- Job Reference
- Poole, Dorset
- Job Description
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You’re a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen. Ideally, you’ve already got some experience in a care home setting. You’re also a caring person who understands how important mealtimes are to older, vulnerable people. You’re a good team player who takes pride in your job and is happy to go the extra mile. You know the importance of food hygiene and health and safety rules. Above all, you want to be a valued member of a friendly team. You’re keen to progress in your catering career and do your bit to improve the nutrition of older people.
Reporting to the Head Chef, you’ll make sure all kitchen equipment and areas are properly cleaned. As part of our hard-working team, you’ll also help prepare tasty, nutritious meals that our residents and guests will enjoy. For example, you’ll take pressure off the chefs by cooking breakfast in the mornings. At main mealtimes, you’ll add those much-loved finishing touches like custard or gravy. You’ll be responsible for safe, hygienic food storage and for making sure kitchen equipment and cleaning materials are kept in their correct places. In return, we’ll give you lots of support, training and opportunities to progress in your career.
As a Kitchen Assistant 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 chef
- Quality training to develop your skills
- Stakeholder pension
- Childcare vouchers
- Free 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
The Potteries care home is located in the suburb of Broadstone, just a few miles from the centre of the beautiful seaside town of Poole.
The care home is a short bus ride into Poole town centre and its many shops, cafes and beaches.
The Potteries, which opened in October 2013, is a purpose-built care home with all the latest facilities and a focus on luxurious living. On the ground floor, close to our reception you’ll discover a contemporary coffee shop, a cinema where we regularly show movie classics and a hair salon where residents can enjoy a pamper and a chat with the hairdresser.
Like all Care UK care staff, our experienced and dedicated care teams take pride in delivering the very highest quality residential, dementia and nursing care. They get to know every resident – their likes, dislikes and their life stories – and then create a personalised care plan that enables your loved one to maintain their independence and continue doing the things they love. They can enjoy activities based on their lifelong hobbies and interests, or even try something new.
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.