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- Hammersmith , London
- Job Description
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Do you have experience of working in a busy Kitchen? Want to join a caring environment? Our nursing home, St Vincents in Hammersmith, are looking for a full time chef to join the team. If you enjoy the nature of kitchen work but are looking for work life balance we have the perfect opportunity for you. With shifts including every other weekend off this is a great way for you to have time to keep doing what you love outside of work.
Work life balance...Three words that do not often come up in a chef’s vocabulary, yet this is exactly what Care UK is offering. With shifts including every other weekend off this is a great way for a chef to continue working with fresh food, cooked to the highest standards and still have time for family life outside work.
Care UK boasts an exceptional track record in regards to career progression with countless examples of chef’s progressing from sous chef level and gaining those elusive head chef positions. The training and culinary development throughout the business is highly regarded and if you are keen to learn new skills in this sector then this would be a great move for you.
You will get the chance to be involved in all aspects of the kitchen management; including motivating and leading the team, participating in breakfast lunch and dinner time services, ensuring food standards are kept high, ordering and supplier liaison, training and coaching more junior staff, potential for putting your ideas forward for the menu as well as ensuring all HACCAP and COSHH requirements.
NVQ level 2 and 3 cookery levels would be preferred but experience in similar roles in the care, hotel /restaurant industry or event catering but certainly working with fresh food.
If you have experience with dietary needs with clients and customers this would be a big advantage. You must be personable and a good communicator as a crucial part of the role will involve your liaison with the residents. You will need to show drive, ambition and an ability to motivate and nurture talent within the team.
In return for all your hard work you will be paid a competitive salary and be given every opportunity to progress and develop. As a Chef at Care UK, you can look forward to:
- Competitive pay
- Alternative weekend working
- Bank holiday enhancements
- Fast-track career options
- Quality training to develop your skills
- Stakeholder pension
- Childcare vouchers
- Free chef’s uniform
- Thousands of online and in-store discounts-in Care UK
Think you have what it takes?! Then get in touch
- Where you'll work
St Vincent’s House is a modern and elegant purpose-designed care home in Hammersmith, west London.
Our experienced team provides personalised nursing and respite care for older people. We also offer sensitive and supportive end of life care.
Everyone at St Vincent’s House is very friendly and welcoming, and the home has a real family feel. We spend lots of time getting to know residents and their loved ones, so that we fully understand each person’s support needs, lifetime experiences and interests. It’s an important part of creating individualised care plans and designing activities that will engage and inspire.
Every member of our team shares the same goal of providing the best possible standards of care and offering compassion and support wherever it’s needed. We’re proud to have been awarded the Gold Standards Framework for care homes hallmark in recognition of the high quality of our end of life care.
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.