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Darlington Court
Rustington, West Sussex

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Rustington, West Sussex

Are you looking for a new challenge in your hospitality career? How would you like to use your skills in an environment where they’ll make a big difference to older people’s everyday lives? Join us at our care home, and bring a smile to residents and benefits to your career.

Care UK is one of the UK’s leading providers of health and social care services, and we’re opening brand new, purpose-built care homes across the country right now. We’re looking for fantastic hospitality people like you to join our close-knit teams who are dedicated to delivering a welcoming and professional service

You’ll go out of your way to ensure our residents and their guests have what they need. That will include serving food and drinks at morning and afternoon tea and at meal times in the dining room and residents’ rooms. You’ll have lots of patience and love bringing a smile to residents’ faces, helping them to decide what they want for lunch or dinner. You must be committed to keeping everything clean and organised as you’ll need to keep serveries spotless and help the chef to label foods and manage stock.

If you’ve got the experience, energy and attitude we need, expect flexible hours, and a location to suit you. And, above all, a work environment that feels like home.
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Clear and reset the dining room for lunch after breakfast service has been completed. Assisting any resident remaining in the dining room for breakfast with any requests they may have. Ensuring no resident feels in any way rushed or pressured to finish a meal.
  • To ensure servery stocks are replenished on a daily basis and stock rota is adhered and all food are date and labelled
  • Ensure serveries are kept clean at all times and HACCP documentation is completed
  • Clean and re-fresh all water jug and glasses and return to residents rooms
  • Liaise with the Head Chef regarding any special requirements for the day. Check menu and visit each resident to ask for meal choices for lunch. Provide choice information to the Head Chef for meal planning.
  • Spend as much time with residents as possible to contribute to one to one and group activities to promote independence and continued ability to undertake daily tasks as desired.
  • Prepare and serve morning beverages in locations as required by residents including the dining room, communal lounges and resident’s own rooms. Possibly assisting residents to prepare their own beverages if desired.
  • Serve lunch, assisted by support workers, in the dining room. Plate up meals for residents who choose to eat in their rooms. Ensure all required condiments are placed on the tray for support workers to take to the resident’s room’s .Return all trolleys to kitchen at the end of service.
  • Inform the Head Chef immediately of any changes to meal choices made by residents and ensure, as far as possible, that all residents are provided with their choice.
  • Clear dining room and set up for supper.
  • Prepare and serve afternoon beverages in locations as required by residents including the dining room, communal lounges and resident’s own rooms.
  • Serve supper, assisted by care assistants, in the dining room. Plate up meals for residents who choose to eat in their rooms. Ensure all required condiments are placed on the tray for carers to take to the resident’s rooms. Return all trolley’s to kitchen at the end of service .
  • Be available at all times to provide beverages and refreshments to residents and their guests. Offer beverages to all visitors to the unit.
  • Attend appropriate training/development programmes and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Undertake any other duties required by the Chef or Home Manager, including working in other areas/units when required to ensure the smooth running of the Home and delivery of care to the residents.
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant experience perhaps gained in a hotel environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Basic food hygiene
  • Shares ideas with others [to make improvements]
  • Keen to learn and improve own performance
  • Committed to communicate with customers to understand their needs
  • Will go the extra mile to help fulfil customers needs
  • Has a ‘can-do’ attitude to work
  • Enjoys working effectively as part of a team
  • Adaptable, friendly, polite, courteous and caring
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At a glance

Location

The Leas off Station Road
Rustington
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN16 3SE

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Pay
Up to 11.44
Shifts
Days
Contract
Permanent
Reference
SYS-5807

Why work at Darlington Court

At Care UK's Darlington Court, just three miles from the seaside town of Littlehampton, West Sussex, 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 nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia with fantastic facilities for residents, including a lovely large garden which includes a patio and lawns.

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 Darlington Court.

Why work at Darlington Court
Why work at Darlington Court
Why work at Darlington Court

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.

I worked as a Deputy Manager for five years before joining Darlington Court as Home Manager. I wanted to work with Care UK because I know that they really invest in their team members and give them support to get where they want to be in their careers. The training system here is amazing, and it’s easy for everyone to understand.

I love this job, and that gives me the motivation I need to perform my role well. As a Home Manager, you also need to be caring and empathic, and wish to make a difference every day in residents’ lives. The most important part of my role, however, is being open to trying to find new solutions that keep residents safe and improve the service.

The best part of my working day is whenever I can put a smile on someone’s face. I feel proud of what I do here at Darlington Court when I make a difference to residents’ lives. I also find fulfilment in leading my team and working together as one team.

When I’m not working, I enjoy listening to music, spending quality time with my daughter and travelling around the world.

Larisa Stoica Home Manager