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Thank you for your interest in working for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. We have a range of jobs available at the hospice and in our charity shops which we regularly have vacancies for, covering East and West Sussex.


You can also view current job vacancies at St Barnabas House, our adults’ hospice based in Worthing, West Sussex.


Weekend Catering Assistant

Hours: 15hrs - Saturday (10hrs, 9am–7pm) & Sunday (5hrs, 9am–2pm)
Salary: £6,272.00 plus weekend enhancements
Closing date: Friday 26 April

Chestnut Tree House, near Arundel is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. We provide specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

To assist in providing a high quality catering service for children and young people, visitors, staff and volunteers at Chestnut Tree House.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • An energetic, hard-working, flexible and compassionate Weekend Catering Assistant to join the catering team to assist in providing a high quality service to our children and young people and visitors.
  • A Food Hygiene Certificate and/or experience in a care environment would be an advantage but training can be given
  • Liaising with the nursing team regarding children and young peoples’ catering needs
  • General clearing, cleaning and washing-up duties
  • Temperature recording
  • Working to deadlines under your own initiative without direct supervision
  • Having a flexible, team-orientated approach

Due to the remote location and lack of public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

Benefits included:

  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate Rate Gym Membership