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Catering Worker, Million Pavilion

About us

Big Life is in the business of changing lives. We fight inequality by working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change. Whatever service we deliver to help people to change their lives, we do things the Big Life Way.

What you’ll be doing

You will support the day-to-day running of the Million Pavilion Café as part of the Kirkholt Million partnership. Working with volunteers, we want you to create a calm trauma-informed environment where people can get well-priced nutritious food, relax, and stay warm.

What we need from you
  • Strong catering abilities and the skills to prepare and serve well priced meals
  • Experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds along with the ability to offer support and signpost them to services that can help
  • A commitment to communities, the environment and reducing food waste
  • You will need an enhanced level DBS check for this role.
What we will offer you in return
  • £12 an hour Real Living Wage
  • 20 hours per week
  • 1-year fixed term contract, with the potential to extend
  • 25 days holiday pro rata, and 30 once you’ve been here five years
  • A relaxed culture where you are expected to plan your own day, take breaks when you need them and enjoy your work
  • Ongoing personal and professional development through regular supervision
  • A supportive, flexible approach to managing staff health and wellbeing, including a wide range of perks, schemes and support.
What next?

Excited by the idea of creating a warm, welcoming café for the Kirkholt community that’s a doorway to support with the day-to-day issues people face? Then click apply and complete the short application process.

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace and would especially like to hear from applicants from Black, Asian and other racially marginalised communities.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 11 December 2023. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place on 20th December 2023.

If you need more details, support or information in a different format, please email You’ll find more details about Kirkholt Million at

Big Life strives to be diverse and inclusive - a place where we can all be ourselves. We strongly encourage applicants from all parts of society. You can read on our careers site about the actions we are taking ourselves to fight inequality and inspire change.

We actively value the lived experiences and expertise of our staff, volunteers and the people who use our service and see the extra value that they bring to our organisation.

Find out more about what makes Big Life a great employer, from career development to a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.