Non Clinical - Senior Catering Assistant

  • Department Catering
  • Salary £22,383.00 – £22,383 per annum
  • Closing Date 04/06/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-SCA-158-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 20 hours per week

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for 1 x 20 Hours permanent contract for  a  Senior Catering Assistant to join our friendly, busy & dynamic Catering Team based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

The post holder will be required to work as part of the food service team in the Catering Department and at ward level at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford to provide and maintain an efficient catering service for both patient services and commercial services. This will include service of patient meals at ward level;  working in the main kitchen area assisting with food preparation and cleaning and working in the central dish wash and pot area.

This may also include working out of our caffe bistro which is located in the women's and children's area of the hospital.

If this sounds of interest to you we would welcome your application.

Main duties of the job

General cleaning duties of all areas in accordance with the departments cleaning schedules using the appropriate cleaning materials/chemicals/equipment for the job, and using personal protective equipment PPE as appropriate and required for the job.
Responsible for complying with good hygiene and health & safety practices within the department in accordance with standing operating procedures and current Food Safety and Health & Safety Legislation.
Ensure high standards of personal hygiene are maintained in accordance with the Trust Food Safety Policy Code of Practice 4 in Personal Hygiene and current legal requirements.
To ensure the correct storage and stock rotation takes place within all Patient and Commercial services in line with HACCP principles.
To complete appropriate HACCP food safety documentation including taking and recording food temperatures for the departments HACCP Food Safety Management System and take 
corrective action where necessary. E.g. recording food temperatures at ward level.

Working for your organisation

Our catering department at The Princess Royal Hospital caters for not only patients but two thriving retail units, one being the Apley Restaurant which can be used by staff, patient and the general public and also our exclusive Caffe Bistro which is situated in the women's & children's main atrium, both retail outlets serve a variety of hot and cold beverages and also hot and cold meals, there are also numerous vending machines around the hospital that offer both hot & cold drinks and also snacks.

Our patient catering service is a cook/chill system, and we have a variety of menu options on each menu service, we use an external supplier for our cook chill food.

Working for the NHS has great benefits:

Generous annual leave allowance 
child care voucher scheme 
flexible working
Competitive Pension available
Weekend Enhancements
Full uniform provided

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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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