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Kitchen Assistant

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?

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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:

●          31 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

Abbeyfield Winnersh is a dementia-friendly residential care home situated in the friendly village of Winnersh, Wokingham.  Our home has 62 en-suite bedrooms, each with a brightly coloured front door complete with a letterbox and street lamp. A wonderful range of facilities include a beauty salon, communal and private lounges and café which our residents and their visiting friends and families can enjoy at their leisure.

A large garden and roof terrace have been designed to encourage outside living with lots of areas for activity or relaxation in the warmer months or in our summer houses which are used by our residents throughout the year.  For the younger family members, a fun area and climbing frame is provided too.

We believe that it is important to treat our residents as individuals and tailor the care towards specific individual needs.  Our team is dedicated to ensuring all residents’ needs are met and expectations exceeded.  

We passionately support our residents in being independent and carrying out their lives the way they wish.  We ensure that our resident care and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. If you feel that you share the same values as us and believe you can be a valuable member of our team, we would love to hear from you.

The Abbeyfield Society

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