Catering Picker & Packer

Swindon | Other

Catering Picker & Packer

Permanent, Part time (28hrs per week)


4 on 4 off, 8 week rosta - (7am - 2:30pm)

Great Western Hospital, Swindon, SN3 6BB

Salary: £20,270 - £21,318 (dependant on experience) + company benefits


Serco are recruiting for a Catering Picker & Packer to join their current team based at Great Western Hospital, Swindon. Working with the Catering team, the key purpose of the role is to ensure a high quality service is provided to the patients by Picking & Packing frozen meals onto dolly trollies. You will be responsible for the co-ordination of the patient meals for Lunch and Supper in accordance with the requirement provided.


Main Accountabilities:


In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that patients meals have been correctly picked and packed, responsible for making sure all trollies are correctly packed, maintaining hygiene standards in the Picking & Packing Room and ensuring it is left stocked and all essential re-stocking is rotated in line with FIFO.

In addition to this, you will be responsible for monitoring and recording Fridge and Freezer temperatures, maintain food safety and hygiene standards in your place of work and apply the food safety procedures applicable in your work area, load regeneration ovens as necessary and monitor and record food temperatures and demonstrate high standards of courteous interaction with patients and Trust staff to optimise patient food and beverage consumption


What you'll need to do the role:



  • Good Basic Education including reading and writing skills
  • Basic Health & Safety
  • Working within a food service environment / catering industry
  • Customer service skills including clear verbal communication
  • Understand the importance of hygiene and safety and special diet awareness
  • Hold a valid Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • An understanding of COSHH
  • Present a professional image
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Able to work 4 on 4 off shift pattern is set to 07.00-14.30
  • Able to work in cold environment mostly in a walk-in cold room with temperatures of under 5 degrees





What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Interesting and enjoyable work
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities



About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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07/02/2023 01:57:00
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