Catering Assistants

Catering Staff

Essex Outdoors are no longer taking applications for Catering Assistants this summer. There may be some temporary opportunities at our Mersea centre later in the year.

If you are interested in working for us then, or at any residential centre in 2023, please complete our expression of interest form below and we will contact you when details are available.


Aged 16 years or over, as a Catering Assistant you’ll need to have plenty of energy and initiative and be great at working as part of a team as well as on your own. Based at one of our very busy residential outdoor activity centres, you will be part of a friendly, customer-focussed group of people in a vibrant fast-paced environment. During the season there may be some early starts and late finishes, as well as the requirement to work weekends or bank holidays.

In return we provide a competitive salary, full in-house training for all staff, as well as an Essex Outdoors t-shirt to wear with your own presentable attire and appropriate footwear. Staff may also be given the opportunity to complete nationally recognised qualifications.

How to apply

To be sent further details when they are available, please complete our expression of interest form below.

Essex Outdoors is part of Essex County Council. As part of your employment with Essex County Council (ECC) your role requires a DBS check which is to be registered with the DBS update service.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job details

Location: Bradwell, Danbury and Mersea
Salary: Up to £19,127 per annum (2022/23)
Contract type: Fixed term full or part time contracts, subject to the requirements of the service.
Date Added: Thursday 16th December 2021
Good to know: Full training is provided. Applicants must be 16+ and complete an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.