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Catering Assistant- Flag Fen (12)

To provide a professional, friendly and efficient service to customers, understanding their needs and requirements

  • Provide advice/assistance to ensure the customer receives a prompt service within comfortable surroundings
  • Provide, prepare and deliver quality food and beverages
  • Ensure products, equipment and furniture are cleaned, maintained and fit for purpose reporting breakages promptly
  • Undertake cleaning duties within the catering facility
  • Operating the Till System
  • End of day cashing up routines
  • Recording daily takings
  • Stock Control
  • To demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic, committed and flexible attitude towards customers and other team members, recognising the importance and benefits of effective team working
  • To deliver customer service in line with best practice. Ensure compliance to relevant policies
  • To take responsibility for product area, ensure this and product is maintained in line with company best practice and Health & Safety legislation
  • To display and promote products efficiently and effectively in order to maximise sales
  • To prepare and cook hot food to customer and visitors
  • To actively follow company policies – Food Hygiene, Equal Opportunities; Fire Health & Safety
  • To maintain a good level of personal presentation
  • To attend staff meetings and training as required
  • To monitor stock levels and prepare orders for processing and approval through the Duty Manager, allowing for timely deliveries
  • To maintain accurate records as directed, to include financials and customer statistics for performance and budgetary control

To maintain housekeeping standards:

On a daily basis:

  • Ensure the Catering area is clean and tidy at all times, with furniture, tables, window sills and shelving dusted regularly and spillages immediately wiped away
  • Prepare, cook and serve hot food and drink
  • Ensure all servery bins are emptied, liners are tied securely before depositing contents in the external waste bin and liners replaced
  • Sinks to be cleaned and floors moped

Start and end of day routines to be adhered to, with particular attention paid to coffee machine, griddle, oil changes, fryer, bainmarie plus standards as defined in the safety log book:

On a daily basis:

  • Thoroughly wipe down and polish all kitchen machines
  • On an ongoing basis:
  • Wash out and thoroughly clean all fridges, freezer, coffee machine and dishwasher

On an adhoc basis:

  • Liaise with the Manager to review and make any changes to the menu
  • Working within a catering environment
  • Working within a busy customer facing environment
  • Working knowledge of till systems
  • Stock taking – to monitor stock levels and placing orders when necessary
  • GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Food safety catering level 2 or above
  • Good communication skills – to liaise with customers and colleagues at all levels
  • Good interpersonal and customer facing skills – remaining professional, patient, friendly, polite at times of pressure
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision, whilst knowing when to seek advice from manager – flexible, multi-tasking
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time with a good level of physical fitness
  • Confidentiality and discretion, with an awareness of Data Protection Act

Salary: From £11.44 per hour

Expected hours: 12 per week

Tree Surveyor

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting a full-time permanent tree surveyor to work as part of their tree team based in Peterborough, providing services to a large local authority client.

Managing a large and diverse tree stock; ranging from street trees, parks, open spaces and woodlands, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking cyclical and reactive surveying, as well as providing technical advice and support to a variety of stakeholders on tree related matters. This includes members of the public, Council officer and members.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a progressive client where the management of their large tree stock is a key priority, and thus supported with the budget to reflect their vision.

As a Tree Surveyor you will be working within a small team of tree surveyors managing our client’s large and diverse tree stock; ranging from street trees, parks, highways, open spaces and woodlands. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking large scale cyclical and reactive surveying and providing technical advice and support to a variety of stakeholders on tree related matters.

Key Deliverables:

  • To undertake a rolling programme of surveying and inspection of our client’s trees (highways, parks, open spaces and woodland). To include species identification, risk/hazard identification (THREATS) and assessment.
  • To undertake reactive surveying in respect to adhoc enquiries, storm damage etc
  • To accurately record all inspections and surveys using Ezytreev via handheld devices.
  • To assist in the preparation of immediate works orders as well as cyclical work programs for our external tree contractors based on survey findings using the Ezytreev system.
  • To liaise with operational teams and contractors to ensure that all arboricultural works are carried out in accordance with good arboricultural practice.
  • To deal with resident and Councillor enquiries in relation to our client’s tree stock and communicate findings and actions in an appropriate format/manner.
  • To provide advice on tree related matters to various stakeholders including clients, Councillors, colleagues etc.
  • The ability to identify trees and diagnose disease, decay and structural defects, and make informative decisions on the required immediate and future works of our trees in line with good arboricultural practices and the Council’s Trees and Woodlands Strategy.
  • The ability to identify and prioritise appropriate works based on survey findings.
  • The ability to plan and prepare tree planting schemes.
  • The ability to effectively communicate arboricultural information and survey findings, both verbally and in writing, to a variety of stakeholders’: the public, Council Members, Council Officers and external organisations.
  • The ability to manage customer/resident expectations and appropriately communicate findings and decisions in a professional manner.


