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Ward Host


Job Description:

Ward Host needed in Southampton £8.91 ph PAYE - Reference:SHWH1

 This role will involve:

  • To ensure that patients are provided with appropriate meals, snacks and beverages at the agreed intervals throughout the day.
  • Taking food orders using the tablet electronic ordering system (Saffron) at the agreed time for lunch and supper each day.
  • Maintain bedside menus are in good condition and cleaned daily. To maintain the suite of special and therapeutic menus and present to patient who require them.
  • To prepare hot / cold beverages including load appropriate trolley / equipment and ensure that all beverages are served at the correct temperature according to food hygiene regulations.
  • Load regeneration ovens as necessary and monitor and record food temperatures.
  • To ensure that at the end of every meal and beverage service that all cutlery, crockery and condiments are removed from the patient areas.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • Standard DBS
  • 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
  • Previous care home experience

This is a part time role on a temporary contract basis.


If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.


Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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  • Job Type

    Temporary, Part Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Health, Nursing

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