Tearoom Catering Assistant

Pickering Railway Station

Seasonal - Shifts starting from 8am to 4.30pm 

Salary: We are a Real Living Wage Employer - £12.00 per hour if aged over 18.

Would you like to join our friendly Tearoom Team, offering a first-class visitor experience to our customers, whilst working at one of Britain’s most popular Heritage Railways?

We are currently recruiting tearoom catering assistant for our Pickering Station Tearoom, reporting to the tearoom supervisor. We are looking for candidates with experience in food preparation and service, and thrives in a busy environment. Experience preferred but not essential.

You will;

  • Assist in all aspects of food preparation and service to visitors and working members of the NYMR in a friendly, professional & profitable manner.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the premises, to clean and wipe tables & keep the tearoom clean and well stocked.
  • Follow all health & safety procedures, ensuring good food hygiene practices are adhered to at all times, ensuring the tearoom retains its level 5 food standard rating.

Person Specification criteria;


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience in a customer facing role.
  • Current Food Hygiene Certificate level 2 or above.
  • To be friendly, hardworking and trustworthy.
  • The ability to work alone and as part of a team with excellent self-motivation.
  • Due to the busy nature of the tearoom the candidate must be able to work under pressure in this physically demanding role.
  • Flexible approach to work & hours - weekends and Bank Holidays are standard working days.
  • Must be available to work over school holidays and NYMR special events- steam gala’s, war weekend, Santa specials etc.


  • Experience in a professional catering/kitchen operation.
  • Recognized practical catering qualification.
  • A sound knowledge of food preparation and service.
  • Cash handling & cashing up experience, although full training will be given.


  • 22 days annual leave per year – pro rata for part-time/part-year
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family
  • Free standard travel on NYMR
  • Discounts in NYMR shops and tearooms
  • Free Car Parking at NYMR car parks whilst you are on duty

Seasonal Hours of work;

  • 2-3 shifts per week, between 8 – 16 hours to include some weekends.

If you would like any further information please e-mail Kathryn Watson, Catering Manager, [email protected]

Closing date: 30th June 2024

TO APPLY: Please read the Job Profile before completing the application form and then send it to [email protected] before the advertised closing date.