Food Production Assistant

CPU Catering Assistant– Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, S5 7AU.

£9.65 – £17.66 per hour plus accrued holiday pay

Do you have previous catering and cleaning experience? Do you have strong team working skillsand the ability to build relationships? Are you comfortable working in a chilled and frozenenvironment? Can you bring your skills and knowledge to support The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust?

If you answered yes, then NHS Professionals would love to hear from you!

The Role

We have a temporary placement opportunity available for a Catering assistant to be responsible for general cleaning of the CPU and disposal of food waste. Food handling related duties in the provision of meals to patients, staff, and other customers.

Location: Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF.

Hours: Full time. 5 days37.5 hours per week (over 7-day rotation), 7am – 7pm. This role is an on-going bank placement paying £9.65 – £17.66 per hour.

The Department

The Catering Department utilises the expertise of the caterers and the clinical experience of the dietitians to ensure that patients receive high quality, appropriate and nutritionally adequate food.

The Department is also responsible for the food service to staff and visitors through its outlets in dining rooms, vending machines and delicatessen bars.

The skills required are:

· Ability to work in a chilled and frozen environment.

· GCSE English & Maths Grade 9-4 or equivalent.

· A nationally recognised food hygiene qualification or evidence of working towards one.

· Knowledge of allergens.

· Understanding of food handling processes.

· Previous catering and cleaning experience.

Duties to include:

  • Preparation, packing and labelling of salads and sandwiches for patients, staff, and other customers. Sandwiches to be prepared within a fridge with cool temperatures.
  • Responsible for the packing, sealing, and labelling of meal containers, ensuring dietary needs are catered for as required.
  • Responsible for the correct storage of food stuffs and equipment, accepting deliveries and goods as directed and as per Departmental procedure.
  • Responsible for accurately filling patient meal trolleys and baskets prior to distribution.
  • Responsible for the operation of the pot washing machines to ensure all utensils and equipment are cleaned to specified standard.
  • Carry out general and deep cleaning duties within the Department as directed by the Supervisor and as per cleaning schedules.

· Movement of stackers, trolleys and mobile equipment as required to ensure safe and correct storage.

· Responsible for ensuring that portion sizes, lidding and labelling is in accordance with Departmental recipes and procedures.

· Removal and recycling of waste products as required and place waste food into bio-digesters.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

· Competitive Pay Rates – work this week, get paid next week!

· First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England

· Dedicated consultants

· Flexible working options

· Free DBS and free training

· Build holiday allowance.

· Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days

· Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS. Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our bank members who are not clinically exempt from vaccination to get vaccinated.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £9.65-£17.66 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Mask wearing will be reintroduced for all staff, patients and visitors at our hospital and community sites from 5 July 2022.

Reference ID: J12-CPU-S10