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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/08/2021.

Kitchen Porter - band 2

Job Reference: 326-3339918-SR

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill
£19,039 - £20,371 Per annum inc high cost allowanc

We want to give you the best possible experience in the next stage of your career.

We strive to be the best place to work and the best place to be cared for. We pride ourselves on supporting our colleagues to thrive in their existing roles and to develop their careers with us.

That’s why we’re so proud that in the last staff survey our colleagues rated us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend us as a place to work.

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill. SASH is:

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work
  • We achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey
  • In 2019, we were crowned best dementia-friendly hospital in the country and shortlisted at the Health Service Journal Awards for organisation of the year.

Staff benefits

  • Our location: you can access beautiful countryside, historic towns and villages and bustling city life all nearby. With good schools, nature reserves and cultural attractions on our doorstep, and both London and Brighton easily accessible too, there’s something for everyone nearby.
  • On-site nursery
  • Free on-site car parking for staff
  • On-site Boots and WHSmith shops
  • Restaurant facilities
  • Full educational library services
  • Excellent rail and bus links
  • Metrobus, local bus operator offer all new staff one month's free travel to East Surrey Hospital when they first join (please visit the Metrobus website for details and terms and conditions)
  • Lockable storage for cycles
  • NHS pension scheme
  • A huge range of Health Service Discounts at hundreds of big brands from holidays to gadgets and restaurants to retail.

Kitchen Porter - band 2

Hours: Between 07.00-20.00 (7.5hr Shifts)

Contract: Substantive 37.5hrs

An opportunity has arisen to work in the catering department at East Surrey Hospital. We are looking for an enthusiastic motivated team player with a flexible approach to work and excellent customer service.

This role is based in the Catering Department at East Surrey Hospital. We have a busy Restaurant, catering for staff & visitors to the hospital, and feed over 750 patients a day.

We are looking for someone who can be flexible in their working hours, to cover the following shifts: 07.00-15.00, 08.00-16.00, 09.00-17.00, 10.00-18.30 or 11.30-20.00, on the basis of working 37.5 hours a week over 5 days, over a 3 week rotation, this will include working 2 weekends out of 3. Shift patterns will vary week to week and be published three weeks in advance.

The main duties will involve maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the kitchen, cleaning kitchen equipment and using the dishwashers to clean crockery, cutlery, pots & pans.

Duties will include working on the service belt plating up patient meals, cleaning meal trollies, stocking up cleaning sundries and collecting goods form the stores. On occasion you will be required to cover the catering assistant role producing salads, sandwiches, fruit salads and assisting the chefs with food production.

You will be required to comply with food safety policies, procedures and current legislation, so previous catering experience would be an advantage, but not essential, as training will be provided.

You will need to ensure you give a high quality; professional service to staff and visitors at all times.

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Caroline Given or Steve Buck on extension 6531/2670.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the first pay step within the band when they start with the Trust (unless they have previous relevant NHS continuous service), thereafter individuals will progress up the pay steps in accordance with NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions. For part time roles you will receive a pro rata'd (proportional) salary payment based on the appropriate pay step/point and hours worked in accordance with AfC and all medical and dental terms and conditions.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust operate a 24 hour 365 day a year service and all nursing, clinical and operational roles will require staff to work 24/7 shifts (if required) unless you are specifically advised otherwise as part of the recruitment process.

On rare occasions some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date.

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