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Catering Assistant

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
14 June 2022
Closing date
28 June 2022
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£18,525 - £23,748 pro rata per annum
15 hours per week
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Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you thrive in making delicious wholesome food? We are looking for an innovative and motivated Catering Assistant to join our fantastic Catering Team, where food is at the heart of the culture of our hospice.

To our patients and our families, the catering at Helen & Douglas House reminds them of home, a hearty dinner re-fuels and uplifts, even in the toughest of times. Our children love to bake biscuits and see the wonderfully decorated cake creations that our kitchen team produce.

Joining the Helen & Douglas House catering team is not like any other kitchen job. It really is making a difference to the lives of terminally ill children and their families every day.

This role is part-time (15 hours), and working days will vary over the 7 days of the week.

Who we are looking for:

  • holding or willing to take Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
  • experience of working in a food service delivery environment
  • experience of interacting with a range of people and courteously managing their expectations
  • demonstrable knowledge of Health and Safety responsibilities
  • able to cope with periods of regular pressure (particularly in terms of time)
  • able to work shifts and some weekends.

The benefits:

  • attractive working environment
  • training/development opportunities
  • employee Assistant Programme
  • recommend a friend scheme
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years and 29 days after 5 years)
  • pension scheme
  • eyecare voucher scheme
  • cycle scheme
  • occupational sick pay and enhanced parental leave
  • a flexible working environment
  • subsidised staff dining facilities
  • imbedded staff support

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Please note the closing date for this role is midnight on 28th June 2022. Please note we will be interviewing as applications are received and we reserve the right to close the vacancy once the role has been filled.

For further details please see the job description and if you have any questions, please contact the People Resourcing team on 01865 794749 or

All staff working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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