Café/Kitchen Assistant

Job title          Café/Kitchen Assistant

Hours             Up to 30 hours per week

Salary             £10.92 per hour

Contract        Temporary 3 month fixed term contract

Location         Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2QT

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the catering team at St Richard’s Hospice as a Kitchen/Cafe Assistant, to help provide freshly cooked, high quality meals for our patients, staff, volunteers and visitors as well as catering for functions and events both at the hospice and off site. As well as working in a brand-new kitchen you will be working in a superb newly built restaurant with a servery and barista style coffee machine.

This is an interesting and varied role; the successful applicant will assist Chefs with preparing and serving high quality and nutritious meals and will take responsibility for washing up and cleaning in the kitchen. Our focus is on customer satisfaction, presentation, great service and fresh food. You will need to have high standards of customer service and food safety knowledge.

This is a temporary 3 month role, some weekend work will be required on occasions.

This post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About you

The successful applicant will be adaptable and able to work on their own initiative as well as being part of a team. A flexible attitude to working in all areas of the catering department is essential.

If you have a passion for catering, have excellent customer service skills and would like to make a difference to patients living with a terminal illness and their families we would love to hear from you.

You will be rewarded with excellent job satisfaction, knowing that you are working for a worthwhile cause and making a difference to the lives of others every day.

An NVQ level 1 in Food Preparation and Cooking or equivalent, previous experience in a catering environment and in a customer service role are all essential.

What we offer

We offer a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including;  

  • Fantastic team where everyone is welcomed and empowered to give their best
  • Supportive management – keen to develop you
  • Generous annual leave (seven weeks including bank holidays)
  • Benenden Healthcare offering diagnosis, treatment, 24/7 GP and mental health advice lines, discounts etc.
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • Fabulous subsidised on-site café
  • Pension scheme and opportunity to continue NHS pension for clinical staff
  • Free Will writing service

Find out more

If you would like to find out more information, please contact:

Matt Tudor, Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01905 763963 or email 

Interview date           Flexible

Job Reference            3064

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role, therefore if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.