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Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant
Organisation Recruiting: 
North Yorkshire Hospice Care
Closing Date: 
Friday, 1 July, 2022
£19,133 per annum
Contract Type: 
Job Description: 

We are looking for a passionate individual with cooking experience to support our catering team in providing a professional level of food and service to our hospice patients, visitors, and team at North Yorkshire Hospice Care.

The successful candidate would be able to demonstrate good cooking ability, ensuring food is produced on time to a high standard. An understanding of food hygiene is crucial, with candidates expected to hold or have previously held a Food Hygiene Certificate. You will have an awareness of kitchen health and safety, which will aid you in operating kitchen equipment securely.

You will be a personable and warm individual, able to maintain productive working relationships with other departments. In the absence of the Catering Manager, you will be able to support the Kitchen Porters to maintain effective day-to-day operations, working with a respectful and positive attitude.

As part of our focus on professional development, we are also working with local training partners to offer opportunities to gain catering qualifications.

Have you been recommended to this role by a current employee as part of our recommend a friend scheme? Don’t forget to let us know after clicking apply.

Benefits include:

• 35 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays, pro-rata).
• Comprehensive Induction Programme.
• Refer a friend bonus scheme
• Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 8%
• Employee Assistance Programme.
• Access to staff support.
• Free group life assurance.
• Free DBS check.
• Free car parking at Hospice office sites.

You will be joining an organisation that is driven, caring, and responsive and you will be playing an important role in enabling us to provide our highly valued services to the people of Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, and District.

At North Yorkshire Hospice Care we believe that children, young people and adults should never experience abuse of any kind. Every member of our organisation has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all who encounter our services. We aim to keep people safe and to operate our services in a way that protects them; to make reporting concerns as easy as possible and respond quickly; to listen to all worries and work in partnership with individuals and agencies. All our staff and volunteers receive annual training on both adults and children/young people’s safeguarding. This impacts our recruitment processes and we have adopted a number of safer recruitment practices, which our HR and People team can talk through with you.

We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age, or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks being obtained including successful applicants being required to undertake a DBS Check suitable for the role that you will be performing. Disclosure expenses will be met by the employer.

North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’, Saint Michael’s Hospice, and Talking Spaces. North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2121179).

For more information on the role, please contact us on or on 01423 879687 and we can arrange for you to have an informal discussion, or please click the website link below, where a full Job Description is available and you can apply. Please be aware we reserve the right to close a vacancy early if a suitable candidate is identified.

Telephone screening will take place soon after application with successful candidates being invited for an interview, which will take place in Harrogate.

Phone Number: 
01423 879687