Food Service Assistant Full-time Jobs 2022 Salary £20,270 – £21,318 a year

Food Service Assistant Full-time Jobs 2022 Salary £20,270 – £21,318 a year

Food Service Assistant Full-time Jobs


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£20,270 – £21,318 a year

Work Settings
Disability confident
Job type


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Employee discount
Free parking

Full Job Description


Band 2

Main area
Estates & Facilities
Band 2
Part time – 35 hours per week
Job ref
£20,270 – £21,318 per annum pro rata
Salary period
19/10/2022 23:59

Job overview


We require proactive and hardworking staff to work as part of a team within Catering Services.

The role involves being an integrated part of the ward team providing Food and beverage services to the patients and maintaining the highest standard of cleaning to food preparation areas at ward level, ensuring at all times the highest degree of cleanliness, safety and care.

Hours of work are 35 per week 7.30am to 3pm on a rota basis which will include weekends and bank holidays.


Main duties of the job


In addition to the below summary , you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Food Service experience is desirable though full training will be given. Responsibilities will include Food and Beverage services to patients at ward level and daily cleaning tasks such as hard floors, equipment such as dishwashers, fixtures and fittings Replenishment of disposable commodities, i.e., soap, gel and hand towels as required and the removal of waste from ward kitchens to designated collection points.


Working for our organisation


Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

Our Team is tight knit and work well together.

Free parking for staff is available on site as well as a subsidised staff restaurant which is open 7am-11pm 7 days a week.

Annual Leave starts at 27 days a year plus bank holidays. There are also a number of staff discounts via NHS Discounts website.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

CATERING Service Duties

Inform patients about the Hospital’s food offer and the procedure for any ad-hoc requests and help them to make an informed choice from the range of foods and beverages.

Order food using the hospital’s electronic ordering devices.

Liaise with nurses, caterers and dieticians to ensure patients food, nutrition/clinical needs and preferences are identified and met.

Identify patients not eating sufficiently to the Nurse in Charge.

Ensure appropriate feedback is given on the patient’s food service experience e.g. quality, quantity and choice.

Provide information to the next food service assistant who is on duty using the guidelines provided to ensure a seamless service.

Store food in accordance with manufactured guidelines and food safety legislation.

Offer patients a choice of hot & cold beverages, as and when required a minimum of 5 times a day.

Ensure a regular supply of fresh water is provided to each patient throughout the day.

Serve the patients their choice and portion size of main dish, vegetables and accompaniments in an appealing and appetising way. Offer second portions if required.

Ensure patients with special dietary requirements receive the appropriate food following liaison with the dietician or nurse.

Identify appropriate meal choices to meet patient’s needs/preferences.

Movement of food to wards/RDU as required adhering to food safety legislation.

Maintain adequate stock levels to meet the needs of the patient e.g. milk, bread, tea, coffee, cereal, and preserves.

Identify shortages of crockery and cutlery to the Facilities Team Leader.

Ensure an appropriate supply of crockery and cutlery is available.

Ensure efficient and safe use of cleaning equipment.

Prepare the patients eating environment (day room/bedside table) to the standards stipulated in the ward manual according to where the patient wishes to eat, to ensure a relaxed environment.

Clear cutlery/crockery and clean dayroom/bedside table following service promptly.

Clean all surfaces and equipment in the kitchen according to the daily cleaning schedule.

Carry out daily and weekly cleaning tasks as directed through the cleaning schedules and complete the required paperwork.

Person specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
  • Knowledge of cleaning/hygiene COSHH procedures
  • Ability to undertake NVQ level 2 in food service
  • Knowledge or ability to understand working practices for providing a patient food service


Essential criteria

  • Previous experience of working in a customer/patient focused environment.
  • Principles and criterion of Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), COSHH


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit:

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.


  • Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.


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Full Job Description

This role will require work with open-food. For hygiene reasons, successful applicants must be non-nail biters.


Duties & Responsibilities:

What our customers enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and anything in between – is your main responsibility. You’ll use your excellent relationship building skills, make recommendations and prepare food. How our customers view you will, ultimately, be how they view Waitrose.


Job Requirements:

You’re always putting yourself in our customers’ shoes, thinking on your feet to provide them with a personal experience that they love every time they visit Waitrose. Your energy, pace and love of food shines through every minute of every day.


Required essential skills, experience and qualifications:

You don’t wait to be told, you’re self sufficient and full of energy. You drop everything for your customers – they are your number one focus and you use your judgement to make sure every customer you interact with leaves feeling they matter most to us. Please give details of any Catering and/or Hospitality skills, qualifications or experience in your application.


Additional Information:

As a Partner you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, subsidised food in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.


We request that candidates only apply for this position if you can fully commit to the advertised working hours and the full term of the contract and can also provide valid documentation of entitlement to work on the Channel Islands as issued by the States Offices or we will be unable to proceed with your application.


Please consider the following when making your application:

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early
  • Print off the job description now if you require it


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