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Kings Court

Domestic

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Job reference

SYS-11695

Location

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8ND

Min pay rate

£8.91

Max pay rate

£8.91

Role highlights

Housekeeping Assistant

Are you looking for a Housekeeping Assistant/Domestic role that makes a real difference? 

Do you pride yourself with creating and maintaining a clean, relaxing, homely environment for others?

Yes? Here is what makes Care UK different.

Care UK is one of the largest care providers in the UK with over 120 homes. Residents are at the heart of everything we do and so we are offering Cleaners and Housekeeping Assistants the opportunity to make a difference to our resident’s lives whilst undertaking a very important role. This is a chance to work for an industry leader with a holistic and person centred approach to care, and working as part of a close team there is real opportunity to grow and develop your career. 

Led by the Head Housekeeper, you’ll be responsible for carrying out all cleaning duties including communal areas, resident’s rooms and en-suites.  You’ll make sure on a daily basis that deep cleaning tasks are carried out to a high standard, complying with infection control guidelines. It’s important that you respect the privacy and individual needs of the residents. You’ll also need to be comfortable doing some paperwork and re-stocking cleaning supplies as required. It’s a rewarding role and a supportive workplace where we all pull together.

You may or may not have worked in a care home before but it is important to us that you are a caring, positive person with a strong attention to detail whilst taking pride in ensuring a clean and welcoming environment for our residents as well as families and visitors.

We value our colleagues, rewarding them with a great benefits package. This includes, but is not limited to; competitive hourly rates with paid overtime, bank holiday enhancements, free uniform, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, a wide range of retail discounts and access to a calendar of free training to help enhance your skills.

Where you'll work

Kings Court care home is positioned at the very heart of the attractive town of Barnard Castle in County Durham.

We provide specialist residential and respite care for older people, as well as a day club and a home meal delivery service. We aim to give every resident and day club visitor positive and fulfilling experiences every day. We offer day guests all of the same activities and meals that we provide to residents. Many of our team members have very strong local connections and enjoy swapping tales of life of rural life in and around Barnard Castle.
 

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Kings Court

Care Assistant

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Job reference

SYS-4598

Location

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8ND

Min pay rate

£9.50

Max pay rate

£9.76

Role highlights

If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding job that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Care Assistant and make a real difference!

Being a Care Assistant at Care UK

Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life. We are looking for care assistants to join the team who share the same values as us: care, passion and teamwork! You will have a passion for helping people when it comes to care and put the residents at the heart of everything you do.

Here's what you can benefit from working with us:

• Job security

• Plenty of PPE

• Wellbeing support

• Career development and training including NVQ qualifications

• Free parking

• Pension contribution

• 2 weeks paid induction

• Earn whilst you learn

• Quality bespoke training to develop your skills

• Bank holiday enhancements

• Free uniform

• Free DBS

• Thousands of online and in-store discounts

• £250 refer a friend bonus

What you’ll be doing

Being a Care Assistant doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and meal times. It also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment.

What you’ll need to have:

Experience of caring/support worker for others would be useful, not necessarily in a paid role – you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload. You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you’re great at keeping records too.

Where you'll work

Kings Court care home is positioned at the very heart of the attractive town of Barnard Castle in County Durham.

We provide specialist residential and respite care for older people, as well as a day club and a home meal delivery service. We aim to give every resident and day club visitor positive and fulfilling experiences every day. We offer day guests all of the same activities and meals that we provide to residents. Many of our team members have very strong local connections and enjoy swapping tales of life of rural life in and around Barnard Castle.
 

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Kings Court

Second Chef

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Job reference

SYS-12253

Location

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8ND

Min pay rate

£10.00

Max pay rate

£10.00

Role highlights

If you’re an aspiring chef with experience gained in a high paced kitchen environment and are looking for a rewarding role offering great training, work life balance and the chance to be part of a catering team that are award winning, join Care UK as a Second Chef and make a real difference.

Being a Second Chef at Care UK

Second Chefs at Care UK are great at working with others. They enjoy sharing information and raising standards through culinary development, innovation and new ideas. They have access to a large supply chain for all catering requirements and the autonomy to create nutritious well balanced menus for everyone. They’re  self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and happy to take responsibility for resolving issues that arise. And, they know how to maintain team discipline and morale within the kitchen. Do you have the same sort of attributes? Then we could have just the role for you.

What you’ll be doing

Being a Second Chef isn’t just about helping the Head Chef ensure food is prepared to the agreed standard and that deadlines are met. It’s about taking control of running the kitchen in their absence. It's about using modern kitchen equipment and fresh local produce to develop full diet sensitive meals for residents so they can enjoy the same flavour and nutrition. And it's about helping to come up with menus, consulting with residents to ensure their needs and choices are met and preparing food in line with specific diets. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

A Catering Diploma (City & Guilds/BTEC) and NVQ 2/3 in practical cookery, Health and Safety and  Food Hygiene Certificates ( level 2) are desirable however training is available. You’ll also need good knowledge of nutritionally balanced menu planning and a proven ability to cater for specific dietary needs. And, if you’ve worked in a care home and/or have experience of stock control or working with a budget, even better (but not essential). Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.

