Jobs and Volunteering

The Mill is a fantastic community asset – renowned for its friendly welcome and exceptional service.

We need wonderful team players who are passionate about great food and customer care to ensure our high standards prevail.

Whether you’re taking your first steps in your catering career, are an experienced hospitality professional, or would like to give something back to your community by volunteering your time to help, we promise a rewarding role in a thriving local business – which also has the added value of supporting the vital work of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Check out our latest vacancies below.


Cleaner (Casual Hours)

 A safe, clean and welcoming environment is vital to our work at The Mill café.   Could you join our cleaning team on an ad-hoc basis and help us continue to deliver the high standards we’ve become known for?

It’s a rewarding role at the heart of the charity, which has a direct impact on those we care for and the customers we serve.

We need committed, hard-working and approachable team-players who are able to respond flexibly to the requirements of the department in order to cover holidays and sickness Monday to Sunday.


Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

Experience preferred however training will be provided


  • Report to the Head of Housekeeping
  • To clean all communal areas to expected standards, so The Mill presents beautifully at all times
  • Duties to include: Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, cobwebs, cleaning windows, toilets.
  • Cleaning courtyard and terrace
  • Other tasks that may be requested
  • Shifts are dependent on business need
  • Some lone working
  • Health and Safety

For an informal chat about the role please contact Stephen Webster, Maintenance Manager on 01772 629171.

Any required training will be provided on induction.

Hourly rate up to £10.42 per hour

If you are interested in the above post, please email along with your employment history (or submit a CV if preferred) and when you would be available.  We will then contact you to have an informal discussion about the role in more detail.

Days & Hours

Ad-hoc basis

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Volunteer Catering Administration Assistant

The purpose of this rewarding volunteering role is to provide administration assistance to the team.

Duties include:
• Answering telephone enquiries
• Use of ResDiary online booking system for the Mill Café
• Printing function sheets, menus and other necessary paperwork
• Typing rotas
• Some cash handling / taking telephone card payments
• Inputting data
• Ad hoc miscellaneous administration tasks

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Days & Hours

Friday afternoons

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Kitchen Porter (bank)

We’re recruiting a bank kitchen porter to join the team at The Mill, The Mill Outside and St Catherine’s Hospice. This rewarding role offers great variety and more sociable hours compared to many in catering, as well as the chance to use your skills to make a difference to an important local charity.

A kitchen porter is a crucial part of every kitchen to help the kitchen run successfully. The kitchen porter’s main duties will involve washing up, cleaning and possibly basic food preparation tasks. During busy periods, the kitchen porter will need to be well organised and work fast to keep the pots and pans clean for the chefs.

The duties include unloading and putting away stock correctly, keeping the kitchen clean, emptying bins, sweeping and mopping floors. The kitchen porter will make sure all the equipment is put away correctly, the washing up of pans, pots and operating the dishwasher machine.

Days & Hours

As required

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Volunteer Café Assistant

Our welcoming Café Assistants support the catering staff in the day-to-day running of our busy public café – taking orders, making drinks, serving customers, and carrying out cleaning duties in the café and kitchen.

Days & Hours

Morning and afternoon vacancies available, every day of the week.

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Casual Catering Events Staff

We are searching for engaging, courteous catering staff to join the team to help with our expanding events business at the Mill Outside & at the Mill Café.

You will be passionate about food, beverage & customer service. Our Outside Catering Service can cater for all types of events including Weddings, Anniversaries, Corporate events, Parties, Christmas & Baby Showers etc.

Shifts on Weekends & evenings, additional weekday shifts available over holiday periods.

We operate a fast paced environment delivering excellent customer service in a friendly professional manner.

Previous experience is preferred. Applicants must have an eye for detail & a desire to maintain high standards.

Individuals would be required to work on their own initiative & as part of a tea

Delivering a 5 star level of customer service to visitors to The Mill café & the Mill Outside customers. Working as part of a busy team of front of house staff on food & bar operations. To succeed you should be committed to providing customers with excellent service. You should be positive, friendly, knowledgeable, & polite.

A social enterprise, with profits to St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Please forward your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the person specification to

We may choose to close this vacancy if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Days & Hours

Shifts on weekends & evenings, additional weekday shifts available over holiday periods.

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