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Retail Catering Assistant (Fine Fillings)

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

Role Summary

  • Working for the Catering Department the post holder will be required to work in Retail Catering and the Patient Meal Service if required, The post holder will be required to provide a polite, courteous and helpful service to all customers, including patients and staff.
  • The main elements of the role are to ensure the delivery of food and beverage services to patients throughout the day.
  • The post holder is expected to comply with Trust Infection Control Policies and conduct him/herself at all times in such a manner as to minimise the risk of Healthcare associated infection.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The Catering Department operates a multi-site facility providing over 2000 meals per day to patients, staff and visitors.    

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking, reliable individual who is able to work well under pressure in a busy environment.

You will be required to work primarily within the Fine Fillings Retail outlet which is open to staff, visitors and patients or in any of the numerous retail catering areas with in the Hospital.

In accordance with departmental procedures your main duties will include making sandwiches to order, serving hot beverages and food, basic oven cooking of some hot food products, cash handling and till operation, dishwashing and associated cleaning duties. You may be required to prepare, deliver and set up hospitality requirements

The post holder will be required to be a good team player ensuring the provision of an efficient, hygienic and quality service whilst meeting the needs of all our customers.

You will need to be flexible and have an excellent commitment to customer care.

 Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. Variable shifts over 5 days between the hours of 7:00 - 20:00, Monday to Friday.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Darren Beckett on 07385392895 or

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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