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Chigwell, Essex Elysium Healthcare

Join a new catering team as a Catering Assistant at a brand-new service, The Lakefields Neurological Centre in Chigwell. You'll report to the Head Chef and support chefs to prepare meals, maintain a clean and safe working environment, and assist with deliveries.

If you're looking for a positive environment for your catering career, then being a Catering Assistant here will tick all the boxes. You'll work 37.5 hours a week on a flexible shift pattern of 08:00-16:00 or 10:00-18:00, so you'll get to enjoy your evenings! The shift pattern includes working two weekends per month.

This is more than just helping in the kitchen. It's being part of providing food for service users (patients) who rely on nutritional and tasty meals, also all site staff - your colleagues - and visitors daily. It's a social role where you'll get to serve and engage with everyone at the service.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all areas/equipment within the catering department are cleaned using appropriate chemicals and following manufacturer's instructions.
  • Serve patients, staff and visitors with food and beverages in a professional and customer friendly manner.
  • Assist with checking incoming supplies and storing them appropriately.
  • Ensure all pots, crockery, etc. are cleaned, and stored appropriately.
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out efficiently and effectively to aid the production, distribution of the hospitality service.
  • Participate in the control of the kitchen paperwork.

To be successful as a Catering Assistant, you'll need:

  • Knowledge of COSHH and HACCP
  • Experience of working within similar role
  • Knowledge of Basic Food Preparation (essential)
  • Knowledge of menu planning and costing

Where you will be working:

The Lakefields Neurological Centre is a brand-new 22-bed service that delivers specialist 24-hour nursing and therapy services for people with complex long-term neurological conditions who require ongoing support and assistance to maximise their functional ability and improve their quality of life. The Centre specialises in neuro-rehabilitation, tracheostomy and ventilator care.Bedrooms are adapted to individual requirements, fitted with high dependency equipment including ceiling track hoists, wall mounted suction and oxygen equipment. There are also well-equipped therapy facilities, spacious lounge areas and wheelchair access to beautiful gardens.

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £22,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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