There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for;

The Trust Catering Department at Queens Hospital Burton have various opportunities available to join our friendly team. You will be involved in preparation for the meal service, serve and clear away afterwards and clean down the catering areas. The Catering Department provide an essential service within the hospital that contributes to the well being of patients, staff and visitors. This is an opportunity to be a part of this service.

We are looking for reliable and hardworking team member to join our busy Catering Department providing Catering Services to patients, staff and visitors. You will primary be working in the main patient catering area for filling a vital job role in providing nutritious food to aid the recovery of our patients.

Hours of Work: working 7 days on and 7 days off.

Working Times

Option 1 – from 16.30pm – 19.30pm

Option 2 – from 17.00pm – 20.00pm

Option 3 – from 07.30am – 10.30am

This is a part time, 10.5 hours per week role.

You will ideally possess a good understanding Mathematics and English. Have a good understanding of customer care and be able to communicate well with patients, staff and visitors. Catering experience and a Food Safety Certificate are desirable but not essential, skills and technical training will be given.

We will offer you opportunities to learn additional catering skills, career development, a good pension scheme, and other benefits. We would like to welcome you to the catering department and join us in these challenging times.

In Return We Will Offer

    • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
    • Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
    • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
    • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts About Our Trust

    • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
    • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
    • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
    • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
    • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
    • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
    • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
    • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
    • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing Date: 19 November 2020

Interview Date: 3 December 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don’t have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises; this includes Covid-19 secure areas. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or you have been instructed to self-isolate by track and trace and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview.

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For Further Details / Informal Visits Contact

Bernard Shoebridge – Catering & Retail Manager,

Phone: ******** ext 5308

Lucy Astbury – Catering Operations Manager

Phone: ******** ext 5308

Lisa Preston – Catering Project Officer

Phone: ******** ext 4305

Our Trust aims to provide the highest quality care to patients within Derbyshire and South East Staffordshire and we want the very best skilled people to work with us

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