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Catering Assistant

Band 2

Main area
317 Catering - FH
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 20 hours per week (4-8pm working 5 days out of 7)
Job ref
317-2023-21-25-DR
Site
Freeman Hospital
Town
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary
£22,383 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
08/06/2023 23:59
Interview date
16/06/2023

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen within the catering department at The Freeman Hospital to join the large catering team to prepare and provide patient meals. The team will be responsible for the cleanliness of the department in line with food hygiene regulations and trust policies.

 4pm-8pm working 5 days out of 7 including 2 weekends out of 3.

  • Interview Date 16/06/23
  • 20 Hours/ per week 
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

 

 

Main duties of the job

  • Setting up of the Patient meal belt prior to service
  • Serving Patient meals while following Food Hygiene Regulations and Monitoring Food wastage
  • Working within Central dish-wash stripping meal trollies and cleaning of cutlery/crockery
  • General cleaning duties within the department
  • At all times following food hygiene and trust policy regulations

 

 

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting in the efficient and effective preparation and service of food and beverages to patients, staff and visitors including the associated cleaning and hygiene related duties.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Allergen Awareness Qualification
  • Full Clean Driving Licence

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of good food hygiene practices
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in NHS Catering

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldVeteran AwareArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Iain Clarke
Job title
Deputy Trust Catering Manager
Email address
iain.clarke2@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 9177400