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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/11/2021.

Catering Assistant - band 2

Job Reference: 326-3570599-SR

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill
£19,039 - £20,371 Per Annum including high cost al

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.

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:

  • We’ve been named the 2021 Acute NHS Trust of the Year, in the annual Health Service (HSJ) Journal Awards for our clear ambition and vision and a significant improvement journey over a number of years’.
  • 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.

An opportunity has arisen to work in the Catering Department at East Surrey Hospital.

We are looking for enthusiastic motivated team players with a flexible approach to work and excellent customer service.

Hours: BETWEEN 07.00-20.00

Contract: Substantive 37.5hours per week

Grade: BAND 2

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.

This role is Employed cover, shifts are Monday-Sunday, 7.5 hour shifts, 5 days a week, working some weekends . Shifts can start from 7.00 and the latest finishing at 20.00, a flexible approach is vital for this position..

The role can involve various duties of serving customers, patients, visitors, staff and working in the main kitchen, restaurant, stores or menu clerk. This role is a varied position, full training will be given.

Duties include cleaning, dishwashing, food preparation, stock replenishment, on occasion food counter service, collating patient meal numbers, working in menu clerk.

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.

The successful candidate will need to ensure they give a high quality; professional service to staff and visitors at all times.

To apply please log onto NHS jobs and search using the headings above.

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


For further details / informal visits contact:

Steve Buck

ext 2670

The Trust is committed to being an inclusive employer - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. As an employer we offer a range of benefits including, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement networks, facilities and services to support staff well being.

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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