Working at Depot

Depot is an independent community cinema, café-restaurant and bar with education facilities. We aspire to create a venue that serves as a focal point for the local community, not only through film but through a wider range of art forms. The skills and passion of our people play a vital role in helping us to achieve our aims.

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We welcome applications from all sections of the community. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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Current vacancies

 

Commis Chef – 20 hours per week – permanent contract – £9.00 per hour

We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic and reliable commis chef to join our busy kitchen team. You will need to have a some experience of working as a Chef in a professional kitchen and ideally have a qualification from catering collage. You will be passionate about cooking with fresh, seasonal produce and you will have a great reference from your current employer or tutor.  You will be reliable and work hard to keep your station running smoothly, making sure that all dishes go out on time and to an excellent standard. You will ensure that the kitchen is kept clean; making sure health and safety, hygiene, waste disposal and recycling procedures are followed. 

We really look after our staff here at Depot and offer good pay, great work life balance and many benefits such as free cinema tickets, food and drinks discounts, a company pension, great holiday entitlement, reduced fee gym membership. To apply, please send a brief cover email and your CV to hr@lewesdepot.org by 17th June.

Kitchen Porter – varied hours – £9.00 ph

We are looking for a kitchen porter to join our hard working kitchen team. You will need to have good availability during our busiest times (evenings, weekends) and be prepared to work long days when needed.  You will need to be reliable, hard working, stay calm under pressure and work efficiently to keep the kitchen spotless. 

As Kitchen Porter you will be a valued member of the team. We pay £9.00 per hour and offer lot’s of great benefits such as free cinema tickets, reduced price gym, food and drinks discounts. If you wish to apply, please send an email with your CV to hr@lewesdepot.org by 17th June. Immediate start available.

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We are always on the look-out for motivated, hard working and experienced chefs. If you have a passion for cooking with fresh, seasonal produce and are available to work a mixture of shifts, we want to hear from you, even when there isn’t a specific vacancy advertised. We look after our staff really well and offer good pay rates (Commis £9 ph, CDP’s £10 ph, Senior CDPs £11.55 ph), 25 days holiday plus public hols (FTE), pension scheme and other perks like free cinema tickets and reduced price gym. We have permanent contracts for both part time (20 hours per week) and full time (40 hours per week) as well as casual zero hours contracts.

Email: hr@lewesdepot.org 

Volunteering

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering at Depot is a great opportunity to be part of the community, develop new skills, gain some experience and meet new people. We are looking for new volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 3 x 4 hour shifts per month and are available on some weekends.

To volunteer as an usher you will need to have great interpersonal skills as the role is customer facing, the ability to adapt to a frequently changing working environment (both busy and quiet periods) and be able to work swiftly between screenings to keep the screens clear of rubbish, which can be physically demanding.

If you are interested in taking part in the usher volunteer programme, or would like to find out more, please email Emma: volunteer@lewesdepot.org. Please include details about why you are interested in volunteering, how often you would like to volunteer and if you have any particular requirements that we need to be aware of. Emma will then arrange for a trial shift to assess your suitability to the role.