Catering Assistant


Posted: 1 week ago

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£17,652.00 - £19,020.00 pa pr


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Poole Hospital offers all you need to start or develop your career

Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

Main duties involve:

Working on the patient supper meal make up belt.

Delivering/collecting patient meal trolleys to and from wards.
Working in the central Dishwashing facility

Candidate may be required to use the catering van to deliver/collect meals to/from external locations

To succeed in this role you must:

• Be able to demonstrate previous experience in a catering environment
• Be able to work effectively and efficiently and achieve and maintain departmental standards.
• Maintain hygienic and safe working standards in all catering activities.
• Be able to meet deadlines
• Be flexible in approach and totally customer focused
• Be a team player, possess good communication skills
• Be prepared to undertake any training required for a Catering Assistant role at Poole Hospital.

The Catering Department provides a full range of catering services to the Trust and produces and serves approximately 2000 meals per day (Mon – Fri).

All posts are subject to satisfactory Occupational Health and Reference screening.

We can offer a pleasant working environment, uniform, pension scheme and 27 days paid holiday per year (pro-rata).

Please note that the working hours for this role are Monday to Friday - 4.45pm until 8.00pm. The hours are not negotiable.

If this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.


Closing date: 22-Sep-19

Proposed Interview date: Week commencing -30-Sep-19

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion about the position please contact David Williams, Deputy Catering Manager, 01202 442463

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults, and therefore criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful candidates as applicable to the position. Where this applies and you are successfully appointed, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this check via a deduction from your salary.

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