Food Service Assistant For Sodexo

Full time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Job description

As a Food Service Assistant at Sodexo in Oasis Restore, Rochester, you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to positively change the lives of disadvantaged children in custody or on remand. We are building a brand-new organisation that has never been tried before in the UK. This role includes the preparation and serving of our various menus and ensuring all working areas are always kept clean and tidy. Do you want to be a part of a values led, driven and innovative team developing the UK’s first secure school? Join Sodexo and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way.

What you do:

  • Serve food and drink to students, staff and guests as directed.
  • Assist with food service and replenishment of food, beverages and equipment to support service times.
  • Assist with the set-up, service, clearing and cleaning of function catering as requested.
  • Promote a good company image to students and guests by using positive customer service practices.
  • Set the example by being professional whilst maintaining and ensuring great team work and good ethics with your colleagues and Supervisors at all times
  • Ensure that areas under your control are kept clean and tidy as is reasonably practicable at all times and assist with all aspects of the preparation of food service areas and presentation of food to the notified standard when required
  • Prepare all food with due care and attention, particularly in regard to customers special dietary requirements: for example; nut, dairy or wheat allergies.
  • Ensure all products stored / displayed are date coded, Stock rotated & labelled correctly using the shelf life rule.
  • Ensure all polices relating to deliveries & storage are adhered to in relation of health, food safety e.g. quality, quantity & Temperature.
  • Undertake occasional duties outside the normal routine but within the scope of the position and the departments activities.
    • To assist as required at special functions some of which may occur outside of regular hours, for which you will be paid overtime
    • To report any complaints and take action where directed
    • To attend meetings and training courses as required.

What you bring:

  • Essential
    • Patient with the ability to build quality relationships with colleagues and clients while respecting boundaries
    • Takes pride in work
    • Good time management and organizational skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Customer focused
    • Self-motivated
    • Hard working
    • Ability to work inclusively as part of a team or individually as needed
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Positive approach to learning in role and identifying own training needs as appropriate
    • Excellent personal and food hygiene
    • Maintain personal resilience in all situations
    • The ability to challenge inappropriate behaviour
    • Required to complete pre-employment checks (MOJ Enhanced security clearance & Safer Recruitment checks)
    • Desirable
  • Experience of working in a similar custodial / secure environment

What we offer:

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we also offer a range of resources, rewards and benefits for our colleagues and their families:

  • Unlimited access to an online platform offering mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to help with everyday issues or larger problems where you may need additional support, including legal and financial advice, support with work related issues or personal issues such as bereavement.
  • Access to a free health and wellbeing app that provides rewards for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and includes access to a 24hr virtual GP and various other services.
  • The Sodexo Discounts Scheme, offering great deals 24/7 (also open to friends and family) and/or the prepayment cashback card.
  • Money Insights and financial benefits via the Salary Finance Platform.
  • Save for your future by becoming a member of the Sodexo Retirement Plan
  • A death in Service benefit for colleagues who pass away whilst employed by Sodexo
  • Opportunities to enable colleagues to grow and succeed throughout their career at Sodexo, including apprenticeships and a variety of learning and development tools.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme to help colleagues to do their bit for the environment whilst keeping fit.
  • Volunteering Opportunities to enable all colleagues to help support worthwhile causes in our communities.
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied.

**Sodexo and our Clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (UK) and / or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland)**

  • Sodexo reserves the right to close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications

About The Company

About Sodexo

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer. We are a forces friendly 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 Parents & Carers, Sodexo Disability, Ability network, So Together, Generations and Origins.

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.

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


  • £12.00 per hour
  • 35 hours per week
  • Working pattern: working 5 days over 7 (no nights)
  • This is all year round operational site.

Job Features

Job CategoryRestaurants & Food Service

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