Catering Assistant

  • Job Reference: 152281
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
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  • Location: Lanarkshire (ML2 0DP), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £18,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Catering Assistant

University Hospital Wishaw

Wishaw, ML2 0DP

Various Shifts available: 

20 Hours flexible between 10.15am - 8pm Monday - Friday Permanent

8 hours Saturady & Sunday

20 hours flexible  between 10.15am - 8pm FTC Maternity Cover 12 months


Here at Serco we're looking for a Catering Assistant to join us at University Hospital Wishaw. Working as part of our Catering team, you will deliver of a range of food and beverages in line with Food Hygiene legislation and Serco policies and procedures to meet the nutritional needs of Patients, Staff, and users of Wishaw General Hospital services.


As the Catering Assistant, you will assist in the preparation, production, heating and reheating of food for patients, staff and visitors. Please be aware that this role involves working in all areas of the catering department including freezers, fridges and cold rooms and you will be expected to load and unload food and beverage trolleys in a range of locations. As well as catering duties, you will clean all areas of the catering department and equipment, and record and sign off the required records using paper or electronic equipment.


Administrative duties for this role include receipt and storage of supplies and receipt and issues of stock for use. You will also participate in stock taking, recording volumes as required, via appropriate system including electronically, notifying supervisors immediately of any concerns regarding quantities or quality issues of products.

The Catering Assistant will communicate with patients and record on paper or using electronic equipment. This includes Ipads, individual's menu selection, standard and diets, ensuring the selection is signed off by nursing staff, delivering this information to wards and catering.



What you'll need to do the role


You will have knowledge of catering standards and related procedures, as well as strong communication skills and the ability to work with people as part of a team. You will be required to undertake on the job training and induction (this will generally take 4-6 weeks, depending on hours/days worked), to achieve full competency across a range of duties.


Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work: Working within Hospitals at Serco means that you'll play a critical role in ensuring that patients continue to receive the care they need 24/7.

A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support a hospital and we're big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, progress into team management or move into operations, you'll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.

Great people: Hospitals are busy places and you will find yourself interacting with staff, patients, visitors and of course your supportive team. You will be a significant part of the hospital.



What we offer

  • Pension - 6%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package