Patient Catering Assistant

Various Shifts available: 12 Hours Casual – 6-month FTC

26.25 Hours – Two-week Rota – Week 1 Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun 12:00 – 8:00pm. Week 2 – Wed/Thurs/Fri 12:00 – 8:00pm.

Location: James Cook University Hospital

Salary: £9.21PH


As the Catering Assistant you will comply with the Company’s policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective service delivery. You will undertake duties as identified by the Restaurant Manager and carry out responsibilities including preparation of food with preparation procedures, using standard recipes and portion control. You will ensure all equipment is in a clean and hygienic condition and guarantee safe working practices are maintained at all times.



What you’ll need to do the role

  • Customer focused

  • Knowledge of maintaining a clean environment

  • Professional approach

  • Ability to follow instructions safely and effectively

  • Good communication skills

  • Lifting & Handling Awareness

  • Previous catering experience

  • Understand importance of meeting Key Performance Indicators to a required standard

  • Cash handling experience


Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work: Working within soft services at Serco means that you’ll play a critical role in ensuring that patients continue to receive the care they need 24/7.

A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support a hospital and we’re big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, progress into team management or move into operations, you’ll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.

Great people: Hospitals are busy places and you will find yourself interacting with staff, patients, visitors and of course your supportive team. You will be a significant part of the hospital.


What we offer

Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.

Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.

The chance to make a positive difference to the wider public.

Interesting, varied and enjoyable work.

A company that recognises your contribution.

About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and [email protected] (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




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We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team

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