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Kitchen Assistant

Mill View
East Grinstead, West Sussex


East Grinstead, West Sussex

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


Sunnyside Close
Dunnings Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4QW

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Up to £12.00
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Why work at Mill View

At Care UK's Mill View in East Grinstead, 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 newly refurbished purpose-built care home with a family atmosphere. We provide the highest quality residential, nursing, dementia and respite care with fantastic facilities for residents, including a hair and nail salon, cinema and gardens.

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 Mill View.

Why work at Mill View
Why work at Mill View
Why work at Mill View

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 am a dual qualified and registered adult and children’s Nurse with 40 years of experience. I spent 25 years in the NHS in a variety of roles, from Registered General Nurse to Paediatric Ward Manager. I left the NHS in 2007 after completing a Level 5 Leadership & Management course in order to manage a care home.

For seven years I ran a care home with an independent provider, but after my mum was diagnosed with dementia, I decided I wanted to join Care UK to experience what high-quality dementia care was like. I spent four years managing another Care UK care home before joining the team at Mill View.

Being a Home Manager carries huge responsibilities. You have to be a good communicator and have a passion for caring for others. However busy it gets, I take the time to walk around the home and speak with residents, relatives and colleagues. It always reminds me what differences we're making in peoples’ lives.

Teamwork is a big part of our role too. You need to enjoy the company of others and involve everyone in making the home a nice place to live. My team is amazing, and I look forward to working with them every day.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my husband and two rescue dogs who we adore. When I can, I also like to travel up north to see my children and grandson. But most days you’ll find me pottering in the garden or curled up with a good book – I love thrillers!

Trish Banks Home Manager