Catering Assistant

Organisation
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Reference
VAC-198687
Location
Stockport
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Job Type
Expiry Date
28/07/2021

Catering Assistant

 

Band 2

Main area Catering
Grade Band 2
Contract Permanent
Hours Part time - 12.5 hours per week
Job ref 362-A-21-3263667

Site Stepping Hill Hospital
Town Stockport
Salary £18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Salary period Yearly
Closing 22/07/2021 23:59
Interview date 28/07/2021

 

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen’ are at the heart of everything we do, and come from our promise:  ‘Making a difference every day.’ They drive the behaviour and actions for everyone in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

 

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

We Care

  • About each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • The communities we serve
  • The environment
  • We support them and deliver on their promises

We Respect

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners
  • We are kind and helpful, and we expect the same in return

We Listen to

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners
  • We act and learn from what we hear

 

Job overview

We are seeking to appoint a catering assistant to join our excellent catering team based at Stepping Hill Hospital, the applicants must be enthusiastic and self motivated.

Main duties of the job

The main duties for the successful applicants are wide ranging and in brief cover the following :

To be part of the team involved in maintaining the extremely high standards of hygiene within the department following departmental cleaning sheets and guidelines.

To serve on the patient conveyor belt making up patient food orders.

To deliver patient food trolleys to the wards.

To serve within the staff visitor outlets including the tills.

To assist making up salads and sandwiches as required.

To assist working on the dish washer.

To carry out any general food prep or cleaning around the site as required by the management team.

 

Working for our organisation

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services for children and adults across Stockport and the High Peak, as well as community health services for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop. Stepping Hill Hospital treats over 500,000 patients per year and community health services are run across 24 sites in Stockport and 17 sites in Tameside and Glossop.

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focussed workforce.

We are constantly improving how we work with staff and this is reflected in the awards we have been awarded, which can be viewed on our website.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Hours of work are 2.5 hour shifts with a 15 minute break between the hours of 7:25am and 10:10am Monday to Sunday on a rota basis.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person specification

experience

Essential criteria

similar role

Desirable criteria

willingness to learn

skills

Essential criteria

manual dexterity

Desirable criteria

ability to work at speed

knowledge

Essential criteria

understanding food safety

Desirable criteria

food safety training

qualifications

Essential criteria

basic literacy

Desirable criteria

level 2 food hygiene

Applicants are encouraged to read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description and person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to assist you in completing your application.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 

Please note that all correspondence will be via your NHS Jobs account. Unfortunately we are not able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Please also note that Stockport NHS Foundation Trust are unable to refund Interview expenses or re-location costs.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds and we strive to reflect the community we serve in our diverse workforce. Our "two tick" kite mark guarantees a candidate with a disability, who fulfills the essential criteria, an interview at the Trust. We can make reasonable adjustments, and offer support and advice in a variety of ways on request.