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 firstname.lastname@example.org
White Rose BookCafe – Catering Assistant
Company:White Rose Books
Location:Thirsk, Yorkshire YO71ET
Status:Part time, Permanent position
Relevant work experience:Less than 1 year
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
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
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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!