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Catering Assistant Bank

Whitefarm Lodge
Twickenham, Middlesex

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Twickenham, Middlesex

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

Vicarage Road
Twickenham
Greater London
TW2 7BY

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Pay
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Days and Nights
Contract
Bank
Reference
SYS-9141

Why work at Whitefarm Lodge

At Care UK's Whitefarm Lodge in Twickenham, Greater London, 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 and nursing care for older people, as well as specialist dementia care, with fantastic facilities for residents, including different areas for activities, arts and crafts, as well as a sensory room and our own hair salon.

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 Whitefarm Lodge.

Why work at Whitefarm Lodge
Why work at Whitefarm Lodge
Why work at Whitefarm Lodge

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 have many years’ experience of working in residential care, having worked for Richmond’s social services department from 1994 up until the time I joined Care UK in 2001. I later became manager of Whitefarm Lodge in 2004. The thing I like most about my job is the day-to-day contact with residents. I enjoy being a part of their lives and always make time to sit down for a chat and a good catch up with what everyone’s been up to.

We always support residents in whatever they want to do – and they often achieve fantastic things. For example, residents were concerned about the state of the pavements in the local area. So, over time, they raised awareness of this problem with the council and with the local paper too. Following the newspaper coverage, the council made the repairs that residents had been campaigning for.

Something else that I’m really proud of is the way that a group of residents with dementia worked with children from Grey Court School in Richmond and a nearby art gallery to produce a series of wonderful artworks. The theme of the artworks was ‘reminiscence’ and they included drawings, images, text and other multimedia elements. Both groups got a great deal out of the project, learning more about each other’s lives and understanding their different perspectives – and the artworks were very impressive too.

Shane Cosgrove Home Manager