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Second Chef

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  • Job Reference
  • SYS-5256
  • Location
  • Norwich, Suffolk
  • Job Description
  • Second_Chef.pdf
  • Job Copy
  • *Pay starts from £9.50 per hour - 37.5 hrs per week*

    You

    You’re a capable, experienced chef with a City & Guilds 705 qualification (or the equivalent). You’re a caring person who knows the vital role mealtimes play in the lives of frail, older people. Ideally, you’ve already got some experience catering for older people in a care home or similar setting. You’re well-organised and a good team player. You’re happy working closely with colleagues to make sure individual dietary needs are met. You want to be a valued member of a friendly, close-knit team – keen to progress in your career as a chef and do your bit to improve the nutrition of older people.


    Your role

    Reporting to the Head Chef, you’ll be responsible for preparing appetising meals for our care home residents. So you’ll need to be hard-working and reliable. It’s also crucial that you understand the challenges of catering for older, vulnerable people – some of whom may have poor appetites. You’ll work closely with your care team colleagues to address individual needs. We’ll also expect you to support and inspire your assistants in the kitchen, help your Head Chef with menu planning and maintain excellent food hygiene standards. This is a demanding role for a chef. But you’ll have lots of support and quality training to make a success of it. 

    As a Chef at Care UK, you can look forward to:

    • Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
    • Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
    • Bank holiday enhancements
    • Fast-track career options, e.g. to Head Chef
    • Quality training to develop your skills
    • Stakeholder pension
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Free chef’s uniform
    • Thousands of online and in-store discounts
       

    About Care UK

    We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support. 

  • Where you'll work
  • Cavell Court, located in the heart of Cringleford, is a new purpose-built care home that opened in July 2015.

    Cavell Court is an 80-bed care home in Cringleford, just a few miles from Norwich. The home provides a range of round-the-clock care services and every aspect of the home is designed to ensure that residents continue to enjoy a fulfilling life.

    Residents keep busy and active, whether that means continuing to do lifelong hobbies, or discovering new interests. Our specialist lifestyle team gets to know each resident, their passions and pet-hates, hobbies and life stories before designing an activity plan tailored to your loved one’s unique needs.

    All of the Cavell Court care home team understand that the process of choosing residential care for a loved one is an emotional process. We’re here to make things as easy as possible, supporting you from the first time you look around Cavell Court through to your loved one moving in, and throughout the time they’re with us.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.