Vacancy for Weekend Patient Catering Assistant

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Location Ipswich, Suffolk IP4
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Saturday and Sunday
Working Times Between 4.00pm to 7.00pm or and 4.30 pm to 7.30pm
Shift Pattern Afternoons/Evenings
Working Hours per Week 6 hours
Pay Rate £11.86 per hour
Job Reference OP/48659

The main purpose of the role is to assist with a range of food and beverage service activities on the wards. You’ll carry out a range of catering duties, ensuring a high-quality service is always provided.

Main Duties:

Assisting with food preparation / probing food for temperature / completing due diligence paperwork

Serving food and drinks on the ward to patients

Replacing / refilling of water jugs

Assist with collection and washing up of cutlery, crockery and trays

Keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and ready for the next shift

Ordering stock and filling up

Report broken equipment to supervisor


To be successful in the role, you will need:

Food Hygiene Certificate at National Level 1 would be desirable

Experience in catering role

Good customer service skills


What will you get in return?

  • A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply
  • Access to high street discounts
  • Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support

Why join OCS Group Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves.  We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job.  We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities.  We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer.