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Second Chef Bank

Kingsleigh
Woking, Surrey

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Woking, Surrey

Are you an aspiring Second Chef with experience in a fast-paced kitchen environment with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal produce? Looking for a rewarding career with excellent training and opportunities for development? Then join Care UK, a multi award winning care provider as a Second Chef.

The Role

  • Leading the team in the smooth running of the kitchen operation
  • Develop nutritious and diet sensitive meals for residents and their requirements
  • Menu design and planning
  • Managing stock control and adhering to food cost guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with both Food Safety and Health and Safety in the kitchen
  • Training, supervising, and developing a team to help them make the most of their potential

Some of our benefits by joining the Care UK family

  • Alternate weekend and social working hours
  • Bank Holiday Pay Enhancements* (*where applicable)
  • Career development, training and access to our approved apprenticeship scheme
  • Hundreds of online and in-store discounts
  • Annual purchase holiday scheme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Wagestream- access your wages at any-time

Career Development
We have our own Catering Academy to provide excellent training and induction programs for all new Catering Staff and we will give you all that’s needed to have a successful career as a Chef with us. Our high quality, innovative training and coaching will support the development of your skills throughout your career with us.
We are looking for people to make a difference to residents’ lives every day. When you join Care UK you’ll be joining a team who all share the same values: caring, passionate and teamwork. You will have a strong desire to help people and put residents at the heart of everything you do.
We are committed to recruiting diverse, talented people, who share our passion for helping others. We see the potential in everyone, let us help fulfil yours.

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At a glance

Location

Kingfield Road
Woking
Surrey
GU22 9EQ

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Why work at Kingsleigh

At Care UK's Kingsleigh care home in Old Woking, Surrey, providing the highest standard of care for residents is at the heart of what we do. As part of our friendly team, you'll have the opportunity to develop your career and the support to go far.

Our team works in a quiet residential area surrounded by beautiful secure gardens. We provide high quality dementia care, including award-winning activities support with fantastic facilities for residents, including a cinema, bar and hair salon, as well as a large patio area with seating outside and a raised pond with a fountain.

We truly believe that every one of us makes a difference. If you're a passionate, caring individual who works well in a team, consider a rewarding career at Kingsleigh.

Why work at Kingsleigh
Why work at Kingsleigh
Why work at Kingsleigh

A career at Care UK

Working at Care UK in a home support role

With a role in one of our care homes, you’ll be able to give something back and make a real difference to older people’s lives. Whether you’re just starting out in the workplace, looking for a change in career or looking for a new challenge, we can help build the right career for you. 

New to care? No problem. We'll support you with plenty of training to help you build a varied, fulfilling career that makes a positive difference to people’s lives. 

 

Everyone needs to feel motivated and rewarded, so we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits. Read more here.

Here at Care UK, we want all our colleagues to have a long and successful career with us. Our vision is to provide an inclusive training culture that empowers all colleagues with sector-leading development opportunities. View our opportunities for apprenticeships, development programmes and career progression.

At Care UK, we're proud to promote our diverse workforce and are committed to nurturing an inclusive culture. Our teams’ wellbeing is our top priority, and we believe it’s important to foster a culture of promoting open and honest conversations. Read more here.

As a colleague at Care UK, we believe it’s important that you know what you can expect from your manager to ensure people are fairly treated and properly recognised from day one. Our People Promise sets out clearly what you can expect from your manager and Care UK.

Working at Care UK in a home support role
Working at Care UK in a home support role
Working at Care UK in a home support role

Trusted to care

A closely-knit team of managers, carers, nurses and support colleagues – and each of us is dedicated to your loved one’s care, health and wellbeing.

I started my career as a care assistant and I joined Care UK in 2006. Since then I’ve worked hard and moved up the ladder to become home manager. I was the deputy manager at Broadwater Lodge, another Care UK home, for seven years before moving to Kingsleigh and was part of the team when it was rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC. I’m very proud of Kingleigh’s latest CQC report – ‘good’ overall, with a ‘good’ rating for all five areas inspected

I’m a real people person with a passion for helping others. So it’s probably no surprise if I say that my favourite part of the day is ‘tea at 3’. This is when all team members down tools to have a cup of tea and a catch up with residents. We have some lovely conversations. 

I’ve worked my way up the ranks, and I want to help other colleagues to do the same. I’m looking forward to being able to develop others in their roles and empower them to make a difference in residents’ lives. 

Kelly Kelleher Home Manager