2 CAFE VACANCIES

UPDATE… 2 VACANCIES – Recruiting now for Cafe Assistants.

Part time, permanent positions, for 2 days per week and 3-4 days per week.

Catering experience preferred, Monday 9.30-5pm.

Additional weekday and weekend cover required/available, flexible to business needs.

Join our award winning Team!

Enquiries to bookshop on 01845 524353 or to sue@whiterosebooks.co.uk

White Rose BookCafe – Catering Assistant

Job description

Company:White Rose Books

Location:Thirsk, Yorkshire YO71ET

Industry:Retail

Status:Part time, Permanent position

Relevant work experience:Less than 1 year

Career level:None

Education level: GCSE / Scottish or equivalent

Hours of workFixed term contract

Café Assistant Job Description :Hours of work –fully flexible role requires you to work 2 days per week.  Shift hours are 16 hours per week, worked over 2 days from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm and on occasion from 8.30am to 5pm/5.30pm, occasionally includes Saturday work. Additional weekday and weekend cover available, flexible to business needs.  The Rota is provided 4 weeks in advance including weekends and Bank Holidays. NMW rates apply.

About us:White Rose BookCafe is an award winning bookshop and coffee bar with a Terrace garden, in Thirsk. We pride ourselves on offering our customers a high standard of personal service, a blend of great coffee, books, gifts and cards in relaxing, attractive surroundings, indoors and outdoors.

Customer Service:The suitable applicant should be willing to work in the prep kitchen to prepare soup, salads and light lunch products. During 11am to 3pm, within the café you will be cooking & assembling lunch, serving customers, plus clearing tables, & washing up. You will be required to offer a professional, friendly and efficient service to our customers, provide advice and assistance to current staff, undertake cleaning duties at the end of the day & ensuring compliance to company policies and current legislation.

Duties:Preparing and serving the light lunch menu, plus making and serving drinks, cakes & other snacks. Clearing away tables and washing up, cleaning all areas in the kitchen & café at the end of the day. Ordering produce, rotating and dating stock, plus maintaining accurate paper records.  You will be trained in awareness of food hygiene standards and compliance to maintain our 5* rating.

Personal qualities required: The suitable person must be willing to work as part of our team, & willing to promote sales to increase turnover and raise the profile of the shop & café. You should have a cheerful disposition, a conscientious, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ working style, a friendly and helpful manner with all staff members and customers.  You should be able to work with minimal supervision, have good interpersonal and customer facing skills, good oral communication skills and an ability to communicate at all levels.  Catering experience would be beneficial but not essential as training will be given.  You should also be flexible and willing to adapt in a busy environment.  

To apply please send or drop off your CV, or collect an application form from the Bookshop

 FAO Sue Lake, 79-81 Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1ET or e-mail sue@whiterosebooks.co.uk

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latest events & news ….

LATEST EVENTS are HERE: https://mailchi.mp/6f44d345b464/february-news

Afternoon Book Signing & Chat with Linda Green
Meet the No 1 Bestselling Author of ‘While My Eyes Were Closed’ as she signs her latest page turning thriller ‘Last Thing She Told Me’. If you enjoy emotionally charged suspense  – this is for you!
Date: Tuesday 12th February,  4pm,             Venue: Free event at the bookshop

Morning Book Signing with Peter Wright
Meet the star of Channel  5’s The Yorkshire Vet series as he signs the new paperback copy of his warm and engaging memoir ‘The Yorkshire Vet – in the footsteps of Herriot’
Date: Saturday 23rd March, 11am to noon      Venue: Free event at the bookshop

Book Signing with Alan Johnson
Join Alan who will be signing his latest book ‘In My Life – A Music Memoir’. Alan’s previous memoirs chart his rise from the slums of Kensington to reaching one of the highest offices of the state. We’re thrilled to welcome Alan to our bookshop.
Date: Saturday 6th April, 2-3pm                         Venue : Free at the bookshop
Please Note Alan will be appearing at The Forum, Northallerton on the evening of Sat 6th April where we will be selling his books. Enquire directly to the venue for tickets.

