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Catering Assistant (Evenings)

Band 2

Main area
Catering Department
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 10.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-TWS-BUR-0312
Site
Queens Hospital Burton
Town
Burton-on-Trent
Salary
£18,870 - £19,918 pro rata pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
14/07/2022

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

We are now recruiting to Ward Catering Assistant at Queens Hospital Burton. We are looking for compassionate, caring, hardworking, flexible team members that are committed to enhancing our patient experience. All staff working for University Hospitals of Derby and Burton(UHDB) play a key role in the organisation. You must possess Communication skills the ability to work as part of a team and have a can-do attitude.

The hours available 4.30pm - 7.30pm or 5.00pm - 8.00pm, 7 days working followed by 7 days off. 

You will receive full training including a level 2 food safety and allergen training, other mandatory training and all essential to role training.  

Full Uniform and PPE is provided. NHS Terms and conditions apply

Main duties of the job

The main duties of a Catering Assistant working at Burton Hospital are to work as part of Facilities & ward teams to carry out a variety of tasks associated with food preparation, food and beverage service to patients, visitors and staff.

  • To deliver good principles of customer care ensuring helpfulness, awareness and compassion to patients, visitors, staff and colleagues.
  • Preparation of patient meal trays.
  • Service of cold and hot food items with meal delivery to patients.
  • Cleaning duties within the kitchen and other associated areas in accordance with departmental cleaning schedules to include equipment, work surfaces crockery and cutlery.

You will ideally possess a good understanding of Mathematics and English. Have a good understanding of customer care and be able to communicate well with patients, staff and visitors. Catering experience and a Food Safety Certificate are desirable but not essential, skills and technical training will be given.

Closing date of applications: 30th June 2022

Interview date: 14th July 2022

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • A variety of flexible working options
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Good Numeracy & Literacy

Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Experience in cash and card transaction
  • Experience of working in the food industry desirable but not essential

Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Experience in cleaning and food handling procedures, Knowledge of COSHH
  • Knowledge of food allergens

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Bernard Shoebridge
Job title
Catering Manager
Email address
bernard.shoebridge@nhs.net
Telephone number
01283 511511
Additional information

Lucy Astbury - Catering Operations Manager

Phone: 01283  511511  ext  5308

 

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Training Centre
Rehab Block
Level 3
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786652 / 07385 367222