Food Service Aid (8 posts): Salary R 102 534 per annum

Closing Date: 30 August 2019

Institution: Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory

Core Title: Health Associated Sciences and Support Personnel

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum requirement:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy.


  • Appropriate Large Scale Hospital Catering experience.
  • Appropriate experience of therapeutic diets, food groups, preparation and cooking methods, and quality and portion control of food according to standardised recipes.
  • Appropriate experience of the Cook-Chill System.
  • Appropriate experience with patient’s service (i.e. ward hostess).

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Ability to work shifts (weekends and public holidays).
  • Must be willing to enter hospital wards and serve patients.
  • Ability to do work of physical natures.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of Western Cape.
  • Proof of attendance of a Kitchen Hygiene, Kitchen Cleaner or an Assistant Chefs, will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to function within a team and work under pressure.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Utilise the Cook Chill System, prepare, cook, plate, regenerate, serve meals and beverages for the patients in accordance with the PAWC Food Service Policy.
  • Follow standardised PAWC Receipts and Menus.
  • Clean and maintain the kitchen area and equipment as well adhere to health and safety regulations.
  • Communicate with patients and kitchen staff as well as give feedback about problems and make recommendations to the Food Service Supervisor.
  • Dress according to Departmental specifications and adhere to Hospital/ PAWC Policy.



The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This post was also advertised in People’s Post 6/8/2019, Vukani 8/8/2019, PSVC 29/2019.


Applications To The Chief Executive Officer: Groote Schuur Hospital
Private Bag X4
(For attention: Ms n Mbilini)


See how to apply here