Job opportunity

Catering Assistant - Bank


Various shift patterns available – 8am – 1.30pm, 9am – 2pm, 2pm – 7pm


£10.90 per hour plus enhancements for weekends and bank holidays

Closing date: Ongoing recruitment so apply now!

About the role

Your duties will include –

  • Temperature recording
  • Putting away deliveries
  • Working to deadlines under your own initiative without direct supervision
  • Having a flexible, team-orientated approach
  • Washing up
  • To undertake general cleaning duties as directed by the Chef Manager
  • To help maintain kitchen, cooking areas, storeroom and kitchen equipment in a clean and safe condition
  • Prepare food such as salads/sandwiches/vegetables under the guidance of the cook
  • Cater for dietary and allergy requirements
  • Mandatory training modules and company Food Hygiene Training must be completed

We’re looking for people who have a flexible, team-orientated approach and who are comfortable working in the hospice environment. Food Hygiene Level 2 and/or previous experience of catering in a care environment would be preferred.

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

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About us

We’re a children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer various family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

You will be joining our organisation at a very exciting time, as St Barnabas Hospices and Martlets Hospice are in the process of merging. Bringing our teams and resources together, as one organisation means we can focus on new and exciting visions and plans for our people and patients and provide even greater opportunities for our workforce


  • Company pension scheme or NHS pension scheme for eligible employees
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • On-site education support and study leave opportunities
  • Option to access Health Shield and cover your everyday cost of healthcare for less
  • Free parking, subsidised meals and various social activities
  • Corporate rate gym membership, discounts with local complementary therapies and Blue Light Card

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.