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Kitchen Assistant – Orchid Care Home – Maternity Cover


Hours: 36 hours per week. Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Are you caring and compassionate? If so, our skilled and dedicated team need you, join us as a keyworker and make a real difference to the lives of our residents.

Orchid Care Home is purpose-built and close to the district centre with its shopping and social facilities and good transport links. We have 84 single ensuite rooms, and our residents require nursing care, some have mental health issues such as dementia, and some need end-of-life care. Each of the three floors has its own dedicated care team to ensure continuity. Orchid has several lounges and dining areas, a large cinema room, hair salon, activity room, and a coffee shop which leads straight into our garden. Our residents are supported by our teams to have maximum choice and control of their lives in the least restrictive way possible.

Job Overview:  

To keep our beautiful and friendly home running smoothly, we need a kitchen assistant for 36 hours per week, to cover maternity leave from 21 December 2020. With a flexible and dynamic approach, you‘ll be working with our lovely kitchen team to ensure the lives of our residents are happy, healthy and comfortable.

Ideally, you will have experience of working in a catering environment and hold a basic food hygiene certificate. Previous experience working in a care home environment is desirable but not essential.

Your role will be to help prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, and you should have a positive attitude with a desire to provide the best possible results for our residents. Delivering an excellent service at each meal and making our residents feel at home, you’ll understand the importance of maintaining our high standards and ensuring everyone enjoys a pleasant dining experience.

We are looking for genuine, caring and hard-working people who really want to make a positive difference to the lives of our residents.  We will provide you with the support and training you need, including induction and ongoing development.

Company overview:

Our company aims to present a family feel to our services we provide, this is extended to our service users, visitors and staff alike. We invest in our staff in training and development, above the national guidelines as we recognise our staff are the key to our success. Recruiting the right staff for our service and retaining those staff are paramount. We do this by valuing their input and empowering them throughout their roles. As a company we quality manage each of our homes to ensure they provide a safe and a robust service and continue to meet all the Care Quality Commissions requirements. We are continuingly striving to be Centres of Excellence in all we do.

To apply, please contact the home manager


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