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Part Time - Food Servery Assistant

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Profession: Domestic Services and Catering
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £20,535 per annum, pro rata

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We have flexible part time opportunities for enthusiastic and organised people to join our food service team

Location: Birmingham
Salary: From £20,535 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Hours: Flexible Part Time to work across mornings / afternoons and early evenings - every other weekend working.

The Charity

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

St Andrew’s Birmingham is a 118 bedded adult mental healthcare facility comprises of eight units that cover medium and low security for both Men and Women. Located in Stirchley, a vibrant area in South Birmingham, easily accessible by road networks and public transport.

We are very proud that our Birmingham hospital is rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission and ‘Outstanding’ in responsiveness. We are also part of a wider healthcare provider collaborative, REACHOUT, working in association with two other NHS Trusts in the West Midlands.  

You will be required to work on the wards and within the Patient Meal Service kitchen with appropriate guidelines. You will be required to serve and deliver all food and beverage requirements to patients on the ward, load & deliver trolleys and associated cleaning duties. We would expect you to have excellent organisational and communication skills and work well under pressure whilst delivering excellent customer care to our patients.

  • To ensure that at the end of every meal and beverage service that all cutlery, crockery and condiments are removed from the patient area and correctly stored, disposed of or stacked ready for washing.
  • To wash equipment/utensils used in the preparation, regeneration, and serving of food and beverages (some items are to be returned to the main catering department)
  • To maintain the ward kitchen hygiene standards, ensuring it is clean and tidy at all times. To ensure good practice in relation to the stock rotation and the discarding of out of date food.
  • To monitor and record fridge temperatures daily in accordance with food safety regulations and report problems as appropriate.
  • To ensure refrigerated food is labelled and stored correctly as per procedure
  • Ensure all patients meals are accurate and served in a timely manner.

Please note: all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our wards when service demands require it.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Electric Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications.