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Catering Assistant

Grade A

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Grade A
Full time - 30 hours per week
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Yeovil District Hospital
£19,940 per annum pro rata
Salary period
07/02/2023 23:59

This advert for a vacancy with Simply Serve Limited appears under the authority of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Job overview

Our busy Catering Department is looking for enthusiastic and adaptable  Catering Assistants to join our busy Catering team working 30 hours each week.

The Catering Team delivers a high quality catering and retail service to staff and patients throughout the hospital. The working hours for the role are:


Main duties of the job

You will provide a range of support to our catering team which includes picking patient food orders, food deliveries, retail services, cleaning services, front servery & operating till systems.

Food Safety Level 2 food hygiene qualification would be desirable but full training will be provided.


Working for our organisation

Yeovil Hospital is an ambitious and friendly Trust that is proud to provide acute care for a population of more than 225,000 people in South Somerset, North and West Dorset and parts of Mendip. The hospital has 345 beds, a busy Emergency Department, a variety of outpatient and diagnostics services, and a private patients’ wing which offers a personal service in state-of-the-art clinical facilities, with all profits being invested back into NHS healthcare.

Yeovil Hospital’s iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care, patient and employee experience, has attracted national interest and is embedded in everything we do, following our vision to care for our patients as if they are one of our family. The Trust’s shared vision has led to our staff rating Yeovil Hospital the best in England for employee health and wellbeing for the third year running in the annual NHS staff survey 2020.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Earn up to £13.23 per hour (for shifts attracting unsocial hours enhancements), 25 days paid holiday plus bank holiday allowance, enhanced sick pay scheme and a wide range of NHS discounts with both local and national businesses.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification

Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
  • Have a good understanding of the English language, both spoken and written


Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working in an NHS catering or similar environment
  • Knowledge of retail operations


Desirable criteria
  • GCSE in Maths and English or equivalent

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability confident employer

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Derek James
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Lead Chef
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