Hospital Food Services Aid and Porter Wanted

Reference Number People’s Post 12/2/2019, Tygerburger 13/2/2019, PSVC 6/2019
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Valkenberg, Stikland, Alexandra, and New Somerset Hospitals (Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services)

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 experience in a large scale Food Service environment.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Incumbent must be prepared to work shifts and overtime which include weekends and public holidays.
  • Incumbent must be fit and strong enough to lift heavy objects and be on their feet the entire day.
  • Must be willing to enter hospital wards, large scale freezers and cold rooms.
  • Valid (Code B/EB) drivers licence. (only applicable at Valkenberg Hospital).

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Knowledge of production for normal and therapeutic diets in an Industrial Food Service Unit on a large scale.
  • Knowledge of hygiene, Occupational Health, HACCP and safety principles.
  • Ability to read, speak and write in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Assist in the receipt and storage of all provisions and stock in the Food Service unit.
  • Pre-prepare and produce all normal and therapeutic diets.
  • Weigh, dish and distribute food to various wards.
  • Cleaning of all areas, utensils and equipment in the Food Service Department.
  • Follow and adhere to Health and Safety prescripts, PAWC recipes and menus.
  • Follow and adhere to elementary control measures and standard operational procedures.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to a practical test. Kindly indicate your preference of institution on your Z83.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

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 12/2/2019, Tygerburger  5/2/2019,  PSVC 6/2019.


Salary R 96 549 per annum
Salary Level Level 2
Applications To The Chief Director: Metro Health Services
Bellville Health Park
Private Bag X15
(For attention: Ms R Hattingh)
Closing Date 8 March 2019
Enquiries Ms B Beukes
Tel: (021) 8158749
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