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Catering Assistant

Appleby House
Epsom

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Epsom

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

Longmead Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT19 9RX

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Pay
Up to £11.44
Shifts
Days
Contract
Permanent
Reference
SYS-581

Why work at Appleby House

At Care UK's Appleby House in Epsom, 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 has a far-reaching reputation for its innovative approach to older people’s care, including dementia care. We’re always finding new ways to enhance every day for residents, whether it’s creating our very own ice-cream parlour or adding a barber shop and nail bar to our hair salon. We even have our own art studio and gallery where we display beautiful artworks created by residents.

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 Appleby House.

Why work at Appleby House
Why work at Appleby House
Why work at Appleby House

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 joined as home manager in early 2014 and today I'm as committed to making this home the care home of choice for people in the Epsom area as I was back then. 

As home manager Im passionate about providing the best possible care to residents to enhance their lives. I love involving residents and my team in how things are run. I believe my role is to lead by example to create a good culture at Appleby House. Its my job to motivate staff and promote their development through training and supervision. I thrive on working with my team to drive improvement – stretching them and seeing positive change happen.

I have to say that the best part of the day for me is walking around the home talking to residents and staff. We always have a good laugh and its the time when I get the inspiration to make any changes that are needed. 

What I dont need to change at Appleby House is the terrific atmosphere: its so friendly and welcoming, and new visitors are always struck by that. We also offer a huge range of quality care services – particularly around dementia care – which sets us apart from our competitors.

I was over the moon and unbelievably proud when we achieved an outstanding overall rating from the Care Quality Commission in 2019, with outstanding ratings for four of the five areas the inspectors look at (we're the only care home in Surrey currently to achieve this). We really are the 'Appleby Family' and this achievement reflects the incredible outcomes that we create for residents and their families. It also demonstrates the passion, vision and love that colleagues, residents, relatives and our friends in the community have for the home.

Shona Bradbury Home Manager