Kitchen Assistant

Buckland Care
Tuffley, Gloucester
£7.83 per hour
03 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018
Kitchen assistant
Contract Type

We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Kitchen Assistant to join our team at Brunswick House Nursing & Residential Home in Gloucester The applicant will need to be available to work some weekends. Experience is beneficial but not a requirement.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To assist in the preparation of meals to the required standard
  • To assist in the economical use of materials
  • The support the chef in the effective operation of the kitchen

Key Accountabilities:

  • To actively contribute in the preparation of food and the cleaning of the kitchen area as instructed by the Chef
  • To be aware of the residents’ needs and dietary preferences
  • To hold a suitable food hygiene certificate and attend any other mandatory training on- or off-site as required
  • To prepare food in a hygienic manner
  • To prepare the meals for distribution to the residents of the home ensuring that appropriate temperatures are maintained
  • To ensure that all food is used within the prescribed period, with particular attention paid to perishable goods
  • To dispose of waste correctly
  • To store all delivered goods adequately, appropriately and securely
  • To maintain the kitchen equipment, as specified by the respective manufacturers
  • To ensure that all equipment and cleaning materials are properly used, kept clean, not abused and replaced in the proper places where they are kept when not in use
  • To ensure that the company’s general policies and procedures are read and understood
  • Maintain such records as are required by the registering authorities
  • Ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of work is not disclosed to third parties
  • Notify the Home Manager as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also upon your return to work from all periods of absence
  • Ensure that the kitchen is left in a clean and hygienic state at all times
  • To attend staff meetings as required
  • To keep a high standard of personal cleanliness and appearance, to include the wearing of the specified uniform
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you

Employee Benefits

  • Day off on your birthday
  • Refund on your DBS check after 6 months of service
  • Competitive rates of pay with the opportunity to increase this through training and development
  • Free meals
  • Free uniforms
  • Paid breaks
  • Special bank holiday pay rates on major bank holidays
  • Learning & Development - free training (you are paid to attend training) and personalised training plans
  • Recognition Rewards - e.g. employee of the month
  • Friend referral reward scheme
  • Parties & Events