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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/07/2021.

Catering Assistant

Job Reference: 430-A010607CC

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Catering - Restaurant (Dept), Milton Keynes
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Generous annual leave (substantive staff only) and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

You will be part of a team that provide meals and service to the patients/staff members and visitors in the hospital. This role will involve direct interaction with the Medical staff in the restaurant areas during meal times with main duties to include:

Serving of breakfast, lunch and supper in the Restaurant

  • Picking and Packing trollies with foods needed for the day/stacking shelves
  • Packing all cutlery, crockery and service equipment for the service.
  • Serving all meals in a timely and hygienic manner.
  • Record temperatures and wastage of all food serviced at each service time.
  • Support dietary /allergens choices from our customers.
  • Wash up dirty crockery and cutlery in central washup area
  • Liaise with team to complete all tasks within the Restaurant.

Ideal Candidate

  • Good command of the English language with a passion for customer care and be able to liaise closely with all staff
  • Awareness of food & hygiene standards
  • Must have a 'Can do' attitude
  • Able to work under pressure, individually and as part of a team.
  • Physically fit and able to pull and push a full food trolley and stock items around the kitchen.
  • Previous Catering knowledge is preferred but full training will be given.
  • Be aware that this is a hospital environment and at times you will come in to contact with patients that are particularly unwell or showing signs of distress

For further information please contact Francesco Fiore on 01908 996098

Previous applicants need not apply.

Please note that this post is subject to an initial probationary period of six months, extendable up to a period of 12 months (excluding all Doctors and Dentists on national contracts). A DBS check may be required for new employees. MKUH promotes an inclusive workforce and are committed to equal opportunities, we proactively welcome applications from underrepresented groups in our community.

All posts at MKUH will be considered for flexible working

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

We reserve the right to close posts early if we receive a sufficient volume of applications.

Thank you for your interest in our Hospital.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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