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Events General Assistant

Closing Date: Mon 3 June, 17:00 BST

On this page

  1. Before you apply
  2. Job description
  3. Application process
  4. Working at Watershed
  5. Additional information
  6. Watershed Values

Applications

Please apply online, or alternatively, download the application form in Word and email it to hr@watershed.co.uk.

Do get in touch if you would like any of this information, or wish to apply, in another format.

Please do not include your CV as it will not be considered. Please put all relevant information on your application form.

Before you apply

Watershed's first value is Inclusive – We listen to and learn from our community, creating equity and addressing harm where it occurs. The information below lays out some of the steps we are taking to create a more inclusive recruitment process. Many of these steps are new to us, so feedback and questions are very welcome.

You may not have worked in a cultural organisation before, or in an organisation like Watershed. Please still consider applying as many other sectors offer transferable contexts.

If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the culture sector - for example you are from a community that experiences racism or you are a disabled person (as defined by the Equalities Act 2010), or you did not go to University or had free school meals as a child - and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to this role, you can book time with us to discuss it. We will ensure the person you meet is not involved in the recruitment process. Please request this by emailing hr@watershed.co.uk (we will not ask you to disclose your background).

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring balance to our team. Watershed welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do. Supporting our staff means they are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisations.

Job description

Position
Events General Assistant
Grade
6
Rate
£12.00 per hour
Hours
Part time
Contract type
Minimum 4 Hours
Responsible to
Events Manager

Purpose of job

The post holder is a member of the team responsible for the delivery of conferences, events and festivals at Watershed.

Main responsibilities

  • Set-up and de-rig events facilities, including moving furniture.
  • Set-up and clear beverage and catering stations.
  • Serve food and beverages to customers and undertake simple food preparation tasks.
  • Deliver the highest standard of customer experience at all times.

Key performance indicators

  • Excellent customer service with positive feedback from clients.
  • Excellent communication within the team.
  • Good time-keeping and a smart appearance.

Essential criteria

  • Customer focussed.
  • Experience of catering delivery and a knowledge of food hygiene.
  • Flexible, reliable and punctual.
  • Good supportive team worker.
  • Confident and calm under pressure.

Application process

Closing date:

We will be holding interviews at Watershed on the below date. 

First round interview / presentation (if relevant):

Working at Watershed

Find out more about staff benefits, our values and more about our approach.

Access

Watershed will work with candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements are not a factor in decision making. 

Equal opportunities monitoring

We are striving to understand more about who applies to work with us. At the end of the application process we invite you to complete our anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form, which will not be shared with anyone involved in the recruitment process.

Opening hours

At full operation, Watershed is open seven days a week, including Bank Holidays (Christmas Day and Boxing Day are the only exceptions). Watershed is a public building, which operates a diverse range of cultural and commercial activities. The post holder will need to be comfortable working in this environment.

Additional information

  • The post-holder is expected to wear clothing appropriate to their post.
  • The post-holder will be required to undertake such other comparable duties as may be required.
  • Watershed is open seven days a week, including Bank Holidays (Christmas Day and Boxing Day are the only exceptions). Watershed is a public building, which operates a diverse range of cultural and commercial activities. The post holder will need to be comfortable working in this environment.

Watershed Values

As a registered charity and social enterprise, Watershed has well-established brand values. We seek to apply our values in everything we do and ask staff, partners, suppliers and collaborators to do the same.

Our values are:

  • Inclusive We listen to and learn from our community, creating equity and addressing harm where it occurs
  • Transparent We share our approach openly and clearly, working at a pace which enables everyone to participate who wishes to
  • Responsible We use our resources generously and sustainably, considering our impact on future generations
  • Kind We are careful and caring with ourselves and with others
  • Hopeful We celebrate culture, creativity and wonder as paths to a better future

Watershed is a Social Enterprise Mark holder. Social Enterprises are businesses whose products and services create both social and environmental benefits.

Closing Date: Mon 3 June, 17:00 BST


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