Catering Assistant- Coventry

United Kingdom, Coventry
Closing date
4 Nov 2022

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Clearance Level
SC, None / Undisclosed
Defence, Policing
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Job title: Catering Assistant- AASC

Location: Coventry

Salary: £22,500 per annum

Working hours: Full-Time

Here within our Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract at Coventry, we focus on assisting individuals through the asylum system - ensuring that vulnerable asylum seekers have access to the support they need along with suitable accommodation. As our new Catering Assistant you'll play an important role in this as you help to deliver catering services to residents on site.

Working alongside the catering manager and our friendly team you'll do this by preparing and cooking varied and healthy meals that consider specific dietary requirements, whilst also ensuring we comply with health, safety and food regulations. You'll also make sure that the security and safety of all foodstuffs is maintained during delivery, storage and distribution - and that work areas are kept clean and hygienic.

And whilst you're here preparing food for some of the most vulnerable people in society, we'll be supporting you. As well as all the initial training and accreditation you need to get going, you'll find work that works for you in a values driven organisation. All uniform is provided.

What you need to do the role

As well as good interpersonal, teamwork, problem solving, and communications skills, you'll need to have English and Maths qualifications up to level 2/GCSE. Given the setting you'll be working in, you'll an understanding of working in a socially diverse environment along with basic working knowledge of commercial kitchen environments.

And whilst you'll ultimately need to have a Level 2 Qualification in Food Safety & HACCP, Allergens in Catering, and First Aid in Work - you will be supported to complete these courses during your probation period.

Lastly, due to the nature of the role Security clearance at Counter Terrorism Check level and Criminal Record Bureau checks are required (all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks and approval by the Home Office).

Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work: As part of a highly collaborative team, you'll be able to strongly influence hiring managers efforts that help us deliver vital services.

A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won't be hard to find.

Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.

What we offer
  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • An autonomous and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference to public sector services

Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work : Gatwick IRC is focused on decency and respect in all aspects of care for residents, which is delivered at a critical time in their lives. Detention Custody Officers are at the centre of this.

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 : As well as care for residents we also care for and support one another. We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed with ongoing training development

What we offer
  • Salary - Dependent on hours worked
  • Serco Benefits package
  • Pension - 6%
  • Subsidised meals
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A role with a purpose
  • Genuine opportunity for career development
  • A chance to really make a difference to people lives
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion


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.

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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