The role :
The Catering assistant role involves serving meals to patients, staff and visitors whilst maintaining a clean and hygienic environment in both the serveries and main kitchen, the role also involves recording food temperatures, cleaning activities and all other relevant paperwork in line with company policy.
Duties include :
Providing a good quality catering service to patients and staff from a centralised kitchen which produces approximately 600 meals daily whist maintaining a clean and hygienic environment.
Serving well balanced, nutritional, varied and well-presented meals to patients and staff.
Ensuring all stock is used in strict rotation.
Maintaining the kitchen and ancillary areas to a high standard of hygiene.
Executing all work following safe working practices.
Working to a flexible rota, thereby ensuring that the needs of the service are met at all times.
Ensuring that patients and staff receive the meals that they have chosen from the pre-ordering system and that all ethnic, religious and dietary requirements are met.
Maintaining accurate records of catering activities, particularly temperature records and all required security checks
Attending ward and department meetings when required.
Attending statutory and mandatory training.
Abiding by departmental protocols and company policies and procedures.
To be successful as a Catering assistant, you’ll need :
To be able to work on your own initiative as well as in a team in a busy kitchen environment
Ideally to have had previous experience working in a similar kitchen environment although this is not essential as training will be given
In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits :
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
Private Medical Insurance Scheme
Free meals while on duty
Carefirst Employee Assistance Services
Continuous learning and development
Personal health insurance
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-
term and respite mental healthcare.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services.
This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.