This Vacancy has closed.
Catering Assistant
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/63937/18398
  • Published: Tue 26/10/2021, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Staines

Vacancy Location

More Information

More about this employer

Catering Assistant

Only candidates who are fully vaccinated prior to their start date or medically exempt from vaccinations can work within our care homes. This is a legal requirement set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

The starting hourly rate for this position is £9.50 per hour, working 30 hours per week.

Are you a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen? Do you want to work in an environment where you can help make a difference in the lives of our residents? If you're someone who takes pride in your work and happy to go the extra mile, then we'd love to hear from you!

Catering Assistants within our Older People's home assist and support catering staff in the day-to-day operation of the service to ensure a high standard of food preparation.

Working in a care home environment, you will not only be supporting from a catering point of view but will build relationships with our residents to ensure they are living happy, healthy and supported lives. Mealtimes are important to our residents and through working as a team, you can ensure they run smoothly and are enjoyable for our older people.

Working with an enthusiastic team, ranging from all ages, cultures and experiences, your role may require time interacting with residents. You will also have the opportunity to join in with internal events and entertainment with our residents, as well as an extensive range of trips.

We are a strong team that works with each other to provide the best possible care and environment for our residents. We provide Care 24/7 in our 51 bedded residential home.

The role is based in Service Delivery, which is the provider arm of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate. Service Delivery provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with the Quality Care Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards.

Our Vision is to provide outstanding services and be an employer of choice with highly trained, passionate and dedicated staff.

There is currently an open consultation called 'The Future of the Eight Older People's Residential Care Homes' which is running until 5 January 2022. This is a listening exercise, and our overriding priority is the wellbeing of our residents and staff at the homes who we want to involve fully and sensitively in this process. Feedback from this consultation will be collated and considered by Surrey County Council's Cabinet in Spring 2022. Full details can be found here Surrey County Council - Citizen Space ( Surrey County Council champions and promotes wellbeing and support services for all staff. We recognise the past 18 months have been challenging for everyone but particularly those on the front line. Staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and resources from Surrey Resilience Hub and can request and receive one to one support from our Mental Heath First Aiders or Wellbeing Champions.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30/11/2021.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 06/12/2021.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Michael Brown on 01483 404 937 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.