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Flexible Catering Store Assistant/Driver

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£20,374.87 a year WTE Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within a busy and varied environment, working to make a positive contribution to our patient and staff experience.

We are seeking to recruit an organised, motivated Flexible Catering Store Assistant to work alongside our team.

The Job Description lists the duties and responsibilities of the role, and the Person Specification lists the experience, qualifications, and knowledge required.

This post will be working at our Queen's Hospital in Burton on Trent but travelling to the respective site(s) .

You will receive full training including a Level 2 Food Safety, Banksman Training . Mandatory and essential to role training will be given.

You have an eye for detail and have excellent communication skills .

You have some experience or awareness of stock control and health and safety procedures.

You are a team player but can also work independently.

The role requires you to have a full driving license.

Main duties of the job

As a Flexible Store Assistant you will undertake a variety of duties within the department including the ordering on computer systems, receipt, delivery and checking of goods received, picking of orders and internal distribution of delivered goods. Ensuring quality, accuracy and timely distribution to meet customer requirements whilst maintaining secure and safe working practices.
  • Establish maximum and minimum stock levels for all storage areas.
  • Carry out stock checks of goods to maintain minimum stock levels at frequencies that are determined by the ordering cycle.
  • Request orders to be raised to maintain agreed stock levels and any items required.
  • Taking receipt of all food and non food items for the Catering Department and the Trust's Retail Outlets delivered into the catering stores using safe storage and temperature checks in accordance with Trust Food Safety Management System.
  • Record any items not delivered and/or shortages on the delivery note for that consignment.
  • Driving, loading and unloading trust vehicles around the respective sites to deliver orders. Carrying out driver maintenance and vehicle safety checks reporting any defects to the supervisor.
  • Ensures that all pallets, rolling cages used in the distribution of goods are fit for purpose and returned to the appropriate collection points.
  • Direct the movement and loading/unloading of vehicles when required as the banksman

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • Basic Numeracy & Literacy
  • Full Clean Driving License
  • Basic IT Skills


  • Banksman Training
  • Level 2 Food Safety



  • Working within a team


  • Customer service
  • Working in a receipt or distribution environment

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Queens Hospital Burton

Belvedere Road


DE13 0RB

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