General Assistant - Joseph Hadlum court

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/773188/81598HE
  • Date Posted: 30 April 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Ashford
  • Salary: £8.91 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £8.91 - £8. 91
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

General Assistant 

Are you looking for a new challenge? For a rewarding job where you have the opportunity to make a real difference? Would you like to contribute to the greater good of the healthcare field? If so, then we would love to hear from you! 

A new opportunity has arisen for a General Assistant to join the Medirest Family. We are looking for new members to join our highly dedicated Catering team, who deliver outstanding catering services for patients and visitors. 

As a General Assistant you would provide a warm and welcoming environment for patients and visitors alike, every day is different and by facilitating customers nutrition and hydration needs, you can make a real difference! 

Job Description

General Assistant 

  • £8.91 per hour, 16 hours per week 
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork 
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you 
  • Pension contribution  
  • Shift Pattern: working 16hours  flexible 
More about the role:
  • Cook and serve any meals in correct order as detailed in your daily duties. 
  • To ensure that all food is cooked, handled and presented to the correct standard, and that the correct temperature is reached and recorded in accordance with Food Handling and Hygiene Regulations.
  • To maintain records of temperatures and remedial action taken where necessary.
  • To clean all work areas during and after use and remove all waste to the appropriate area.
  • To correctly record and dispose of all waste including uneaten regenerated food compiling with the Housing waste  policy. (This food must not be consumed or stored for later use).
  • To assist in the security of stock at all times and to ensure that an effective system of recording stock movements is maintained.
  • Use machinery as shown and taught, ensuring that the equipment is used safely and in accordance with training, current regulations and company policies.
  • To comply with all Health and Safety legislation which is laid out in the companies Health & Safety Manual, (COSHH procedures in the selection, use and recovery of cleaning chemicals and manual handling etc.)
  • Ensure hygiene levels are maintained in accordance with current legislation and provide a safe environment for customers and staff.
Who you are:
  • Awareness of food & hygiene standards  
  • Passionate about customer care, with the ability to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and healthcare staff.  
  •  Able to work under pressure, individually and as part of a team with a flexible approach to meet the needs of the business.  
  • Confident working in a hospital environment and aware at times you will come in contact with patients that are particularly unwell or showing signs of distress.  
  •  It doesn't matter if you've never worked as a General Assistant before. What does matter to us the most, is taking pride in what you do and a willingness to learn and go the extra mile for our customers 
  • This position is subject to a Disclosure & Baring Service check; costs met by the employer. 
Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Medirest is the specialist healthcare operating company of Compass Group UK & Ireland, providing a full range of hotel services, including staff, patient and visitor catering, domestics, portering, security and reception, at over 130 NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.