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Retail Catering Assistant
Retail Catering Assistant NHS Band 2 - Hospital based - Across Hull and Cottingham Work hours and days are flexible - Between 06:00-20:00, Monday to Sunday Salary: £9.50 per hour Must have Level 2 food hygiene/safety Previous Kitchen/food experience essential To assist in the provision of a comprehensive and cost-effective catering service that meets the needs of Staff, visitors and patients whilst fulfilling the objectives of the Trust. Duties will include assisting in the preparation, storage, packaging, distribution, cooking and service of meals, confectionary and other food items. To undertake a wide range of general kitchen and catering hygiene duties. To work in accordance with Food Hygiene Regulations, Codes of Practice for Caterers and all relevant Trust policies. Summary of Responsibilities Basis preparation of food items in a food safe and cost-effective manner. Ensure all food items are correctly cooked, stored, packaged, labelled and date coded. Assist in the economical use of food/ingredients and minimise waste. Meet all service timescales. Assist in the service of items for meetings, seminars and ad-hoc functions both on site and off site. Reconcile deliveries against orders and inform line manager of any anomalies. Effective service and presentation of meals and other stock items. Cash handling and use of electronic point of sale (EPOS) units (cash register) on a daily basis. Assist in ensuring that all stored food items are used within use by/best before dates. Accurate recording of temperatures including escalation if applicable. Maintain high standards of cleanliness in designated work areas within the documented cleaning and hygiene schedules - this may include ad-hoc duties delegated by line managers. Maintain high standards of personal hygiene and work wear. Timely reporting of faults to line manager. This includes service delivery, equipment, furnishing and fabric of the building. Contribute to a quality orientated, food safe environment in compliance with general Food Hygiene Regulations and associated legislation. Maintain safe systems of work and a safe working environment in accordance with Trust Health and safety policies. Compliance with departmental Food safety policy and HACCP systems including accurate completion of all required documentation, including food temperatures checks and records pertaining to the policies and procedures of the Trust's catering service. Compliance with the Catering departments Codes of Practice document and Equipment manual guidelines. To assist with all aspects of the departmental security. To assist in the mechanical or manual washing processing of all crockery, cutlery and utensils associated with the service throughout the day. Work to the agreed Trust and Departmental standards. To assist in the transferring and storage of supplies and deliveries following correct lifting and handling procedures. Attend Trust and Departmental briefings. Occasional driving of Trust vehicle both on and off Trust property (Full UK driving license required for this aspect of the role). Maintain complete confidentiality in accordance with Trust policies. Use of electronic software programmes ie health roster, stock ordering system/menu planning on a regular basis. If you are interested and meet the above criteria, please send your CV to (url removed) or call the Commercial team on (phone number removed) if you have any queries. Due to the high volume of CVs we are currently receiving, we are unable to reply to each application. If you have not heard from us within 10 days, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note: Prestige Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer with 30 years of service within the recruitment & staffing sector