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Kitchen Assistant - Stanley Wilson Lodge Care Home

Kitchen Assistant - Stanley Wilson Lodge Care Home

Posted 12 February by Excelcare Holdings

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our Stanley Wilson Lodge Care Home in Saffron Walden, Essex. You will become part of a compassionate and welcoming team providing physical, emotional, and social support and most importantly outstanding meal experiences for the people living in our care home. Your dedication, reliability and support will make a difference every day.

Excelcare is a family-owned care home group established for over 34 years. We provide the highest standards of care to older people with a range of needs including dementia, physical disabilities, and mental health issues. By joining us you will become one of the ‘family’ and in return for your dedication and hard work you can expect:

  • Salary £11.45 per hour
  • 18 hours a week
  • 7am - 4pm X 2 times a week from Monday - Sunday. You will be required to work alternate weekends

About the role:

  • As a Kitchen Assistant, you will be required to assist the Chef to prepare and cook nutritious, healthy meals using fresh ingredients for the people living in our care home
  • Work to scheduled meal plans paying attention to individual dietary requirements
  • Always maintain excellent standards of hygiene
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and support at mealtimes with the dining experience
  • Respecting choice and preferences of the people we care for
  • Check kitchen equipment and report any concerns or faults to the Chef.
  • Understanding of Health & Safety, particularly in respect of Basic Food Hygiene, COSHH, safe moving and Handling and working within guidelines relating to cross infection

What we are looking for from you:

  • Experience of cooking for large numbers
  • A passion for preparing and assisting with cooking of fresh, tasty, homemade food
  • NVQ Level 2 OR (qualified by experience) in catering and hospitality
  • 2 years’ experience in a catering environment
  • 12 months experience in managing a kitchen
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as you will be involved in meaningful

What we offer in return for your hard work:

  • 28 Days holiday including bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking*
  • Enhancement to pay on bank holidays
  • Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding £500 for every person you refer
  • DBS certificate paid by Excelcare*
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Funded qualifications via the apprenticeship programme (where required)
  • Paid uniform
  • Employee of the month - £100 for outstanding contribution
  • Team appreciation week

*Terms and Conditions apply

If you are interested in the position, please apply online today – we look forward to hearing from you.

Reference: 52118375

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