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About Abbeyfield

About Abbeyfield

At Abbeyfield, we believe that great care starts with great people. We’re committed to providing the highest standards of accommodation to our residents and we’re always keen to hear from people who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of older people in the UK.

The Role

You will work with the cooking schedules as set by the House Manager.  These duties cover providing a balanced and nutritious tea for our residents and reporting stock levels to the house manager. You’ll respect residents’ wishes and preferences and ensure every resident is provided with and enjoys a balanced, healthy, varied, and nutritious diet that is prepared according to their tastes and presented to a high standard.

You will obtain feedback on meal preferences and seek to constantly improve levels of satisfaction.

You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant food hygiene and health and safety requirements so that the facilities and operations receive high inspection ratings.

Finally, you will also ensure that store areas and equipment are kept clean, hygienic, and tidy at all times.

About You

You will need to be:

1.  Able to prepare and cook varied, healthy, and safe meals for large groups regularly.

2. Ability to communicate and interact well with people

3. To be able to read and write to a good standard

4. Ability to work well as part of a team.

5. Demonstrate empathy and understanding of the needs of older people 6. Able to readily obtain a Food Hygiene certificate

Rewards & Benefits

We offer competitive pay and depending on how many hours you work, you will accrue leave at an equivalent rate of 28 days of paid leave in a full calendar year, inclusive of bank/public holidays (pro rata). And in order to carry out this role, you will be provided with mandatory training to get you started, as part of a comprehensive induction.  To be eligible to work for us in future assignments, you will be expected to keep your mandatory training up to date.

We offer a company pension scheme

A Great Place to Work

At Abbeyfield Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Society we are proud of the care and support we provide for older people in our houses located in Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead. Residents live in a ‘family’ environment where we encourage them to pursue hobbies and interests.


The Society consists of three houses, the houses merged to create one society in 1989 and are run by a voluntary committee. Living with Abbeyfield is the perfect option for people who cannot live on their own and who think that going into care is their only option. In a supported house, residents retain their independence but live in a supportive family environment.

Our resident’s rooms come with fitted kitchen area for our residents to retain their independence should they wish.  We have a bright and airy conservatory where our residents and their loved ones or families can sit and chat looking out into our beautiful garden. Our residents enjoy regular coffee mornings and visits from people in our local community.

An honest and open culture is encouraged by our house managers and their teams, who are supported with regular team meetings and ongoing up-to-date training.  Our teams are made up of committed, caring and professional people who are dedicated to ensuring that our residents are supported to do the things that they want to do, including the little things that matter.

As part of our team, you will have excellent opportunities to work with some amazing, caring people and give something back to our wonderful residents by enriching their lives.  If this sounds like somewhere where you would like to work, please do contact us.


The Abbeyfield Society

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