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Catering Assistant – Hospice based

Job Reference: J105-HR0083

Sue Ryder
Support Services
£8.21 per hour plus enhancements

Catering Assistant – Hospice based

Leckhampton Court Hospice, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 0QJ
£8.21 per hour + enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working

30 hours per week, permanent,Job share also considered

Between 0700 to 1900

4 – 5 days per week

Shift rota including weekends, evening to 1900 and bank holidays

Do you enjoying cooking and want to work in a lively, supportive team? We can't think of a better place to develop your skills than at Leckhampton Hospice. It's passionate and supportive and you'll be helping to create a warm and comfortable experience for our patients, visitors and staff.


Duties include:
Taking food orders from patients;

Assisting in the preparation of meals and refreshments;

Assisting in serving meals and refreshments;

Ensuring the kitchen is kept clean and equipment maintained.

To be successful in this role you will need to be flexible with excellent people, team working and communication skills. Specific catering experience is not necessary as full training will be provided but general cooking abilities are important. You must have (or be willing to obtain on commencement of employment) a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate and be competent in IT use.

Leckhampton Court is a Sue Ryder hospice, based in Gloucestershire. We’re here for people aged 18 and over living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. It provides the only specialist hospice care inpatient unit in the county of Gloucestershire. We offer a range of support, from inpatient care in our 16-bed hospice, set in the foot of the Cotswold Hills and surrounded by beautiful countryside, to day services and Hospice at Home which helps people stay at home longer and offers respite to carers.


Benefits include:

• Company pension scheme
• 25 days holiday - rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays
• Option to buy and sell up to five days holiday

• Competitive enhanced pay for nights 30%, weekends 45% and public holidays 60%
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
• Enhanced sick pay
• Corporate discount with hundreds of retailers and services
• Staff discount of 15% on new goods online at
• Cash referral bonus scheme up to £1000
• Salary sacrifice car scheme
• Online Wellbeing Centre
• Free Will writing service
• Staff finance loans
• Free uniform
• Carers leave policy
• Subsidised onsite meals and drinks
• Structured induction programme and learning and development opportunities


Due to a limited public transport service, own transport is essential.

Subject to DBS check and on-boarding checks.

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

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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.

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