Kitchen Assistant

CAS Behavioural Health
7.65 GBP Annual
13 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Contract Type
CAS Behavioural Health is one of the UK's leading providers of specialist behavioural adult healthcare services.
St Augustine's Hospital is a 32 bed specialist mental health rehabilitation service for men. We provide state of the art facilities for service users to assist them with their return to independent living.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
•Liaise with the Hospital Manager when planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of fresh foods, as available.
•Prepare, cook and serve meals, hot and cold, as appropriate. Responsible for maintaining and managing the food budget.
•Provide special diets where necessary as well as taking into account the preferences of individual Clients.
•Be responsible for the overall cleaning of the kitchen and where appropriate the dining area.
•Maintain an accurate record / list of food supplies, freezer temperatures requirements, etc. where requested / required.
•Order stock and check deliveries, as well as check and value stock as required by the Hospital Manager.
•Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas.
•Report immediately to the Hospital Manager any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, Colleague, self or other.
•Understand and ensure the implementation of the Hospital's Health and Safety Policy, Emergency and Fire Procedures.
Skills and experience
•Good communication.
•Ability to plan nourishing and attractive menus, within available budgets
•Team player / Works on own initiative.
•NVQ2 or equivalent or evidence of the same experience in catering.
•Basic Food / Hygiene Certificate.
Why join us?
In return we offer many benefits which include: training on site, paid DBS, pension scheme, staff uniform, free meals and childcare vouchers. We also offer the cycle to work scheme and free parking on site.
Specific Requirement
Please note - this role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as you will be in contact with vulnerable adults. Therefore all candidates invited for interview will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and any offer of employment is subject to successful clearance.
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