General Catering Assistant (Bank)

St Michaels Hospice

General Catering Assistant (Bank)


St Michaels Hospice, Harrogate

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 2d13596007ac477280c49cac8afc31ca

Full Job Description

An exciting opportunity for a General Assistant to work alongside the organisations Head Chef to maintain high standards of food quality and assist in ensuring the smooth operation of our catering services.

Key responsibilities will include simple food preparation - ensuring that the production, preparation and presentation of food are of the highest quality at all times, general cleaning duties, and supporting meal delivery while adhering to food hygiene standards., Supporting the Head Chef delivering consistently high-quality food and handling purchase orders. Work with the team to provide catering services to Patients, Visitors and staff according to their needs, ensuring that food hygiene standards are maintained.

Key Tasks

· Simple daily food preparation and duties assigned by the Head Chef/Chef on Duty to meet the standard and the quality set by the Hospice.

· General Cleaning duties

· Ensure food is produced on time, consistently and accurately.

· Follow the instructions from the Head Chef/Chef on Duty to complete tasks.

· Ensure that the production, preparation and presentation of food are of the highest quality at all times.

· Follow health codes and cleanliness standards in the food storage areas and kitchen.

· Ensure a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verify all food products are properly date organised for quality assurance.

· Operate and maintain all department equipment and report any malfunctions.

· Set up rooms for Functions/Clear these Functions

· Support with meal delivery.

· Wash - up and Clean down.

· Carry out any other duties as required by management.

· Establishing and maintaining effective interdepartmental working relationships.

· To carry out the role in accordance with the law, the Hospice philosophy, and the Hospice policies on equality of opportunity and collective responsibility.

The above tasks are indicative of the role to be carried out. They may change from time to time in consultation with the post holder and in line with service need.

· Hold or have held a Food Hygiene Certificate

· Or update to level 2 food Hygiene certificate

Preferable experience

· Of Catering - working in a kitchen to a high standard

Essential Knowledge Skill

§ Basic kitchen skills

§ Good Communication skills

§ Good interpersonal skills

§ Knowledge of health and Safety at work

§ Knowledge of food hygiene requirements

§ Able to work without supervision

§ Able to work in an organised manner

Essential Attributes

· Full understanding of and strong commitment to confidentiality

§ Good team working skills

§ Approachable

§ Flexible in attitude to work

§ Understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity procedures,

  • Do you hold or have held a Food Hygiene Certificate ?

  • How many years relevant experience do you have?

  • Please share any relevant experience you have that complement the needs of this role (Please provide detail up to 250 words):

  • Looking at the person specification, please tell us how you meet the knowledge and skills requirements for this role including specific examples of how you feel this meets the requirements of this role (Please provide detail up to 250 words)

    · Comprehensive Induction Programme

  • · Refer a friend bonus scheme

    · Lifestyle discounts and savings

    · Access to staff support

    · Free DBS check

    · Free car parking at Crimple House location.

    You will be joining an organisation that is driven, caring, and responsive and you will be playing an important role in enabling us to provide our highly valued services to the people of Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, and District.

    At North Yorkshire Hospice Care we believe that children, young people and adults should never experience abuse of any kind. Every member of our organisation has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all who encounter our services. We aim to keep people safe and to operate our services in a way that protects them; to make reporting concerns as easy as possible and respond quickly; to listen to all worries and work in partnership with individuals and agencies. All our staff and volunteers receive annual training on both adults and children/young people's safeguarding. This impacts our recruitment processes and we have adopted a number of safer recruitment practices, which our HR and People team can talk through with you.

    We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age, or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks being obtained including but not limited to identity checks, DBS clearance at an appropriate level for the role, verification of right to work in the UK, employment references and employment history. Costs of pre-employment checks will be met by the organisation.

    North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just 'B', Saint Michael's Hospice, and Talking Spaces. North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2121179).

    Our Values at Work

    North Yorkshire Hospice Care is clear about who we are, what we do and why we do it. It is our vision; mission and values that underpin this understanding and all three of these areas continue to evolve as we develop in response to the changing world around us.

    We have re-examined our values with our stakeholders seeking to define a sense of who we are today. The result? A set of 10 values/behaviours that crystallize this thinking and act as a yardstick for our thinking and actions.

    This shared set of values helps guide our decisions, actions and behaviours and is at the core of our collective aspiration to live in a community where everyone gets the care they need to live their last years, months and days with respect and dignity.

    NB: This list is not exclusive or exhaustive but captures those values/behaviours currently at the top of our agenda.