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Retail Catering Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Retail - Hull Royal Infirmary
Band 2
  • Full time
  • Part time
30 hours per week (We have full time and part time positions available)
Job ref
Hull Royal Infirmary
£22,383 PRO RATA, extra pay for weekend working.
Salary period
29/05/2023 23:59

Job overview

To assist in the provision of a comprehensive and cost-effective catering service that meets the needs of staff, visitors and patients whilst fulfilling the objectives of the Trust.

Duties will include assisting in the preparation, storage, packaging, distribution, cooking and service of meals, confectionary and other food items.

To undertake a wide range of general kitchen and catering hygiene duties.

To work in accordance with Food Hygiene Regulations, Codes of Practice for Caterers and all relevant Trust policies.

To support with service delivery an exciting opportunity has become available to join the Trust's Retail Catering team. The position would require the post holder to work at Hull Royal Infirmary.

The position is permanent contract working at Hull Royal Infirmary. We have Part time and full time hours available. The working pattern (hours of work) will rotate to meet the service demands with adequate notice given to the suitable candidate - shift times will commence from 06:00 through to 20:00. Hours and shift patterns to be agreed if successful at Interview.  

The role is front of house and back of house within the cafe's and restaurants on site serving a range of food and beverage items, from time to time this will include hospitality services to any functions/meetings held on the premises.

Main duties of the job

Duties will include assisting in the ordering, receiving and receipting of goods, preparation, packing, distribution, cooking and service of meals, confectionery and other food items. IT skills and ability to use an electronic points of sale will be required.

This role will predominantly be working within a catering environment selling a range of food and beverages along with ensuring full compliance with food safety at all times. The post holder must ensure all working practices are in accordance with Food Hygiene Regulations, Codes of Practice for Caterers and all relevant Trust policies.


Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regards to this vacancy opportunity, please see the job description and person specification 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Basic Food Hygiene Cert level 1 or previous "in house/employment" food safety
  • GCSE Maths and English
Desirable criteria
  • level 2 food safety or above
  • Driving License (clean)


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience withing a Catering/Retail/Sales role
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in catering dealing with both preparation and service of food items
Desirable criteria
  • Previous healthcare work


Essential criteria
  • General Catering Skills – i.e. knife skills, food preparation skills Kitchen and personal hygiene
  • Ability to use EPOS units (cash register) and VDU’s
  • Ability to meet service timescales Basic IT skills


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of HACCP/Food Safety

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bradley Wheldrake
Job title
Catering Manager
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