Catering Stores Operative

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Catering Stores Assistant

Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

Full time, 40 hours, Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm


£21,264 per annum



Yarl's Wood IRC (Immigration Removal Centre) is a fully contained residential centre housing adult women and adult family groups awaiting immigration clearance. We focus on decency and respect in all aspects of care for our residents and use continuous innovation to further improve and develop our service. Within the centre we accommodate an everchanging population from a variety of backgrounds, all with different faiths, beliefs, and cultural values.


We have an opening for a Stores Operative to join our Catering team.

The key purpose of this role is to ensure all catering deliveries are checked put away, stock rotated and all catering store areas are kept clean and tidy, To assist the chef in the preparation of daily menu and running of the kitchen area.

At all times, Kitchen & catering store Assistants will act as a positive role model to all residents, treating all with whom he/she meets respect and decency.  Catering Assistants will demonstrate commitment to working as part of the Yarl's Wood IRC Team in support of the Centre Vision and delivery of the Contract.


Other duties include:


  • Assisting the chef in the daily production of food
  • Check deliveries against purchase orders and highlight any problems.
  • Dealing with stock invoice queries
  • Monitoring stock movement within the catering department
  • To assist the catering manager in all aspects of running the kitchen



What you need to do the job:


This is an opportunity for an individual who would like to work as part of a busy and fast paced catering team.

The role requires attention to detail, good communication skills both verbally and written. It is important that the successful candidate has good IT skills.

Furthermore, the role is physically demanding as there is lifting of boxes containing heavy food items daily.

The role requires good organisation and the ability to work as part of a team and individually where required.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 



What we offer


  • 21 days holiday
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Overtime is available
  • Annual pay increase allowance
  • Free Parking
  • Free uniform provided
  • Free lunch provided
  • An autonomous and supportive culture
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Serco Benefits package


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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20/06/2023 02:53:00
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