Job opportunity

Catering Assistant – Bank




£10.90 per hour (plus enhancements for weekends/Bank Holidays)

Closing date: Ongoing recruitment so apply now!

About the role

Your duties will include setting up and serving in the hospice Coffee Shop, topping up the vending machine, laying up trays, collecting trays from, and replenishing drinks in our patients’ rooms, liaising with our nursing staff regarding patients’ meal requirements, making sandwiches and salads, vegetable preparation, putting stock away, clearing down and washing-up, cleaning kitchen areas, daily and weekly cleaning duties.

The catering department is operational seven days a week from 7.00am to 7.30pm.

  • Previous catering experience would be an advantage
  • Previous experience of working in a care environment and/or an understanding of food handling and hygiene regulations would be preferred
  • You will need to be physically fit as these roles entail being on your feet throughout the shift.
  • You will need to have a flexible, team-orientated approach and must be comfortable working in the hospice setting, working in the ward areas and going into patients’ rooms.

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About us

St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults in the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas through a range of services, including in-patient care and community living well services.

We are 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.


  • 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.

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Interview date: 22 November 2023

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