An Evening with The Yorkshire Organic Gardener
Talk, Q&A & book signing with Graham Porter. A fantastic opportunity to ask your gardening questions and gain some timely advice and knowledge.  A beautifully produced book too.
Price: £5 per ticket includes a welcome drink
Date: Thursday 11th April, 7pm (door open 6.30pm)   Venue: At the bookshop

An Evening with Carol Drinkwater
Talk, Q&A and book signing with the much loved actress from the TV series ‘All Creatures Great & Small’. Carol will be introducing her latest novel ‘The House on the Edge of the Cliff’ and talking about her life in Provence.
Tickets : £10 to include a copy of her new book
Please note drinks may be purchased from the venue bar on the evening
Date: Thursday 23rd May, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)  Venue: Old Courthouse, Rural Arts, Thirsk

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Book Recommendation 28 Jan ’19

Book of the Week – ‘The Language of ‘Kindness’ by Christie Watson. A remarkable book about life and death and all that lies in between, told by a NHS Nurse.

Children’s Choice – ‘All Are Welcome’ by Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne Kaufman. Anna Says “It’s for all teachers, librarians, & students who make their schools a welcoming place to learn & grow”.

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Book recommendations this week 14.1.19

Book of the Week – Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce.

Children’s Choice of the Week – Little Bird Flies by Karen McCombie (children are 9-12).

Book Group reading – The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer.

Anna’s book recommendation – Salt on Your Tongue – Women and the Sea, by Charlotte Runcie. “What the sea means to us. It’s pull through the ages, myths, poetry, folktales, sea shanties … ”

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Latest news in 2019

All out latest news is here:-

The campaign URL for this campaign is: https://mailchi.mp/6127eb5e10ff/news-january-2019

 

 

 

 

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Book of the Week and some great gift ideas!

BOOK ORDERING REMINDER:)  for any online orders from our website, the last date to place your online order is tomorrow – Wednesday 19th Dec.

Please telephone the bookshop 01845 524353, to check for final deadline for any orders that can be placed in the bookshop or over the phone & collected from the bookshop.



Book of the Week with Christmas gifts in mind, this lovely book ‘The Yorkshire Organic Gardener’ is a signed copy by the author Graham Porter. BBC and North of England Horticultural Society gardening expert Graham Porter invites you to change the way you spend time in your garden.

Staff Choice by Anna who is reading ‘Diary of a Bookseller’ by Shaun Bythell. A wry and hilarious account of life at a bookshop in a remote Scottish village.
“Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I’ve read.” –Dwight Garner, New York Times.

Children’s Choice of the Week is ‘Little Snowflake’ by Antonio Boffa, beautifully illustrated, children will love it.

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Back by popular demand … Peter Wright

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND … Book Signing with’The Yorkshire Vet’ Peter Wright.

Peter returns due to popular demand to sign ‘The Yorkshire Vet – In the Footsteps of Herriot’

Come along and enjoy festive nibbles and a chance to meet Peter.

On Tuesday 11th December from 3pm-4pm in the BookCafe.

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Bloomin’ Words Christmas Cabaret

We had a fun time at the Cabaret night, at Thirsk Royal British Legion. With introductions from Stand Up Poet, Kate Fox, and spoken word from James Turner, Vicky Foster, Aidan, Jonathan and John of Herd on the Hill who also played some foot tapping music. Then festive musings from Alfie Crow, and comedy from Nick Ahad of BBC Radio Leeds. Festive mince pies were enjoyed by everyone.

For any copies of the books or CD please tel the bookshop 01845 524353.

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Tea Room of the Year 2018

We are delighted to be awarded Tea Room fo the Year 2018 by the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards this year.

This is what the judges said about us:

Entering past a number of boards offering tasty menu suggestions, I received a wonderful welcome at this book shop/café.  There is a super relaxed atmosphere and it feels very much like a community venue where the furniture is comfortable, there is a garden for children to expend their energy and the food is delicious and interesting.  The staff love their jobs and this shows in the way they run the café and serve their customers.   Both the owner and manager were away on a Friday but life went as usual in the café and book shop.

Nearly all the baked goods are made on the premises, with a few coming in from home baking in Thirsk.  I ate a delectable almond traybake, crumbly, light and very almondy.”

Many thanks & congratulations to our fantastic team of staff!

 

 

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December News Letter!

December News, see all our latest news and offers ready in time for Christmas!

QUICK DIARY DATES:-

Wed 5 Dec Bloomin’ Words Christmas Cabaret, 7pm at the Royal British Legion Club, Thirsk

Sat 8 Dec Book Launch with James Owen Sowerby 10.30am at the bookshop

Tues 11 Dec Book Signing with Peter Wright 3pm to 4pm at the bookshop

Every Friday At 10am Children’s Storytime in our story room.

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