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Catering Assistant Bank

Cairdean House
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland

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

185 Redford Road
Colinton
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH13 9PN

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Pay
Up to £11.44
Shifts
Days and Nights
Contract
Bank
Reference
SYS-8786

Why work at Cairdean House

At Care UK's Cairdean House in Colinton, Edinburgh, 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 exceptional nursing, residential and dementia care with fantastic facilities for residents, including hair and beauty salon, coffee shop, and cinema, along with lovely gardens and outdoor terrace areas.

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 Cairdean House.

Why work at Cairdean House
Why work at Cairdean House
Why work at Cairdean 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’m a registered mental health nurse, and I have worked my way up in almost every job role within a care home, starting as a Care Assistant and including working as part of the domestic, kitchen, admin and lifestyle teams. I have a real understanding of how every cog fits together and the impact that we all have in ensuring the home runs smoothly.

Before joining Care UK, I was working as a Regional Support Manager with another care provider. Being in a regional role and supporting multiple care homes, I felt like I couldn’t easily effect changes and improvements on the ground within the care homes. I also missed being part of a team and belonging to a care home. Care UK has a fantastic reputation, and the care Inspectorate grades across Scotland speak for themselves.

As a Home Manager, it’s important to have energy, passion and a willingness to have difficult conversations to ensure that we are all striving to fulfil the lives of the people who choose to live at Cairdean House.

I love meeting and speaking to new people and learning about the residents and team members here. I enjoy hearing what is important to them and what makes people tick, as well as how we can make them smile.

Supporting and guiding my team and creating an environment where people want to be and feel proud to be part of the Cairdean family is one of my favourite parts of my role.

Outside of work, I’m a crafty person with many hobbies, from stained glass making to mosaics, sewing and cooking, to name a few. I can’t sit still, so I’m always looking for new adventures and experiences to take on.

Kat Barnwell Home Manager