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Ward Catering Assistant

Ashford, Kent
Job Type
21 Jul 2022

Our client has an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Ward Catering Assistant. You will join on a part-time, permanent basis, working either 20 hours per week Monday - Friday 5pm - 9pm or weekend hours are available, and will be based at William Harvey Hospital. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £19,358 per annum FTE (or £9.90 p/h weekdays and £10.90 p/h weekends).

About the role:

As the Ward Catering Assistant, you willprovide a range of services and are responsible for the delivery of housekeeping, catering, cleaning and patient service to an agreed standard within agreed clinical areas. This role is extremely customer service focused and offers the opportunity to make a real difference through your interactions with patients and clinical staff.

Your responsibilities as the Ward Catering Assistant will include:

  • Responsible for delivery of housekeeping, cleaning, catering and patient services to an agreed standard within agreed clinical areas
  • Carrying out duties in accordance with agreed Method Statements
  • Effective communication with all levels of staff
  • Complying with company policies on Health & Safety, COSHH and other statutory legislation
  • Advising helpdesk on any defects within own area
  • Taking patient's meal orders, serving patient beverages/meals and changing patient water jugs
  • Clearing and cleaning areas after meals
  • Ensuring kitchen/serving areas and all associated equipment are clean and tidy at all times
  • Stacking and emptying the dishwasher
  • Undertaking cleaning tasks as per ward cleaning schedule (not sanitary)
  • Movement/distribution of clean linen supplies within wards
  • Movement of soiled linen and waste to the waste rooms
  • Ordering of goods and materials as necessary from Team Leaders
  • Maintaining records as required
  • Advising patients on the facilities provision within the work area
  • Any other Ward Housekeeping duties as required from time to time

What our client are looking for in their ideal Ward Catering Assistant:

  • Good communication skills including verbal and written English
  • Numerate/literate
  • Shows initiative and self-motivation
  • Awareness of service image
  • Physically fit for the work
  • Friendly and reliable
  • Prepared to work unsociable hours if shift pattern requires
  • Good attention to detail
  • Risk Assessment awareness
  • Flexible attitude to working times and methods
  • Customer focused
  • Health and Safety Awareness

Company Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave allowance
  • The opportunity to buy or sell up to 10 days annual leave each year
  • Company Pension
  • Training and development opportunities including BICS and functional skills training
  • Career progression
  • Discount in selected high street retailers
  • Onsite childcare facilities at our three acute sites
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured

If you are looking for a rewarding and physically active role, whereby you will be a vital part of the hospital team, showing good communication skills, initiative and self-motivation in your work, apply today to be considered for our clients Ward Catering Assistantrole - we d love to hear from you!

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. The company holds the right to withdraw an offer of employment where a candidate is unable to satisfactorily meet the requirements of the pre-employment checks and employment policies.

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  • Job Reference: 663271257-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: 360 Resourcing Solutions
    360 Resourcing Solutions
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Salary: £19,358
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent