Posted 10 August by Orchard Care Homes
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Orchard Care Homes - Shevington Court, L35, Prescot

Hours - 16 hours per week

Pay - £8.83 per hour

Our support teams enjoy life at the heart of our community

Our support staff are at the heart of each and every one of our homes. They are the people who do the jobs which keep the home running smoothly, from filing to tiling, from driving to drying - roles which are absolutely essential to the wellbeing of our residents, making it a home from home.

Orchard at the Heart of the Community

Orchard Care Homes has been running and managing care homes across the UK for over a decade.

Our Mission: To be the positive choice for resident’s, their families and friends, healthcare professionals and staff.

Our person-centred approach to care relies on the dedication and passion of our employees, who we expect to go the extra mile to improve the home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community within our homes.

It’s the attitude you can bring to Orchard Care Homes that we value, not necessarily your background of working in a care setting. We recruit people with previous experience, and those for whom a job in a care environment represents a new beginning. We are looking for enthusiastic people to continue making our homes a rewarding and enjoyable place to live and work.

What you’ll be doing

You will lead and manage a dedicated team of kitchen staff to deliver meals and snacks, ensuring our residents enjoy well-cooked, nutritious and beautifully presented food, taking into account health related dietary requirements, ethnic origins and religious convictions.

You will play a key role in the preparation of meals, special events and functions, providing a high-quality kitchen service. Working within the constraints of the budget, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the kitchen and formal supervision of kitchen staff as part of a vibrant team whose aim is to promote the general well-being of customers.

Where you will be working

A large village within the significantly historical parish of St Helens, Rainhill is most famous for its association with the world’s first 'modern’ steam locomotive, the Stephenson’s Rocket. Shevington Court Nursing home is within close proximity to Whiston Hospital and broad green spaces.

What you’ll need


Minimum qualification of QCF/NVQ Level 2 or City & Guilds 706/2 in Catering

Food Safety Level 2 or Basic Food Hygiene certificate

Full understanding of HACCP process and implementation experience

Previous experience working in a busy kitchen environment

A passion for producing fresh, home cooked food, from scratch to the highest standard

Recipe costing skills and food budgeting experience

Leadership skills to supervise/lead the kitchen team

Good organisational skills. Ability to prioritise workloads


Previous management/supervisory experience

Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group including Dysphagia

Values and commitment:

Be polite, friendly, warm and supportive to the kitchen team, residents, Manager, staff and visitors.

  • Enjoy a busy environment
  • Be approachable and customer focused
  • The ability to encourage teamwork and support the team, providing guidance on food related matters
  • Strong personal qualities, reliable, punctual and smart appearance
  • Eager to complete all training relevant to your role

What we offer in return:-

By choosing Orchard Care Homes you are joining a progressive and ambitious group of care homes. We are driven to provide the very best standards of care and quality within our homes, and to recruit the very best people in our company. As such we offer a competitive salary and range of benefits including;

  • Ongoing training

  • Career development opportunities

  • Refer a friend scheme

  • Comprehensive induction

  • Cost of DBS check paid for by the company

  • Free uniform

  • Pension Scheme

Reference: 35849220

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