Salary: £9 Per Hour

Shift hours: Permanent

RAF College Cranwell

Part Time, Full Time flexible working patterns available

Food Service Assistant

Looking for an exciting opportunity with great work-life balance at the most prestigious of RAF bases?

  • No split shifts
  • Wide range of shift patterns
  • One to two weekends working per month
  • Ability to take holidays during Christmas, Easter and Summer periods

ESS are looking for dynamic Food Service Assistants to join the Catering Team at – RAF College Cranwell, Sleaford. No experience necessary as full training will be given.  

  • Pay £17,382 PA (Salary based on 37 Hours per week, paid Pro Rata for working 50 weeks PA) with additional pay for regular overtime opportunities from our hospitality and formal function events on-site
  • A huge 37 Days Holiday Per Year (including Bank Holidays) for Full Time Workers

As a Food Service Assistant you will support our catering team with Front Of House Duties, Kitchen Portering, Cash Handling and Bar Work with some basic food preparation for our military and civilian personnel on-site. There will be additional opportunities to widen your skillset whilst earning overtime at our many formal dinners, graduations and hospitality events too.

We can offer you:-

  • Career Pathways, Apprenticeships and Career Development
  • Access to station sports and welfare facilities
  • Employee discount scheme on meals and in our retail outlets
  • All Uniform provided
  • On site free parking
  • Recommend a friend scheme with cash rewards
  • “You Matter” Health and Wellbeing Programmes


You will also be eligible for Employee Perks at Work, a superb discounts and reward scheme:


  • Discounts with a large number of retailers, such as Virgin, BT, Vodafone, Gas and Electricity Providers, Samsung, Fitbit, EE, Holidays, Car Rentals and Car Purchases
  • Discounts worth up to 60% with some High Street retailers
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets
  • Discounts and money back offers at Apple, Currys, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asos, JD Sports
  • All of these, whilst earning WOWPoints –  an online currency that you can earn when you do your shopping through Perks at Work. Every WOWPoint you earn is worth 1p, so 100 WOWPoints = £1


RAF College Cranwell is a Royal Air Force base near Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The base is predominantly a training college for the RAF and is home to around 2400 personnel.  The primary role of RAF College Cranwell is Officer Training and its mission is to attract the Air Force of tomorrow and train the Air Force of today. Aside to Officer Training Cranwell is also the home of RAF Air Cadets and RAF Recruiting

Need to know more? ESS – part of the Compass Group family – are market leaders in the provision of catering, retail, leisure and support services in the Defence, Government & Offshore sector. This allows us to work in some of the most historic and iconic locations across the British Isles.

Reference: compass/28092021/95100001/52398316/BU

Location: Cranwell