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Catering Assistant
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/63937/11711
  • Published: Wed 16/12/2020, 15:46 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/01/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £9.30 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Staines

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Catering Assistant

Meadowside operates a 24/7 residential service to the elderly. We have a strong team ethic where everyone works together to deliver the best possible service.

Based in a 50 - 65 bedded care home kitchen environment, you will take a professional approach when dealing with residents, staff and suppliers to ensure that catering services are delivered in a professional manner and communications are of a high quality. 

In this role you will be assisting and supporting catering staff in the day-to-day operation of the service; preparing, cooking and serving nutritional, well presented meals to meet the dietary requirements of the residents, ensuring a high standard of food preparation.

You will implement and maintain menu systems and stock control in order to ensure cost-effective use of resources and maintain kitchen equipment to agreed standards by regular checks in order to ensure an efficient delivery of the service.

You will keep the kitchen equipment clean and hygienic and will assist in monitoring the wellbeing of residents and the service provided by observation and reporting to ensure that quality standards and care plans are met.

In this role you will be working in a busy catering environment with a high degree of physical and manual tasks. Due to the nature of the role there may be some exposure to extreme temperatures. You will present a professional image, i.e. wear kitchen whites and protective footwear and observe good hygiene standards throughout.

The catering service is provided 7 days a week, 365 days a year so the you will be required to work flexibly to ensure delivery of this service, including weekends and bank holidays.

To be shortlisted for interview, your application and personal statement should evidence the following: 

  • Experience of working within a housekeeping environment
  • An ability to maintain good hygiene and cleanliness
  • Flexibility to cover additional hours as required by the home

For more information, please find the full job description attached below.

This role is based in Service Delivery, which is part of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care Directorate. The Directorate provides services to people with a range of care and support needs across Surrey. Service Delivery provides direct care services to individuals in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards.

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For an informal discussion contact Beata Gozdur on 01483 404 937 or by e-mail We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17/01/2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 18/01/2021.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

 Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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