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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?

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:

●          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

Situated in the rural village of Gosforth in the Lake District, Bradbury House is a modern, purpose built care home consisting of 21 private rooms with ensuite shower facilities.  Our home is near to all local amenities of village life and has strong connections with the local community including the next door local nursery and primary school.

Facilities at our home include a large dining room, with a communal lounge and small sitting room where our residents can spend time with their loved ones and friends overlooking beautiful, landscaped south-facing gardens. 

An extensive range of activities and entertainment such as exercise classes, pub outings and games afternoons are delivered by our well-managed and experienced team in a supported, yet sensitive manner. Good relationships exist between our kind and caring team and our residents which result in a warm, friendly and companionable environment at our home.

Our long standing team set themselves high standards to meet the needs of all of our residents. We value every member of our team since we genuinely feel that they all contribute to making a real difference to the daily lives of our residents. In return we offer a great place to work, as well as competitive pay, pension and ongoing training.

If you think you would like to be part of this friendly and caring team, we would love to hear from you.  

The Abbeyfield Society


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