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Ward Host / Catering Assistant

Requisition ID: 59867

Domain: Domestic Services/Catering

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Part-time

EQUANS are recruiting for x2 Ward Host / Catering Assistants to be based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, EH16 4SA. This is a permanent part-time role working 15 hours per week. On offer is a Competitive salary and benefits package.

Shift Pattern: Saturday and Sunday

This role includes a DS Basic check therefore ability to pass is essential

What will you deliver?

  • To provide a safe, hygienic, nutritious, and timely food service for patients.
  • Assisting in the delivery of a high standard of food service which meets the requirements of food hygiene legislation
  • Ward host/hostess would be expected to do basic food prep if required to go down to the main kitchen (pick/pack area)
  • Maintaining high standards of personal and general food hygiene as well as high standards of cleanliness in all work areas
  • Ward hosts would be expected to do basic food prep when in pick and pack along with minimal cleaning duties
  • Ensure that a high standard of personal grooming is maintained including wearing the required uniform and PPE provided.

What can we offer you?

  • Paid days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to x 1.5 times annual salary
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programme

Who are we looking for?

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Must have catering experience
  • HACCP Knowledge
  • Quality System Knowledge
  • Fire safety
  • Lifting & handling
  • Health & safety

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.