Casual Ward Catering Assistant | Christchurch 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

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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.

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

Christchurch Hospital are looking for energetic, friendly, customer focussed Catering Assistants to provide the WellFood Food Service experience to our patients in the wards – apply today!

The wards within Christchurch Hospital are bustling with many patients and their families visiting for short or long stays. We need to ensure our visitors are being cared for in every aspect, and making sure they are be provided with nutritious meals is critical in our care model. 

Christchurch Hospital are looking for energetic, friendly, customer focussed Catering Assistants to provide the WellFood Food Service experience to our patients in the wards on a Casual basis.

In this position you will be responsible to look after and provide the food & beverage requirements to the patients in a ward. This will be achieved by providing a spoken menu to the patients, collating this information & then assembling these orders onto the patients individual meal trays and delivering them to back the wards, all whilst providing excellent customer service to our patients and their families.

*You must have exemplary attention to detail, as you will need to ensure the meals you are providing meet the patient’s dietary requirements such as avoiding any harmful allergens.

Our perfect candidate will have;

  • Reliable transportation and good time management
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English
  • Previous customer service experience
  • A strong attention to detail

Our Catering Assistants work Monday – Sunday covering the hours from breakfast through to dinner. Shifts are on a rotating roster and are generally 2 days on 2 days off, working a full day between the hours of 6:30am & 7pm. We require people who are reliable and have great personal time management and can be flexible with working arrangements so as to fit in with department needs.

Experience working in a similar position and sound nutritional knowledge is desirable but not essential. Full training will be provided.

If you are passionate about the delivering excellent customer service 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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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 




Job no: 234438

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply now!