Job Title:                    Food and Beverage Assistant  

Reports to:                F & B Manager and F & B Supervisors

Department:              Leisure and Tourism

Location:                    Raby Castle Café

Hours:                        Seasonal (Holidays and Weekends) Some early evening hours during peak season

Rate of Pay:             Competitive depending on experience and age. Above NMW

Job Ref:                     VA146-2024


Job Details 

Raby Estates are about to launch the most beautiful dining destination, set in a stunning new glasshouse, surrounded by acres of parkland. The Vinery and accompanying event spaces, part of The Rising development, will deliver a unique experience for diners visiting the historic setting of Raby Castle, Park, and Gardens.

Exciting opportunities have arisen for enthusiastic General Catering Assistants working predominantly daytime hours within a fantastic working environment.

Are you hoping to further or start your career in a spectacular setting, within a team of talented, friendly, and hardworking colleagues who love where they work.

Applicants should have a friendly and outgoing personality, as they are the first point of contact with our customers, offering exceptional food and beverage service.

This is a hands-on role where you will be expected to work independently and as part of a team. The role includes making coffee, general cleaning, sanitising, serving visitors, selling tickets and ice creams and other catering duties.

This awe-inspiring family run estate is vast and thriving with opportunities. With a diverse range of departments including tourism, farming, buildings, forestry, land management and sport – no two days are ever the same!

If this sounds like your dream job, read on to discover the skills and experience required for this extraordinary role.


Job Description:



The Vinery café restaurant is at the center of this exceptional new development called The Rising. This new tourism destination seeks to exceed all expectations and to deliver a visitor experience which is unrivalled.

The successful applicant will have the ability to be part of the team delivering a fantastic selection of food and beverages within the Vinery and the kiosks around Raby Castle Park and Gardens.

This role has the benefit of primarily daytime work; however, weekends and school holidays are busy periods and applicants must be happy to work these on a regular basis.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Delivery of exceptional customer service ensuring that visitors receive a positive first impression and a friendly welcome.
  • Monitor stock levels and stock management.
  • Open and closing duties of the kiosks.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all areas, following allergen guidelines.
  • Cash handling, use of Epos till system and running end of day reports.
  • Lead by example – have a high respect for food safety and health & safety.
  • Preparing and serving hot and cold drinks such as coffee, tea, artisan, and speciality beverages.
  • Cleaning and sanitising work areas, utensils, and equipment.
  • Describing menu items and suggesting products to customers
  • Be an ambassador for the Raby Family.

This list is not exhaustive, and you will be required to carry out any other reasonable tasks as required.



  • Previous experience of cash handling and use of an EPOS system or similar, preferred but not essential.
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays is essential.
  • An outgoing, helpful, and friendly personality.
  • Confident in engaging with members of the public.
  • Enthusiasm and capacity for hard work.
  • Flexible attitude with willingness to undertake any task required.
  • Effective communication and organisational skills.
  • Honesty and a high level of integrity
  • Willingness to adapt to different tasks and schedules, responsive to changing needs in the Food and beverage environment.
  • Systematic and cheerful approach with a ‘can do’ problem solving attitude.
  • Willing to undertake appropriate training.
  • A kind and caring attitude towards your colleagues and customers.


What we have to offer

Its people that make a place, without people, a place is simply an empty shell. At Raby this is certainly true, it’s our people that make Raby special.

We strive to offer our employees an excellent working environment and the tools to perform, enabling them to achieve their goals and be the best they can be.

As well as some of the most iconic locations to work we offer:

  • Competitive wage, depending on experience and age. (Above NMW)
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free Car Parking
  • Continuous improvement through staff training and staff development programs
  • Discounts at our retail and food outlets
  • Discounts to our Shropshire holiday cottage and High Force Hotel
  • Free access into our leisure attractions at Raby Castle and High Force
  • Behind the scenes tour of Raby Castle
  • Raby Estate social events throughout the year


How to apply

If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience, and personality to undertake this role, please apply below:


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