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Catering Assistant (Meadow View)

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Meadow View, 300 Bakewell Road, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 2 £9,591.96 per annum (plus enhancements if applicable)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
16 hours per week
Closing Date
26 May 2024

As a Catering Assistant in one of our care homes you will be working in a kitchen assisting with the preparation, cooking, and service of the resident’s meals.

You will also prepare food for our cafe and serve customers. It is essential that you can demonstrate a flexible attitude to work, have knowledge of the principles of food hygiene, storage and service and have good interpersonal skills appropriate. Your role will include assisting the Catering Supervisor with the preparation of meals, preparing basic meals and cleaning duties within the kitchen.

If you are looking for either a short- or longer-term rewarding role that offers good rates of pay, free uniform and high-quality training, then please apply for this role.

The ideal candidate will be part of the Catering team that provide high quality freshly prepared food to meet individual’s nutritional and dietary needs. The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Shifts may include mornings and afternoons. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

If you do not already hold NVQ II Food Hygiene you will be required to successfully complete it upon appointment.

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata). Grade dependant.
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

Provisional Interview Date: TBC

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here


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Young workers – Please note there are different rules for young workers in regard to working hours. Please ensure the information contained within the following ACAS link is understood before applying