A.F. Blakemore Group has grown into one of the largest privately-owned companies in the UK and now employs more than 8,200 people with a turnover of £1.3 billion. 

With more than 5,100 employees and over 300 SPAR stores located across England and Wales, Blakemore Retail is one of the UK’s leading convenience store operators. 

Putting people first is the philosophy that has resulted in Blakemore Retail becoming the dynamic, forward-thinking success story that it is today, and it is this belief that will continue to drive the company’s growth forward in the next century. 

Position: SPAR Sandwich Artist 
Location: Bentley, Wolverhampton, WV13 2RN 
Job Type: Full or Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: Various to meet needs of business, incl.mornings, days, evenings and weekends. 
Salary: £Competitive 
Benefits: Staff Discount, Staff Lottery, Company Pension Scheme, Savings Scheme, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Staff Social Fund, Life Cover, Health Cash Plan, Employee Volunteering opportunities. 

Closing date: December 21, 2018 

About the role: 

As the Food Service Assistant you will assist in maximising sales and profit by carrying out allocated tasks in order to contribute to the continuous improvement of the store and staff and provision of friendly, efficient service to customers, colleagues and visitors. 


- Deliver customer service in line with Service standards 
- Contribute ideas for driving the business and it’s team forward 
- Use relevant processes and policies to ensure the security of people, stock and cash 
- Ensure adherence to Subway compliance standards, with particular focus on those standards relating to food safety 
- Report all customer complaints to manager on duty 
- Comply with relevant legislation and health and food safety responsibilities as defined in the induction period and training 

About you: 

- Basic education (numeracy and literacy). 
- NVQ Level 2-3 in Retail Skills, Customer Care or similar is preferred 
- NCPLH (National Certificate for Personal License Holder) is desirable 
- Previous experience in a similar role and / or industry is preferred 
- Some understanding of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment and the skills to assist with those responsibilities 
- Experience of using a Challenge 25 policy desirable 
- Previous cash handling experience is preferred 
- Flexible approach to working evenings and weekends 

You may have experience of the following: Food Service Assistant, Customer Service Assistant, Supervisor, Food Retail, Team Leader, Restaurant, Sales Assistant, Sandwich Artist, People Management, Food Production, Shift Supervisor, Retail Food Assistant, Waiter, Waitress, Kitchen Assistant, Hotel, Hospitality etc.

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