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Ward Host / Catering Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

About the role
Hospital stays can be quite a stressful and worrying time for our patients and their loved ones. A simple smile and high-quality service can put our patients at ease and make all the difference! 

At Sodexo our Ward Hosts and Catering Assistants are vital to making sure that we provide a great all-round service for our patients - they are the ones who engage with our patients the most, so its important that you make them feel welcome and relaxed.

You will assist in the preparation of patient food, communicating with the kitchen to ensure that all food orders are made and that any dietary requirements are provided for.

You will follow a strict cleaning schedule ensuring that the pantry is kept clean and tidy.  

Please note, due to the nature of this role you must be aged 18 and over.

A few things about you
Our patients are at the heart of everything we do so it’s important that fantastic customer service is always at the forefront! If you are a compassionate, friendly and approachable individual with great communication skills this could be the perfect role for you! 

We are looking for a strong team player who enjoys and works well as part of a team.

Food hygiene level 2 or above would be great, but don’t worry if you do not have this as we are still keen to hear from you!   

Package Description

Nuffield Health Hospital - St. Bartholomew's

  • £11.05 per hour
  • 37.5 hours per week 
  • Bicycle Storage 
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Staff showers on site
  • Career Progression and Development
  • Full training given
  • Various shift patterns available
  • Free meal whilst on duty 

Please note, due to the nature of this role you must be aged 18 and over.


About the Company

Why choose Sodexo?
You don’t just join Sodexo, you belong.   

What do we mean when we say belong?  

It’s simple. You create a company where everyone is respected and feels that their ideas count. You take care of the quality of life of your people. You make your workplace inclusive, encouraging people to bring their whole self to work every day. That’s our philosophy in a nutshell.   

A career at Sodexo won’t tie you down, it actively encourages your progress. The diverse range of roles we offer is truly infinite. Whatever your skills, experience or passion, you’ll be encouraged and supported to have a fulfilling career. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities. We encourage our employees to get involved with our Employee Networks such as Pride, Sodexo Working Parents, Sodexo Disability, So together, generations and origins.  We have also launched Be Heard which is an employee network designed to bring black colleagues together (virtually) to bring about positive change.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.   

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Click here to read more about what we do to promote an inclusive culture. 

Our benefits:   
As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life, health and wellbeing for our employees we provide discounts and benefits that you can tailor to suit your needs. In addition to the essentials like 20 days holidays (plus bank holidays) and pension contribution, we can help you take advantage of being part of Sodexo with benefits such as;    

  • Sodexo Discounts - discounts from over 1,200 top retailers with you earning WOW Points (cashback) as you shop   
  • Talk – a free wellbeing support helpline for you and your family   
  • Up to three paid days each year to volunteer
  • Your Lucky Number Employee Lottery (this also supports the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation)
  • Cycle to work    
  • Life assurance   


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