  • Relevant practical and theoretical experience of good arboricultural practices.
  • Relevant practical and theoretical experience of undertaking visual tree assessments.
  • Relevant experience of dealing with customers or other stakeholders on tree related matters.
  • Relevant experience in ICT skills including MS Office applications.
  • Excellent tree and pest/disease knowledge and identification skills.
  • A practical understanding of the THREATS Tree Hazard and Risk Evaluation system.
  • Current knowledge of industry best practice.
  • Effective IT skills including MS Office and survey data collection software with aptitude to learn new technology
  • A wider understanding of basic tree related ecology & environmental matters


  • An appropriate and related professional arboricultural qualification (Level 3-4 Certificate/Diploma or equivalent to minimum QCF level 3).
  • Lantra Professional Tree Inspector certification (desirable but not essential). We would support the attainment of this within 6-12 months of employment
  • Full driving licence (and use of own car for business use)


  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
  • CPD to support and increase relevant technical and industry knowledge and skills
  • Free Gym Membership

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £32,490.00-£36,000.00 per year


  • Driving Licence (required)
  • Arboricultural Qualification (required)

Passenger Transport Driver

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are recruiting a part time  Passenger Transport Driver to work as part of their team based in Peterborough.

The main purpose of this role is to maintain a safe environment for pupils accessing transport services. Where required, working with a passenger assistant to provide high quality school transport service throughout the designated area, providing the service user with a positive experience of our transport services and reflect the values of Aragon Direct Services.

Hours of work – Monday to Friday, Term Time Only. 07.15 – 09.15 and 14.30 – 16.30 (split shift)

Based in Peterborough, this is a part time, term time only, permanent opportunity. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an attractive benefits package including pension scheme, holidays and life assurance scheme.

This is a rewarding role working with a variety of students. Assisting our service users daily to help promote independence.

What does the role involve?

  • To collect and deliver allocated clients from designated pick up points, to their destination, ensuring at all times that they are safe and comfortable, and that when travelling all occupants of the vehicle are securely strapped in position using the full range of restrain systems provided.
  • Report any concerns over behavioural, physical, mental or other health needs of the clients to the school and/or line manager. Completing accident forms where required.
  • Deliver the clients to the safe custody of their designated drop off point.
  • Complete regular bus pass checks and report any issues.
  • To undertake daily vehicle checks before use and at the end of each day (brakes, oil, water, tyres, cleanliness and any vehicle damage).
  • To keep tidy, whilst in possession, the vehicle (inside and out) and to report when interior/exterior clean is required.
  • Responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards colleagues and other agencies.
  • Display a good attitude to our clients, school staff, visitors, public and colleagues.

Licencing Requirements

  • Section 19 drivers require a full driving licence with category BE,C1, C1E, D1 and D1E on the licence.

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test, in addition to an enhanced DBS check.

Salary: £11.44 – £12.65 per hour


Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are looking for Streetcare Machine Operator (Grave digging) to work as part of their Streetcare team based in Peterborough.

Working pattern is Monday – Friday – 42 hours per week plus on-call weekend rota


Streetcare Operative (Cemetery)

Aragon Direct Services (a trading name of Peterborough Limited) are looking for Streetcare Machine Operator (Grave digging) to work as part of their Streetcare team based in Peterborough.

Working pattern is Monday – Friday – 42 hours per week plus on-call weekend rota

  • To form part of the Streetcare team undertaking all aspects of cemetery work (including grave digging duties) along with all other streetcare duties as requested, including grass cutting, strimming, shrub/hedge cutting, landscaping, planting, weeding, litter picking, bin emptying etc across a wide range of sites in Peterborough.
  • To be responsible for the safe preparation, digging and management of grave sites, through both manual and machine excavation in line with our client’s requirements and instructions.
  • To ensure all graves are excavated safely, following industry good practice with the use of appropriate shoring equipment, as per instructed date and time instructions.
  • To ensure all graves are correctly reinstated following burials, and topped up as required/requested.
  • To be required to be on standby and call-out on rota outside normal working hours (weekends and BH) – paid for in addition to salary
  • To liaise with members of the public, other team members, managers and sub-contractors in a professional and courteous manner.
  • To ensure high standards of quality, health and safety and customer satisfaction are delivered at all times.
  • To drive company vehicles ‘and undertake all duties relevant to their proper and safe use.
  • To undertake streetcare maintenance inc grounds maintenance (grass cutting, shrub/hedge cutting, planting, litter picking etc) of public open spaces, cemeteries, parks and highways.
  • To undertake all other grounds maintenance and street cleansing duties as requested.
  • To safely use powered hand tools and light plant in addition to the usual range of hand tools and equipment.

What are we looking for?

  • Driving licence up to 3.5 tonne (E), Driving licence up to 7.5 tonne (D)
  • Accredited certification in the use of mini excavators (E), Experience in the use of mini excavators (E)
  • Practical knowledge and qualification in the use of mini diggers, and their safe use in conjunction with good practice. (E)
  • Experience in the use of shoring systems as part of the safe dig process (D)
  • Experience in working within sensitive work areas (D)
  • Experience in towing trailers up to 3.5T (D)

As part of the Induction process all applicants will undergo a drug and alcohol test

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £28,239.00 per year


  • Bereavement leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme