Catering assistant

Posted 20 May 2022
Salary£9.59 - £10.59 per hour + Plus enhancements
Job type Temporary
DisciplineHospitality & Catering
ContactKatrina Hyde

Job description

Catering assistant - Desborough

Start: ASAP

Hours: 08:00-16:30 working 5 days a week.

Rates: £9.59 plus enhancements for weekends.

Opus, on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council, is looking to recruit a catering assistant to work at our home in Desborough.

This role is to assist the cook in the duties of preparing and serving appetising and nutritional food/meals while maintaining a high standard of quality and hygiene.

Key Objectives:

  • To assist the cook in all preparation of food in readiness for cooking or serving.
  • Prepare the dining area for residents and assist in serving food at mealtimes.
  • Wash, clean and tidy up serving utensils, kitchen and serving areas.
  • Maintain high standards of hygiene in the kitchen and eating areas.
  • Ensure residents well-being and dignity is preserved and that they are properly safeguarded.
  • Report any concerns to the manager on duty.
  • To carry out any other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of this job description.

The skills and qualities we look for include:

  • A basic understanding of the need for people to exercise choice and control, regardless of their vulnerability.
  • Empathy, kindness and respect to residents and their families.
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work as a team member
  • Have an understanding of food hygiene and infection control.

In return for your commitment, we offer:

  • Free training
  • Holiday entitlement accrued while working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an 'internal candidate'