- Job Reference
- Islington, London
- Job Description
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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.
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
Set next to Regent's Canal, we offer high quality care and a great location.
Muriel Street Resource Centre is a modern, purpose-built care home set in a leafy residential area next to the Regent's Canal in Islington, north London. We provide residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals living with Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia or mental health issues. We also offer supportive and compassionate end of life care.
Our highly skilled and experienced team spends time getting to know residents individually, so that we can create personalised care plans that take into account each person’s unique needs, lifetime experiences, choices and interests. We involve residents and family members at every step of the care planning journey.
Muriel Street care home has an attractive, contemporary look and every aspect of the home and gardens has been designed specifically to meet residents’ needs. All of our team members share the goal of providing the highest possible standards of care – but we’re also very welcoming and approachable, and always available for a friendly chat.
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.