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Food Service Assistant (Casual)

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.

In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.

What is the job role?

We are recruiting to several casual positions for Food Service Assistants within Housing with Care.  We provide a hot lunch time meal to our clients on a daily basis.  Your role will include providing a welcoming and responsive environment to ensure tenants feel safe and valued as part of the team, you will maintain high standards of food hygiene/cleanliness in line with best practice, and to ensure compliance with

The role will involve:

  •   Serving meals
  •   Food preparation
  •   Kitchen Cleaning
  •   Washing up 

All positions are casual and working hours are between 9.30 am – 3.00 pm we offer a 7-day service.

You will require good oral and written skills in communicating with a variety of people.

You will be required to work alone and prioritise your workload and prepare and present meals for a diverse client group.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have some experience of working in a catering environment, have some knowledge of Health and Safety practices, and have the ability to carry out lifting and carrying duties. You must also have, or train towards, Basic Food Safety Level 2 certificate and be willing to undertake any other training applicable to this role.

Flexibility to carry out the duties of the role, along with reliability is essential.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date: 22nd June 2023 The interview will include a practical assessment within the unit interviews cannot be done over MS Teams.

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council


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