Making a Difference
to people's lives

Catering Assistant

Salary: £10.42 per hour, plus benefits

Location: Positions available at Shrewsbury and Newcastle under Lyme

Hours: Various hours available covering a 7-day rota


The Organisation:

The Wrekin Housing Group is a socially minded organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives. We do this by: 

  • Providing more than 13,500 homes for affordable rent across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
  • Delivering care services to older people, adults with learning difficulties and people with dementia.
  • Channelling social investment across communities to create jobs and promote economic growth. We generate opportunities for people to gain employability skills, maximising the social value of our services and delivering wider community benefits.

At Wrekin you will be joining a team of more than 1200 colleagues who inspire positive change, communicate clearly, grow together and ensure that everyone matters. We make sure that all colleagues have the tools and training to flourish and contribute to our collective goal of making a difference to people’s lives.

(For further details please visit our website


The Role:

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who can contribute towards providing a catering service to residents, visitors and staff which delivers on high standards of food safety and food delivery, but also delight customers using the catering service providing high standards of customer service.

A Health and Safety Qualification along with basic food hygiene is desirable to work in this role or showing the willingness to work towards.

Please indicate in your personal statement which scheme you would like to be considered for.

(Please see the Job Description for further details)


What you will need:

The successful applicants will play a leading role in in being the ‘face’ of the ShireLiving. You will require excellent organisational and presentation skills and a passion for producing quality food. Successful candidates will be expected to engage with our tenants and visitors as well as colleagues and suppliers so excellent communication skills are also a must. The roles require people to be able to adapt to the needs of our customers.

You will be working in a demanding and fast-paced environment, so you must be a conscientious and hard-working individual who is willing to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional service.

Given the environment you will be working in, you must be able to demonstrate effective communication.

(For further details please read the Full Person Specification)



In addition to a rewarding role, we offer all employees an excellent benefits package;

  • Free Life Assurance cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking
  • 16 hours additional leave for volunteering


Our Inclusive Culture:

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. All applications are considered on the requirements of the role regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief or background. Please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy below for further information


Recruitment Process:

In partnership with our trusted external providers we are committed to undertaking care and safeguarding checks with all colleagues. These checks may vary according to the role you have applied for.

We also ask for two references for everyone who is offered a position, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. All roles will also be offered subject to satisfactory right to live and work in the UK checks; if you need any further information on these checks please visit

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS Check

Ref : WHG1902. Closing Date : 12/04/2023 - Interview Date : 17/04/2023


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