PT Catering Assistant

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PT Catering Assistant
Contract / Temporary

Brent 5234969

Posted: 4th September 2023 11:10
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.79 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    25 Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 15:00

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • WEMBLEY, London,

    HA9 9YP

What's involved with this role:

Temporary PT Catering Assistant

Reference no: Brent 5234969

Pay rate: £12.79 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 25 Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 15:00

This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

City:  WEMBLEY, London

Basic DBS required for this role

A PT Catering Assistant is required to be a member of the resource centre team to prepare light meals and reheat frozen meals for the service users attending the John Billam Resource Centre, taking into account dietary and cultural needs and the specific disabilities related to individual service users.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide a balanced menu that meets the cultural/dietary needs of clients and to vary the choice within the constraints of the budget.
  • Ensure that the food/drinks required for each day’s menu are correctly reheated and attractively served using portion control.
  • Ensure that kitchen and dining area, utensils/equipment are kept clean, tidy and safe and that health and safety standards to include the safety of service users are maintained.
  • Place food orders with appropriate firms, ensure deliveries are received and checked, according to procedure.
  • Ensure an efficient stock control system is implemented and maintained.
  • Complete appropriate administrative records and associated tasks in respect of the above functions.
  • Any other relevant duties of a similar nature and level as required.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Sound basic education.
  • Certificate in Food Hygiene.
  • Food Management Training.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Relevant experience planning menus and following guidelines on nutrition preparing meals.
  • A strong knowledge of food equipment and preparing service area, hot cupboards and other equipment as instructed. Knowledge of cleaning catering areas to regulated standards and undertaking any other duties that may be required for the effective operation of the nursery.
  • Experience of working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse staff team.
  • Knowledge of health and hygiene.
  • Knowledge of current changes within health and local authorities.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Act and its application.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Time management and work planning skills.
  • Excellent IT and organisation skills.
  • Good financial skills.
  • A flexible approach and willingness to work in an environment of change and innovation.
  • Commitment to team approach.
  • Ability to deal with conflicting priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines.


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



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Job Ref: Brent 5234969
PT Catering Assistant
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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