Position title
Catering Assistant

Following the successful opening of our brand-new state-of-the-art hospital situated in the SA1 area of Swansea, we are looking for experienced, and motivated Catering staff to join our busy and diverse Catering Department.

The successful post holder will maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the Catering Department and to serve meals to patients and you will play an integral role within the team in ensuring that the food prepared and delivered is of the highest quality

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are passionate about putting the patient first and we are committed to developing a five-star hospital which will set new standards in clinical care and patient experience in South West Wales.

All food is cooked fresh each day and served to Patients and Staff. The Catering Assistants have a varied role from serving Patients on the Ward to Preparing Sandwiches and Desserts for Patients and Staff. There is also a small Coffee Shop and a Coffee area in Reception which is maintained by the Catering team.




You will work 5 x 7.5 hour shifts per week over a 7 day period working alternating weekends.

  1. To be responsible for keeping canteen and theatre staff room clean and tidy.
  2. To ensure all patients’ meals and beverages are correctly received and collected when finished.
  3. To take daily recordings of food temperatures and keep records.
  4. To be responsible for ordering of patient meals and to maintain an effective system of communication with the Kitchen and Nursing Staff with regard to patients’ dietary requirements.
  5. To be responsible for ordering all provisions from main kitchen to keep the kitchenette stocked as required.
  6. To participate in the cleaning of the kitchen/kitchenette and associated areas.

You will be required to work flexibility within our Catering department in a variety of duties within the role to ensure that all areas of the hospital are presented to a high standard for patients and visitors.

Job Benefits

HMT recognises that its staff represent the single most important lever in delivering quality care and change as care and treatments evolve. For these reasons and because of our ethical framework as a charity, we aspire to make HMT the employer of choice within the area.

At HMT Sancta Maria Hospital you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a developed workforce which has the appropriate time to care for their patients. We want our people to be skilled, motivated, informed and engaged to perform their roles to the highest standard. Once you’re part of our team, we’ll also be working with you to ensure that the work you do with us remains challenging and engaging throughout your career as you develop and progress.

Benefits include:

  • Enhanced pay for unsociable hours
  • 27 days annual (plus bank holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Workplace pension
  • On-going training and development
  • Quality work environment
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Long Service Recognition
  • Wellbeing Programmes
  • Team Working
  • Staff Referral Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Full Job Description can be downloaded below.

To apply, please download the below HMT application form and upload it via the 'APPLY NOW' button.

HMT reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

Following the closing date, you will only be contacted should you be shortlisted for interview.

This post subject to Disclosure and Barring Services Disclosure.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
Job Location
Lamberts Road, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 8FD
Working Hours
37.5 hours pw Shifts: 07:30am - 13:30pm & 11.30am - 19:30pm
Base Salary
£20,904 Per year
Date posted
August 3, 2023
Valid through
August 25, 2023
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