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Ward Host/ess

Band 2

Main area

Band 2


Part time 23.75 Hours Per Week

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£17,652 to £19,020 per annum pro rata

15/09/2019 23:59

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Croeso i Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl sy'n rhannu ein gwerthoedd: gofalu am ein gilydd, cydweithio a gwella drwy'r amser.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

The Catering Department at Singleton Hospital are pleased to offer part time posts, 23.75 Hours per week, post for a Ward Host/ess

The Post holder will be required to work as part of the food service team in the Catering Department and at ward level at Singleton Hospital to provide and maintain an efficient catering service for patient services.

The Ward Host/Hostess is part of the chain involved in inpatient and day patient catering. Predominantly responsible for the provision of an efficient, safe and hygienic patient food service at Ward level and/or as directed by their team leader and/or line manager, operating within established food hygiene and safety practices, methods and procedures.

This will include the picking, preparation, regeneration and plating up of patient foodstuff in order to assist Nursing staff to serve meals to the patients.

The Host/Hostess will be responsible for the safe and hygienic cleaning of the Ward kitchen and all associated equipment.

The Ward Host/Hostess will work within the principles of a flexible team approach and undertake operational duties in line with associated Banded colleagues, including the role of Lead Food Services Assistant as/ when required.

The role will include undertaking duties in a chilled and/or frozen working and storage environment, as appropriate.

The Host/Hostess must be receptive to individual patient's food service needs and treat any information about and their condition with utmost confidence.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

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