The closing date for this job has now passed.

Job reference: 141851
Salary: Band 2 (£21,814 - £23,820)
Job closing date: 27/03/2023
Job Type: Support Services
Location: Western Isles Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 29
Job posted date: 13/03/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Western Isles
Department: Catering

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.




Band 2 - £21,814 - £23,820 pro rata

Plus £1,201 Distant Islands Allowance pro rata

29 hrs per week

Permanent contract​​

A vacancy has arisen for a Catering Assistant to join our existing team. Previous experience would be an advantage but not necessary as training will be provided to allow the right candidate to work in any section of the department. Duties could be in any section of the catering department and will include basic food preparation, food & counter service, receiving, checking & issuing of stock, stock rotation/security & maintaining a high standard of hygiene throughout the department.

If  you  have good communication skills with a positive  and  flexible  approach  to work then we  would  like  to  hear from  you.  You should  be  available to  work  flexible  shift  pattern,  including  weekends. 

Additional benefits of working for NHS Western Isles

  • Enhanced rates of pay for evening and weekend working
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Automatic enrolment in the NHS Pension Scheme
  • A Carer Positive employer with access to paid special leave
  • Generous occupational sick pay and maternity leave provisions

For further information and an informal discussion of the post please contact George Maciver, Catering Services Manager, Western Isles Hospital Tel: 01851 708133.

This post is not eligible for relocation expenses.

All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the NHS Scotland website:  along with a job description.

Any further queries please contact Tel: 01851 762027

Closing Date: 27th March 2023

NHS Western Isles Benefits

· Benefits include a standard working week of 37.5 hours, with pay enhancements to reward weekends, nights and overtime working. This ranges from time plus 88% to time plus 30% depending on your pay band and shifts you work.

· Between 35 and 41 days leave entitlement (inclusive of public holidays) depending on length of service

· Automatic enrolment into the high quality NHS Pension Scheme with generous employer contr​ibutions

· Policies that enhance your wellbeing and work-life balance including with promotion of flexible working and access to paid special leave.

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