Front Of House Staff
Posted: 13th Oct 2017 Closing: 12th Dec 2017
Jockey Club Catering
We are looking for casual waiting staff to work in the boxes at Sandown Park Racecourse during race days and exhibitions.
You are welcome to work as much or as little as you'd like, working is being offered in shifts. We have a wide variety of shifts available (mornings, evenings, afternoons, weekends). Shifts vary in length from 4 to 12 hours and you are welcome to choose which shifts you wish to be working.
*Meals on duty provided
*Further training opportunities (all paid)
If successful you would be offered to work at 3 racecourses:
*Sandown Park in Esher
*Kempton Park in Sunbury/Feltham
*Epsom Downs in Epsom
Work is offered in shifts that vary in length form 4 to 12 hours. You are welcome to work as much or as little as you wish. No set hours per week. If you are available you book in for a shift and if you are not available you do not book in.
We pay NMW. £7.05 per hour if you are under 25 and £7.5 per hour if you are over 25.
Best suited to:
Best suited to individuals wishing to earn some extra cash and have flexible working environment, where they can choose when they want to be working. Would be very well suited for someone with hospitality background, or love for hosting parties and looking after guests.
Family: 1 husband/dad and 1 daugther and 1 dog
How often do you work?
I normally do 2 or 3 shifts per week. There are over 100 race days across all racecourses and they are advertised the whole year in advance so makes it quite easy to arrange either my husband or my mother in law to look after the little one.
How does the job fit around your family life?
I normally work race days so there is acres of notice. I normally work evenings and weekends when my husband is off or whenever I can get my mother in law to look after our daughter.
How much time do you commit?
Normally around 15-30 hours per week
Where do you carry out your work?
I go to all three racecourses (Sandown, Kempton and Epsom) but just because I drive. You can also work at any one racecourse if you prefer.
Do you need a car?
Do you get support/training?
Yes, very friendly colleagues both in the office and during shifts. I don't feel sticking out as a sore thumb as at first I though everyone around will be so young. Turns out there quite a few more mature people I work with which makes it really nice. I also did barista training so sometimes pick up extra shifts during weekends when they have exhibitions on.
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Yes, without a doubt
Do you advertise?
Are there any downsides to the role?
Summer is quite busy with kids off school and racecourses so busy, but I make it work.