Ward Based Catering Assistant

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

The hours for this post are an average of 20.8 per week, 12.15-18.15 Thursday - Weds. 7 days on, 7 days off. 

As a Catering Assistant you will be based mainly in the prep meal kitchen.You will deal with a high volume of patients whilst still maintaining the high quality and service standards required.  You will have a proven track record of working in a similar establishment with a team of catering staff, with a ‘can do attitude'.  You will ensure that our patients will receive a prompt efficient service, quality food and products ensuring that you deliver a friendly attitude.

Applicants will have the ability to work as part of a team, have good interpersonal skills, and 1st class patient service skills relevant to this post.

An Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate is desirable for this post however full training will be given and you will be expected to sit your Food Hygiene Certificate within 3 months of taking up post if you don't already process this.

You will be required to achieve the mandatory Induction standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland and to comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment.

The post holders will report to the Facilities  Supervisors  for the National Treatment Centre and will have  day to day responsibility to  ensure that all  cleaning standards, procedures & process are followed.  

There maybe occasions where  you could be asked to work in the Raigmore Hospital site.

Previous experience desirable although full training will be provided for the successful candidate. 

You will need to be flexible, committed and have a positive attitude to your work. 

Informal enquiries to: Susan Stewart Facilities Support Manager. Susan.stewart6@nhs.scot


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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