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Patient Meals Catering Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
Part time: 21 Hours
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Hull Royal Infirmary/Castle Hill Hospital
£17,652 - £19,020 ** PA PR
25/02/2020 23:59

The post will cover Patient Meal Services at both Castle Hill Hospital (CHH) and Hull Royal Infirmary (HRI) with occasional work within Patient Meals Production Unit (CHH) but will be predominantly ward based.

The successful candidates will have planned daily shifts, but these are subject to change, changes would be verbally agreed by line managers during roster planning. All the below posts are on a two week roster pattern. Specific details of the roster pattern can be gained by contacting the department.

The department operates from 06:00 through to 18:30 7 days a week including public holidays, the above posts will predominantly work 08:00-13:30 and 15:00-18:30 and include weekends as part of the pattern.

Post A – 21hrs over a 2 week rolling roster pattern.


Week 1 – Tuesday 8.00 – 13.30pm HRI, Wednesday 8.00 – 13.30pm HRI, Friday 8.00 – 13.30pm HRI, Saturday 8.00 – 13.30pm & 15.00 – 18.30pm HRI, Sunday 8.00 – 13.30pm HRI = 28.5hrs

Week 2 – Tuesday 15.00 – 18.30pm CHH, Friday 8.00 -13.30pm HRI, Saturday 8.00-13.30pm CHH = 13.5hrs



The post holder will assist in the provision of a comprehensive and cost-effective catering service that meets the needs of all patients whilst fulfilling the objectives of the Trust.

To provide a full range of high quality ward catering services including the regeneration and attractive presentation of a wide range of cook-freeze food items.

Duties will include the preparation, storage, packaging, distribution, regeneration and service of patient meals. Regularly handling frozen, chilled and cooked food items whilst standing for prolonged periods of time.

Ensure all patient meals are accurate and served in a timely manner.

To undertake a wide range of general kitchen and catering hygiene duties at ward level.

To work in accordance with Food Hygiene Regulations, Codes of Practice for Caterers and all relevant Trust policies.

You must be able to demonstrate good customer/patient care skills, and have a basic knowledge of food service and food hygiene.

Flexibility to work between Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary is essential.

Please note: The role does involve physical work in an area with varying temperatures.

** Salary relates to year 2 of 3 year NHS pay deal

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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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Joanne Tock, Patient Meals Team Leader or Adriana Verschoor, Patient Meals Team Leader