Catering Assistant


Posted: 1 year ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£18,546 -£19,918 pa/pro rata


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

University Hospitals Dorset (formally Royal Bournemouth Hospital) is seeking a friendly hardworking, reliable person to support the Catering team to provide freshly cooked food to our patients and staff.

As a member of the catering team you’ll be responsible for providing an efficient, high quality dedicated food and beverage service, operating in compliance with corporate and local policies and procedures.

Whilst you will have experience of working in a similar environment and a Basic Food Hygiene certificate, COSHH and allergen training (or willingness to work towards it), your commitment to customer care, first class service and belief in teamwork are just as important.

Your tasks could include

  • May include simple food preparation in a chilled environment
  • Assisting the restaurant leadership team with the daily service within the restaurant
  • Making sure you’re completing the cleaning tasks to required standard
  • Assisting with stock ordering and making sure the displays are looking appealing to customers
  • Using the till and cashing up following procedures
  • Ensure that Food safety and Health and Safety polices are adhered to
  • Cleaning of the Servery/Dining Rooms

This post requires a flexible approach to locations/hours of work and to meeting the needs of our customers and patients whilst being supportive of the large food service operation at the UHD.

A driving licence would be an advantage but is not essential

This position has to cover 7 days and you will work several days to fulfil the business need and the 20 hr contract.

what working for us will provide:

  • Starting Salary of £18,546 (pro rata for part time)
  • Enhanced Pay for unsocial hours worked (Saturday, Sunday).
  • Paid training
  • Free uniform
  • 27 days paid holiday (pro rata for part time) plus bank holidays
  • Increased holiday allowance after 5 and 10 years’ service
  • Enrolment in the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment
  • Staff Rates on Items in the Catering Departments retail outlets.
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Klaudia Zwolinska

Job title Restaurant Manager

Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 4016




We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.

Go to Top