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Kitchen Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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’ll serve nicely prepared meals made by our Chef to our lovely residents.

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.

And under instruction of our trained Chef, you’ll learn how to undertake some food and drink preparation.

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

In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes:

●          29 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays (pro rata)

●          Opportunity to learn new skills and develop

●          Occupational sick pay scheme

●          Company pension scheme

●          Shop and save discounts

About the Company

Westall House is a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ residential care home that provides care for older people in attractive and comfortable surroundings.  Situated in the picturesque village of Horsted Keynes, our home benefits from beautiful views of the countryside.  Our home has been carefully designed and modernised to provide a high standard of accommodation and includes a variety of 18 single ensuite bedrooms.

A dedicated ‘Activity and Well-being lead’ is committed to providing an engaging programme of wellbeing activities and social events.  With everything from bingo, coffee mornings, reminiscence, mindfulness, 12 minutes of laughter, our weekly quiz and of course happy hour!  All of these ensure that residents live and enjoy an active and fulfilled lifestyle.  Mealtimes offer a choice of healthy and nutritious home cooked food prepared by our head chef who, famous for her Shortbread is able to cater for all dietary requirements and any personal preferences

Our team at Westall House is led by our long-serving Operations Manager who has been at the home since 2001! Every member of our kind-hearted and caring team plays a vital role in continuously supporting our residents to improve their quality of care and wellbeing.  Whatever the role, we want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded throughout their career with us. 

We offer a competitive package and benefits and are committed to helping you reach your potential. If you’d like to work for a home that genuinely cares about not only its residents, but also its team, please do get in touch.

The Abbeyfield Society

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