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Relief Catering Assistant at Rotherlea

Job Description

Are you passionate about food?

Shaw healthcare are currently recruiting for a Catering Assistant to deliver a quality of catering assistance to support our service users in line with our care principles of 'wellness, happiness, and kindness' from our Kitchen. You will work under the direction of a Senior Cook and Cook to work together as a Catering Team to ensure that the physical, social, psychological and emotional needs of our service users are met.

Job Requirements

What is the salary?

A typical catering assistant earns £7.20 per hour but this can vary according to your experience level.

What will I be doing?

  • Catering and serving food and drink to service users and others as directed by the Senior Cook and Cook;
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of food preparation areas and its equipment whilst adhering to all legislative requirements in respect of  Health & Safety;
  • Provide sufficient supplies of clean crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils for each meal service;
  • Use all cleaning materials as directed, paying particular attention to COSHH regulated products;
  • The ability to effectively communicate with care staff, service users and visitors;

  As the role involves working with vulnerable people your employment will be subject to appropriate pre-employment checks including referencing and Disclosure and Barring Service check.

What kind of a person do I need to be?

It is essential you are reliable, responsible, possess excellent English language skills, have good communication skills, enjoy catering, have good customer service, sales and telephone skills, be flexible, friendly and hardworking.

We do not ask for previous experience, although experience in a similar catering role would be an advantage. With regular work patterns, and of course we do operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year so you will need to be flexible with you hours of work, as well as your attitude and approach.  

Company Overview

Shaw healthcare has grown from its origin as a registered housing association to one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers largely through partnerships with public agencies responsible for both health and social care.

We are unique as a major healthcare provider in being 74% owned by its staff and 26% by its former parent company Shaw healthcare (Homes) Ltd.

Shaw has forged successful partnerships with Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Social Care teams across England and Wales, developing care services and facilities for people with specific needs at the request of care commissioners.

We provide a spectrum of services from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.

Shaw now employs over 4,600 people to provide care to over 3,000 individuals in registered care homes, hospitals, supported living arrangements, retirement schemes and domiciliary care settings.

We have links with UK universities to research and develop leading edge care practice and as a learning organisation we are committed to supporting the on-going training and education of all our staff.