Catering assistant

QE Facilities

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Job summary

We are looking for an energetic; customer focused Catering Assistant to be part of a team that delivers a safe, high quality catering service to Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our busy in house food production unit produces approximately 15,000 inpatient and staff meals per week across a number of outlets. Our candidate will ideally have good knowledge of catering practices and procedures. Previous experience desirable but full training will be given.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for assisting in the efficient and effective preparation and service of food and beverages to patient's, staff and visitors including the associated cleaning and hygiene related duties. Specifically, to ensure Food Safety is given the upmost consideration and that all legislative and departmental practices are carried out strictly at all times.

About us

QE Facilities (QEF) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust (GHNT), based in the North East of England.

We provide a range of non- clinical services to GHNT and other NHS organisations. Our services include: estates, facilities services, procurement, medical engineering and devices, endoscopy decontamination and sterile services, transport, out-patient pharmacy, and prevention & management of violence & aggression training (PMVA).

In addition we provide consultancy services, advising clients on all aspects of establishing a subsidiary company within an NHS body to the provision of VAT compliance advice.

QE Facilities work to their own Terms and Conditions and these are not the same as Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust Terms and Conditions. This is not an Agenda for Change Pay Rate.

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and are unable to offer employment under any sponsorship arrangement.

Date posted

06 June 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience £22,370 pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

297-QEF-6345713

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Old durham road

Gateshead

NE96SX


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Food preparation following all food safety legislative and departmental practices
  • Complete daily cleaning duties according to cleaning schedules in line with C.O.S.H.H. regulations
  • Regular checking and completion of daily audit records (safety, cleaning, food hygiene)
  • To be familiar with and assist in the security of the department and its contents
  • Report equipment defects to ensure remedial action is taken
  • Responds to requests for further/out of hours food requirements for patients and dining rooms
  • Service of food to customers within dining areas
  • Operation of electronic cash registers and handling of monies

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Food preparation following all food safety legislative and departmental practices
  • Complete daily cleaning duties according to cleaning schedules in line with C.O.S.H.H. regulations
  • Regular checking and completion of daily audit records (safety, cleaning, food hygiene)
  • To be familiar with and assist in the security of the department and its contents
  • Report equipment defects to ensure remedial action is taken
  • Responds to requests for further/out of hours food requirements for patients and dining rooms
  • Service of food to customers within dining areas
  • Operation of electronic cash registers and handling of monies

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Personal organisation and time management
  • Constructive team working and participation including multi-disciplinary team relationships
  • Ability to work as team or independently

Desirable

  • Experience working in a large scale catering organisation
  • Knowledge of the application of all regulatory and legislative requirements required to ensure a Healthy & Safe environment including: Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP); Safe Working; COSHH; Detailed Food Safety and Handling; Patient and Customer Care

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Personal organisation and time management
  • Constructive team working and participation including multi-disciplinary team relationships
  • Ability to work as team or independently

Desirable

  • Experience working in a large scale catering organisation
  • Knowledge of the application of all regulatory and legislative requirements required to ensure a Healthy & Safe environment including: Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP); Safe Working; COSHH; Detailed Food Safety and Handling; Patient and Customer Care

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

QE Facilities

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Old durham road

Gateshead

NE96SX


Employer's website

https://www.qefacilities.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

QE Facilities

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Old durham road

Gateshead

NE96SX


Employer's website

https://www.qefacilities.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Head of catering

Jason Riddell

jason.riddell@nhs.net

01914452051

Date posted

06 June 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience £22,370 pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

297-QEF-6345713

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Old durham road

Gateshead

NE96SX


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