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Kitchen Assistant Weekends

Job Introduction

Abbeyfield is a charity for elderly people, providing housing to more than 7,000 residents across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance our residents’ quality of life through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment, maintaining a socially active life.

We’re committed to providing the highest standards of care to our residents, and we believe that great care starts with great people. The interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do.

Abbeyfield is more than a home; it’s a neighbourhood, a community, a family. Are you ready to be a part of it?

Apply today!

Role Responsibility

Meal times are really important to our residents, and your role is crucial to making them as enjoyable as possible.  If you’re passionate about high standards of cleanliness and love to serve good food, then we’d like to hear from you.  

You will prepare pre ordered light teas, prepare food trolleys and ensure all preparation areas are kept clean and tidy A passion for food with previous experience working in a kitchen is preferable. Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is essential.

You’ll be great at making new friends and building relationships, and that way, you’ll know our residents’ dietary requirements and know how to cater for them, so that every meal time is an enjoyable one.

The Ideal Candidate

Are you a naturally caring person?  Do you make friends easily and interact with a wide range of people in varied situations?  And can you also read, write and work with numbers to a good standard?

Are you also a strong and supportive team player, and willing to learn more about food hygiene and preparation?  If so, we will provide you with all the training and support you need.

Better still, if you are already QCF qualified to Level 2 in Food Hygiene, this is definitely the job for you.

Package Description

We are a great team to work for and a small caring home where every resident and staff member matters and can make a difference. In return we offer:

• Opportunity to learn new skills and develop

• Free uniforms

• Contributory pension scheme


About the Company

Located in pleasant, quiet grounds close to the centre of the village of Kings Langley, Friars Mead welcomes older people who need specialist residential care.

To reassure our residents that they're in safe hands, we are registered with The Care Quality Commission for 24 hour elderly care of 26 residents, each with their own bedroom with full en suite facilities.

Our garden was upgraded in 2011/12 to provide a pathway with handrails so that residents, accompanied by one of our care staff if necessary, can feel safe. There is also seating and a fountain, with many flowers and shrubs for you to enjoy.

Where we can we utilise local suppliers, and all food is prepared in our own kitchen, which obtained a Five Star Award (the highest that is awarded) for Hygiene & Cleanliness in 2012.

The Abbeyfield Society


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