General Catering Assistant

Job Description

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To support the Chef Manager in the preparation, service and clearing up of the on-site meals service in accordance with the policy of HCL, including transported meals if appropriate to the Unit.

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
  • Undertake basic cooking of food as required by the Chef Manager to the standards specified by HCL. Maintain standards of food handling, food hygiene and cleanliness in line with HCL’s Food Safety Management System (FSMS).
  • Assist with serving meals and cleaning duties as required by the Chef Manager within the kitchen or dining room, including general washing up and clearing away.
  • Ensure that all food is prepared, cooked and served in strict accordance with the HCL published menu and with the Government’s School Food Standards.
  • Assist in the delivery of any special dietary, emergency and hospitality catering, as required.
  • Understand and work within HCL Policies and Procedures as set out in the HCL Food Safety Management System (FSMS) and the Health & Safety Policy.
  • Handle cash accurately and ensure all monies are properly accounted for. Work with Smart Card and Biometric systems, if required.
The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
HCL is committed to openness and equality of opportunity in every activity, from the way we employ staff to the way we deliver services. It is a central responsibility of managers and employees of the company to ensure that every individual that we come into contact with is treated with dignity and respect. An HCL Employee Handbook will be given to all staff, and a full briefing on the contents of the policy is included in induction.

DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE
Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to HCL. The company expects employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable HCL to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a DBS check or Basic Disclosure. You must ensure that the appropriate form is completed and returned as requested by the Joining Team, as this will form a contractual requirement.

If you require a criminal record check, you must allow the company to retain a copy of the disclosure certificate within your personal file.

If you fail to disclose any caution, reprimand or conviction which is later identified on your DBS check you may be subject to disciplinary action and HCL has the right to suspend or dismiss you. Please note that additional information referring to the Disclosure and Barring Service is in the guidance notes to the application form. If you are invited to an interview you will receive more information

HEALTH AND SAFETY
It will be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for the Health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
HCL is committed to giving you every opportunity to pursue your own personal development, raise your standards of performance and enhance your career prospects. It is vital that you recognise that learning is a personal responsibility and therefore HCL expect you to take an active part in your learning and development.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
As a self-motivated individual, you will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a team. It is an essential part of the role that you will have a strong understanding of the importance of Health and Safety as well as high standards of hygiene and a neat and tidy appearance. You will be willing to be fully involved in providing an excellent service to the customer, including on the job training if necessary.

The ability to communicate fluently with customers in accurate spoken and written English is essential for the post.


Previous applicants need not apply. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date depending on the amount of applications.