Role description

Hospitality & Catering Assistant

Hospice Band 2 – Starting salary £21,230 WTE per annum (following 12 month review, salary may rise to £22,263 WTE subject to satisfactory performance) pro-rata per annum + unsocial hours enhancement + Pension

37.5 hours per week (weekend work will be included)

We are looking to recruit a friendly, enthusiastic and motivated Hospitality & Catering Assistant to join our hard-working Hospitality team.

Your role is to provide patients within the inpatient unit with a high standard of care by ensuring that their individual catering requests are met.

You’ll be involved between kitchen and in-patient unit, clearing tables, washing pans pots and utensils, stacking/unstacking dishwashers, stripping of meal trays, stock replenishment and a variety of food preparation and cleaning duties.

There will be patient contact so must have good level of English language skills (understand and be understood) and candidates should be tidy and presentable. This is a multi-purpose role in which the post holder maybe required to work across any of the sections within the catering function   Experience would be an advantage, but is not essential as full training will be provided.  Starting salary on appointment will be £21,230 WTE per annum.  Salary may rise to £22,263 WTE subject to a performance & salary review which will take place following 12 months service in the role.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Stuart Walker - Facilities Manager on 0131 551 1381.

How to apply:

The full job description for this role can be obtained by clicking on the download button below.

To apply please complete the Hospice Application Form below and return by email to

EMPLOYER: St Columba's Hospice Care is an independent Scottish Charity, SC003634, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

STARTING SALARY: The starting salary for all appointments (irrespective of experience or current salary) is 'Step 1' of the St Columba's Hospice salary scale

PAY PROGRESSION: Salary will be reviewed following 12 months completed service in the role at St Columba's and, subject to satisfactory performance in the role and at the discretion of the Hospice, salary may rise to 'Step 2' of the St Columba's Hospice salary scale.

HOSPICE SERVICE RELATED BENEFITS: Continuous employment at St Columba's counts towards the calculation of entitlement for all St Columba's service related benefits including annual leave allowance, occupational sick pay, maternity/paternity leave & pay etc.  

St Columba's Hospice offers competitive rates of pay, generous pension contributions, annual leave allowance and occupational sick pay entitlements that increase with length of service at St Columba's Hospice, and a supportive and rewarding place to work, with our own on-site education and research team - we're an Investor in People organisation! For a full summary of terms and conditions of employment please refer to the vacancy pack for the role you are interested in.


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