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Patient Catering Supervisor (St Helier)

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,240 an hour pa pro rata Not Agenda for Change
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

To be responsible for the day to day running and delivery of high quality Patient catering service across the Trust including all aspects of human and some financial resource management.

To assist the Patient Catering Manager in the development of strategic operational plans, and policies whilst ensuring the delivery of a safe, quality, cost effective Patient Catering Service.

To be responsible for the day to day supervising/management of all aspects of back of house departments

To manage the day to day effective communication between the clinical team and catering department

To work with Dieticians to ensure nutritional requirements are fulfilled.

Main duties of the job

Ensure that an appropriate structure is in place to support the delivery of Patient catering services provision

Ensure that subordinate staff responsibilities and objectives are clearly defined and that managers are developed and supported to make an effective contribution to the Trust objectives.

Develop and maintain effective channels of communication to ensure all staff are kept informed in a timely and appropriate manner

To ensure service delivery meets changing patient, visitor and staff requirements.

To monitor and evaluate the performance of the Patient catering provision, against its agreed objectives, and be responsible for taking and implementing corrective action where necessary.

To assist with the development of the service in collaboration with appropriate members of staff and to ensure that service provision matches agreed standards.

To ensure the most effective use of resources, taking into account competing priorities and agreed performance targets

To develop and review policies and procedures relating to all services under the scope of this role.

Annual Salary is �28240 pa pro-rata based on �13.54 per hour with 40 hours per week

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Formal qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Food Safety qualification



  • Care provision/management experience


  • Experience within NHS, Healthcare or similar organisation
  • Strong financial acumen

Knowledge and Skills


  • Management of Healthcare environments and retail Catering knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft programmes including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Tools and methodology to achieve continuous service improvement

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