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Bank Catering Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 2
Flexible working
Job ref
Lancaster RLI
£18,005 - £19,337 Pro rata
Salary period
27/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

The catering department are looking to recruit Bank Catering Assistants for duties in their busy department.

You will be working for a department that is committed to the ongoing development of their staff.

You should have working knowledge of a busy food environment and ideally hold your Foundation food hygiene certificate, full training, and support will be given on induction.

Main duties will include working in various production areas, pan wash, pot wash, dining and service areas, serving patient meals on wards and maintaining their workplace in a clean and hygienic manner.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a counter service to staff, patients and visitors that is customer focused in Trust restaurants and cafes with responsibility for Cash handling and Card payments at authorised pay points.
  • Follow food safety legislation and complete all relevant Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points documentation.
  • Be responsible for replenishing counter and food service areas, rotating in accordance with Use by and Best before dates ensuring stock is fresh and appetising.
  • To be responsible for stock control and replenishing items for vending machines across the site ensuring all vending machines clean and in good order, reporting any faults immediately to line manager.
  • To be responsible for the 24hr patient snack and discharge bag fridge daily ensuring products have 2 days shelf life on fresh products.
  • Clean and refill hot drinks machines ensuring correct food products, cleaning products and cleaning cycles are used.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Numerical and literacy
  • Understanding of the english language
Desirable criteria
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Knowledge of COSHH


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of cleaning
  • Experience of working in a hospital environment
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of cleaning in a food establishment

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Physically be able to move meal trolleys, floor scrubbing machine
  • Able to deal with internal and external communication, face to face and over the phone
  • Commitment to undertake addition training as required for the post
Desirable criteria
  • Able to communicate within a team
  • Knowledge of customer service
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ian Cottam
Job title
Deputy Catering Manager
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