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Catering Assistant

Serco Plc - Broadmeadows, VIC

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
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Join the passionate Catering team at Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation
Prepare and deliver high quality food to detainees meeting all hygiene standards
Full time position covering shifts from 10.30am – 8pm for lunch and dinner service

About you

You have a positive attitude with a strong work ethic and good verbal and written communication skills. Your experience in following directions whilst working in a diverse fast paced environment allows you to be a good team player. You are confident in preparing and delivering food of high standard. Your dedication to nutritious food will enable you to provide well-presented food to detainees. You are a respectful and professional person who demonstrates exceptional moral values in everything you do.

About the role
We are currently seeking a qualified and experienced Catering Assistant to join the team at our Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) site based at Broadmeadows, VIC. The successful candidate will report to the Catering Manager and will ensure the smooth and successful operation of the food service process, whilst complying with all food hygiene regulations. Good knife skills are essential as is the ability to perform general cleaning tasks.
This role is physically demanding, and you will be required to constantly lift and bend, push and pull stock. This is a fulltime position working on a rotating roster across the seven days including public holidays, covering the hours from 10.30am – 8 pm for meal service.

To be successful in this role you will have:
The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
Minimum Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20312) or equivalent qualification
Basic Food Hygiene / Food Safety Handling Certificate
Demonstrated experience with basic kitchen processes and food preparation
Sound understanding of HACCP principles
Ability to assist the Catering Manager and Chefs in preparation of the daily menu
Ensure all tasks are performed in a timely manner and comply with internal policy and legislative requirements
First Aid Certificate is desirable
Understanding of OHS legislation and management of hazards

This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment, which includes national police check as an essential selection component for this role.

About Us
We are trusted to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people in our care across Australia’s network of immigration centres. Our team provides fully integrated services across facilities management, accommodation, catering, welfare, engagement, security, transport, and escorting. We are committed to treating people in our care with dignity and respect in a safe and secure environment.

At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Health, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. To learn more please visit

Join Us
If you are inspired to make a positive different and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.
Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter.
We are committed to diversity and we encourage people to apply from different backgrounds. By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
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Broadmeadows, VIC

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism


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