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Kitchen Assistant – Nelson, Tasman

The kitchen/rations assistant  supports the kitchen / rations/ food elements of our expedition courses and assists with other operations tasks.

What does a Kitchen/Rations Assistant do? This role is at our New Zealand campus and will be involved in the following activities:

  • Assist and support the Rations/Kitchen Manager with meal preparation, grocery shops, and work in the rations room with spice kit assembly and stock management.
  • Help manage laundry associated with courses.
  • Assist the Operations Manager with other course support and related tasks as needed.
  • Participate constructively in staff performance evaluations.
  • Actively contribute to a positive and healthy community living environment while striving to maintain balance between work and life. Must role model excellent teamwork by collaborating with staff members.
  • Please note this list is not inclusive of all duties and responsibilities, but rather covers the more frequent tasks of the role.

What makes a great Kitchen/Rations Assistant?

We are looking for people who share our values and are keen to learn and develop their expertise. We are looking for candidates with the skills listed below. We expect to provide training and development support in some of the areas.

  • Applicants need to hold the legal right to work in New Zealand (or eligibility for a working holiday visa) to be considered for this position.
  • A positive attitude and calm demeanour.
  • Organised, hardworking, attentive to detail, and able to work independently.
  • Must be able to work flexible and, at times, irregular hours, including some weekends and public holidays.
  • Class 1 driver’s licence with excellent driving record required. Must undertake and meet our own driver training requirements.
  • Able to perform periodic heavy lifting of up to 20kg
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