Weekend Kitchen Assistant
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?
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 as well as being responsible for preparing and serving light breakfast to our residents.
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.
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
Located in Kew, Richmond, Victoria House offers care and support to older people and those with mild dementia. The building has been extensively modernised and refurbished to provide high quality accommodation and care in safe and comfortable surroundings. A lift and stair lifts ensure easy access throughout the home, with a call alarm system in place allowing our residents to feel safe at all times. There is a facility onsite to park and charge mobile scooters
Facilities at our home include a library stocked with a variety of listening books and a hairdressing/treatment room for use by our visiting chiropodist and for relaxing massages and reflexology treatments. Mealtimes in one of our pleasant dining rooms are social occasions for our residents with all residents’ dietary and personalised requirements taken into account during the menu planning stage.
We believe that it is important for our residents to get together socially and to engaged with our staff. We encourage them to join in with the many activities organised by our dedicated activity co-ordinators from art and craft sessions, coffee mornings to day trips out to local attractions.
A happy, homely and caring atmosphere exists at our home where excellent relationships are built between our residents and their families and our fantastic dedicated team. Everyone supports each other and works well together to help enrich our residents’ lives. Through regular meetings with our home manager and up-to-date training, our team feel empowered to carry out their role to the best of their ability. Through daily interaction we get to know our residents well and always ensure that everyone, staff included, are treated with kindness and respect.
If you feel that you share the same values as us, we would love to hear from you.
The Abbeyfield Society