PT Van Helper – Catering

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PT Van Helper - Catering
Contract / Temporary

Caerphilly 5236053

Posted: 14th September 2023 17:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.90 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    17.50 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary PT Van Helper - Catering   

Reference no: Caerphilly 5236053 

Pay Rate: £10.90 per hour PAYE   

17.50 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 3 months  

City: HENGOED   

Enhanced DBS disclosure required 

Assist a vehicle driver in delivering various functions, meals, van sales etc depending on client’s requirements and to collect money from customers and clients where necessary. 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Assist in loading the vehicle with various catering or function foods and goods or associated materials and resources using insulated boxes where necessary and ensure everything is secure.  
  • Ensure at all times customer personal information eg van delivery sheets that contain highly confidential data is kept secured and not left unattended at any time.  
  • Ensure any Health and Safety equipment issued to the vehicle or themselves is used at all times.  
  • Present yourself prepared for duty wearing PPE appropriate for duties.  
  • Maintain at all times customer confidentially and comply with the authority’s code of conduct.   
  • Undertake routine food hygiene controls that are necessary when delivering meals eg food temperature checks, HACCP requirements.  
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and also use the hand cleansing liquid kept on the van whenever necessary.  
  • When delivering functions, present the food using the correct standards as stipulated by the Cook-in-Charge, place any garnishes, cutlery, crockery, glasses, disposables, doilies, flowers, serviettes etc to ensure the function looks attractive.  
  • When delivering van sales present the range of goods attractively and methodically on the van for customers to see.  Collect money in payment for the goods /snacks / meals, give change where necessary and complete basic paperwork, such as stock control sheets; count money which is then checked daily by the person in charge of the catering unit.  
  • Return to the base kitchen and assist with emptying the van and clean the inside after use. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via job[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF 

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: 


  • Full UK Category B (Cars) driving licence to drive a Council vehicle to provide Van Driver cover.  
  • Required to complete CCBC Manual Handling, Customer Care training and Protection of Vulnerable Adults. 



  • Knowledge of the County Borough and the services provided by Catering Services 



  • One years experience of driving (to provide Van Driver cover where required).   


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Able to communicate effectively.  
  • Able to work with the minimum of supervision.  
  • Ability to work precisely and effectively under pressure and to deadlines and have a strong sense of purpose.  
  • Ability to empathise with the needs of the client and understand and respect issues of confidentiality. 



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Job Ref: Caerphilly 5236053
PT Van Helper - Catering
Client Category: Local Authority

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PT Van Helper - Catering
Client Category: Local Authority

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