Catering Assistant

16 hours per week (09:30-13:30) – rolling 4-week Rota – alternate weekends x 1 positions

£18,964 – £19,412 pro rata per annum (actual annual salary for hours worked £8,669 – £8,874) plus a 10% shift allowance  

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Catering Assistant to join our Catering Team.

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.  Our dedicated Business Development teams and retail portfolio of shops raise vital funds to deliver this care.

As a Catering Assistant you will serve customers taking hot and cold drinks orders, you will assist in carrying out basic food preparation tasks as requested including high risk food production such as sandwiches, salads and fresh cakes.

Duties will also include, clearing and washing kitchen utensils, loading and unloading dishwasher as required, taking payment for food and ensuring kitchen hygiene and cleanliness standards are maintained.

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills with a can do and flexible approach with experience of working in a catering/front of house environment. A food hygiene level 1 certificate would be desirable, however full training will be provided.

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:-

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Please be aware that this advert will close early if a high number of applications are received. 

Previous applicants need not apply

To apply, please use the “Apply Here” button below

Closing Date 02 April 2024

Interview Date: TBC

In a typical year...
£11.23
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.