Estates - Senior Catering Assistant

  • Department Catering Department
  • Salary £22,383.00 – £22,383 per annum
  • Closing Date 24/07/2024
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-SCA-483
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 36 hours per week or 20 hours per week

Would you like to be part of a vital team ensuring high standards of catering are achieved for our patients, visitors, and staff? Do you want to go home at the end of your shift knowing you helped make your local hospital a great place to be cared for?

Our Catering Team play an essential role within the trust, responsible for catering at ward level and commercial outlets across both our hospital sites.

We are recruiting Senior Catering Assistants at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and are looking for individuals who share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive a quality meals service.

We have flexible hours vacancy opportunities and would be happy to discuss hours and shift patterns with successful candidates.

We are currently have a vacancy for a 36 hour per week and a 20 hour per week position.

Example for a 20-hour post below-

20 hours per week with alternate weekend working different shift patterns over two week set rota e.g., 7.15 am – 11.15am or 11.30 am 15.30pm or 16.00pm -20.00pm

Actual Salary Range for 20 hours - £10,743 - £11,299.  On top of this we pay enhanced rates for Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays, and evenings.

Hourly rate on entry £10.37 for Monday to Friday 7.15 am – 8.00 pm, £14.62 all day Saturday and £18.98 all day Sunday and Bank Holidays.  

Main duties of the job

The key purpose of the role is to provide a high-quality comprehensive Catering service, basing our principles of a HACCP food safety system, completing relevant forms, ensuring excellent catering standards within Wards, Commercial Outlets & Departments within our Hospital setting. We have a regen food service which encompasses specialist catering diets.

Main duties will include serving meals at ward level from a regen trolley working in partnership with ward staff, working in the pick pack area in the main kitchen, washing up at ward level or in the main wash up area within the catering department, topping up stock levels at ward level using first in first out method, cleaning the main catering areas and if needed working within our commercial outlets.

Working for your organisation

Senior Catering Assistants are valued members of the Trust, and we will –

  • Provide full training
  • Provide full uniform
  • Excellent staff benefits including staff health and Wellbeing initiatives, fast track physio, shop discounts, reduced Gym membership and more
  • Support development opportunities
  • Give on-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond

We look forward to welcoming new members to the Catering Team at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

If you would like to discuss a vacancy or to visit us before applying, experience difficulties applying online and would like a paper application form please contact for –

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury - Ian Stuart on 01743 261000 extension 1469 or via email on

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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