Cleaner and Catering Assistant

Blue Arrow are looking for Domestic and Food Assistants to work with our client in Central Manchester

Immediate start, temporary ongoing role.
Day shifts are 0700-1500 or 0800-1600
Evening shifts are 1600-1900 or 1700-2000
All shift patterns involve working weekends on a rota basis.

This is a dual role and the successful applicant will be required to do both domestic cleaning and food service.

Job Profile
To work as a key member of the team to develop and maintain the patient environment. To provide a high quality helpful, courteous beverage and meal service, to meet the needs of patients. In addition carrying out cleaning and related duties as required in order to assist in the delivery of the hotel services

Key Performance Areas:


To assist in the preparation of all patient food services. To ensure that all food is prepared in a safe and hygienic manner at all times.

Main Tasks are:-

The distribution of menu folders
Collect, wash, refill and distribute patient water jugs and glasses.
To assist with the production of all meals necessary for the provision of patient service
To plate and assemble patient meals accurately on tray for presentation to the patient
Service of food to patients at designated times
Check temperature of foods and record prior to service to patients.
Ensure that any patient requiring a special diet is catered for.
The preparation and service of hot and cold beverages at designated times throughout the day.
Prepare and serve a range of snack to patients between meals or on an ad-hoc basis as instructed by nursing staff.
The collection of cutlery and crockery following the patient meal
The washing up of all crockery and cutlery items and storage of such items at ward level.
Adherence to all legislation and policies relating to patient meal service.
Maintain ward kitchens and equipment in a clean and hygienic manner.
Ensure stock control and rotation procedures are maintained.


To deliver a full cleaning service to wards within the hospital in accordance with Work Schedules and activity within the area, using own initiative to plan workload.

Main Tasks are:-

Empty and dispose of all household waste in accordance with the Trust's Infection Control and Waste Disposal Policies.
Carry out general cleaning tasks i.e. damp dusting of all furniture, fixtures, fittings, skirtings and interior glass doors.
Carry out high dusting of walls, ledges, perimeter fittings and paintwork.
Clean all sanitary fittings and fixtures.
Supply and replenish consumables i.e. paper towels, toilet rolls, soap etc.
Clean and maintain floor areas/surfaces using the appropriate equipment.
Remove and re-hang shower curtains.
Clean the kitchen, fixtures and appliances.
Clean and maintain Cleaning Store and equipment.
Respond to any specialist cleaning procedure, adhering to Infection Control Guidelines.