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Kitchen Assistant

Perry Manor
Worcester, Worcestershire

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Worcester, Worcestershire

Are you a passionate and caring individual looking for a rewarding career with excellent training and opportunities for development? Join Care UK, a multi award winning care provider as a Catering Assistant.

The Role

  • Maintain the cleanliness of kitchen and related areas.
  • Preparation of produce for mealtime, for example vegetable preparation and making of sandwiches
  • Ensure correct storage of all dry and perishable produce.
  • Safely storing cleaning materials
  • Ensure all cooking utensils and pots are cleaned to the required standards
  • Carry out any tasks assigned by the Head / Second Chef or Home Manager

Some of our benefits by joining the Care UK family

  • Alternate weekend and social friendly working hours
  • Bank Holiday Pay Enhancements
  • 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.

New to Catering?

We have our own Catering Academy to provide excellent training and induction programs for all new Catering Assistants and we will give you all that’s needed to have a successful career as a Catering Assistant 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

Charles Hastings Way
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR5 1ET

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Pay
Up to £10.42
Shifts
Days
Contract
Permanent
Reference
SYS-4451

Why work at Perry Manor

At Care UK's Perry Manor in Worcester, Worcestershire, 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 purpose-built care home with a family atmosphere. We provide residential, dementia and nursing care with fantastic facilities for residents, including our own coffee shop and bar, hair and beauty salon and cinema.

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 Perry Manor.

Why work at Perry Manor
Why work at Perry Manor
Why work at Perry Manor

A catering role at Care UK

A catering career at Care UK

Join our team and you'll have the chance to get creative in the kitchen while cooking up nutritious, well-balanced meals that have a direct impact on residents’ health and wellbeing.  

Many catering colleagues join us from restaurants or hotels where they’re used to working long hours late into the night. In a care home, you’ll work more sociable hours, and you’ll also have the opportunity to build relationships by getting to know residents and their tastes and preferences. This is a role where you can really make a difference. 

Looking to progress in your career? Our Chef Academy is designed to support individuals in our hospitality teams to become the future kitchen chefs and leaders within Care UK.

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.

A catering career at Care UK
A catering career at Care UK
A catering career at Care UK

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.

Ive been a qualified Mental Health Nurse for 23 years, and before I joined the Perry Manor team in 2016 was the Deputy Hospital Director of a psychiatric hospital. Having previously worked for Care UK in its mental health division, I respected the organisations ‘care first, business second ethos, so it was a natural choice when I wanted the challenge of running a residential care home.

I have a passion for person-centred care and I see how hard my team works every day to deliver impressively personalised care. I love walking around the home chatting to residents, relatives and colleagues. I also enjoy delivering colleague training. Every member of the team brings something different, and supporting them to achieve their potential is a large part of what I do.

Its been an exciting few years at Perry Manor. In late 2018 we were thrilled to receive an ‘outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission at our routine quality inspection. We were the first home in Worcester to achieve this rating.

Im also honoured to have won some recent awards: silver in the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2019 and Best Dementia Care Manager at the National Dementia Care Awards 2019.

Away from work, I like to unwind by doing yoga or some gardening. My two children keep me busy too.

Katherine Matthews Home Manager