Casual Kitchen Assistant Opportunities | Burwood Hospital

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do. 

Burwood Hospital are looking for a reliable, punctual and motivated kitchen assistants to join our team on a casual basis, working across 7 days per week as and when required. 

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Burwood Hospital are looking for a reliable, punctual and motivated kitchen assistants to join their team on a casual basis, working across 7 days per week as and when required. 

Our kitchen assistants are responsible for carrying out general kitchen and cleaning duties, washing dishes, preparing and presenting food and providing great customer service. 

Our perfect candidate;


  • Hard working team player
  • Reliable with good time management
  • Flexible approach and a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have previous food preparation experience
  • Passionate about serving great food, customer service and quality
For the Kitchen Assistants - Experience working in a similar position and a food safety certificate (Unit Standard 167) is desirable but not essential. 


We have casual positions available – therefore the hours are not guaranteed, so we are ideally looking for candidates who are flexible and adaptable in their hours and able to flex up to cover planned and unplanned staff leave when required.

For training purposes we need candidates to be available to work daylight hours (0630 – 1900) – once you are competent in your role you would be eligible for working shifts outside of these hours. 

Note* To apply for this position you must be available to work weekends between 0630 - 1900

Please state clearly in your covering letter the minimum and maximum hours you are generally able to work each week. 

If you are passionate about the food industry and want flexibility in your work then please express your interest today!

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

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Job no: 235203

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: 14 December 2018