The benefits
 

  • Alternate weekend working and socilabe working hours
  • Competitive rates of pay – we continuously review pay in your local market
  • Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into Head Chef opportunities
  • Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role
  • Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free DBS
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns

One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.

Where you'll work

Kings Court care home is positioned at the very heart of the attractive town of Barnard Castle in County Durham.

We provide specialist residential and respite care for older people, as well as a day club and a home meal delivery service. We aim to give every resident and day club visitor positive and fulfilling experiences every day. We offer day guests all of the same activities and meals that we provide to residents. Many of our team members have very strong local connections and enjoy swapping tales of life of rural life in and around Barnard Castle.

Our historic building is full of character and charm. In its former life as the King’s Head hotel, Charles Dickens was once a guest – he was even inspired to mention the hotel in his novel ‘Nicholas Nickelby’. The impressive hotel ballroom is now our residents’ lounge and many of our rooms are generously-sized too.

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Kings Court

Head Housekeeper

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Job reference

SYS-12086

Location

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8ND

Min pay rate

£10.00

Max pay rate

£10.00

Role highlights

Job Summary

Creating spotless, hospitable and comfortable care homes where residents love to live is vital to what we do at Care UK.

Care UK is one of the UK’s leading providers of health and social care services. As our Head Housekeeper you’ll be central to making our home a palace for residents, their guests and visitors alike.

You’ll lead and supervise the hostess, housekeeping and laundry teams to ensure the home meets the highest standards of hospitality and cleanliness at all times. Daily tasks might include updating the team rota to ensure we’re fully staffed, liaising with residents about the best times to clean their rooms. Above all, you’ll ensure residents and their guests don’t want for anything and that everything runs smoothly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Are you an experienced head housekeeper - you could be from any sector – and keen to take on a role with more meaning? Are you a great supervisor with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and superb people skills? Do you have a warm personality and great sense of humour that makes you popular with everyone? If so, we’ll treat you to flexible hours and a competitive rate of pay that will add sparkle to your career.

Responsible To Home Manager
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain a 4 week Rota, ensuring the Housekeeping and Hostess teams are adequately staffed at all times.
  • To instruct the Housekeeping team in their role and required duties / allocation.
  • To instruct the Hostess team in their required duties.
  • To provide hospitality services to residents and their guests. Serving meals, snacks and beverages at their request in the location of their choice.
  • Daily to ensure all displayed menus and meal information throughout the home is correct and up to date.
  • To consult with residents on a regular basis to ensure that their needs and choices are being met. Obtain feedback from residents and staff regarding cleaning and laundry quality to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the home and our residents at all times.
  • To ensure that all cleaning and laundry consumables are ordered from current nominated suppliers in line with Company purchasing policy.
  • To ensure stock takes are carried out at the end of each month.
  • To work within agreed budget guidelines on staff costs and consumables and to co-operate in any action necessary so as to keep to budget.
  • To implement and maintain cleaning schedules for the entire home and ensure that they are adhered too.
  • To ensure cleaning of all areas of the home are to the highest standard, including grounds.
  • Establish and maintain a rapport with individual residents and agree a convenient time to carry out cleaning of their personal rooms.
  • To organise deep cleaning duties when required.
  • To ensure the laundry of residents clothing is to the highest standard, including ironing.
  • Ensure the Laundry team collect and return laundry to the correct area of the home on a regular basis, and put away personal clothing of residents in a neat and tidy manner.
  • Ensure that all residents’ wardrobes and clothing drawers are kept clean, neat and tidy.
  • Ensure deliveries are checked against order forms and ensure that invoices are accurate, and to action any discrepancies immediately.
  • Ensure catering, cleaning and laundry supplies are stored safely and used effectively to minimise wastage.
  • Maintain a high standard of hygiene within the home and adhere to COSSH guidelines.
  • Maintain health and safety in the home by adhering to the company’s policies and procedures at all times, including instructions in the Facilities Manual.
  • To co-operate with requests from the Home Manager and residents wherever possible.
  • To attend resident/relative meetings whenever possible.


Skills & Experience

  • Experience of supervising a team of staff.
  • To understand and ability to adhere to infection control, health and safety/COSHH guidelines
  • Proven communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to organise priorities.
  • To recruit, motivate and lead a team of staff
  • Ability to appreciate the needs of others
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work unsupervised, using initiative and maintain professional standards, even when under pressure
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the home
  • Smart appearance, good personal hygiene standards.
  • Sense of humour and a lively, sociable personality
  • 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


Qualifications

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths

Where you'll work

Kings Court care home is positioned at the very heart of the attractive town of Barnard Castle in County Durham.

We provide specialist residential and respite care for older people, as well as a day club and a home meal delivery service. We aim to give every resident and day club visitor positive and fulfilling experiences every day. We offer day guests all of the same activities and meals that we provide to residents. Many of our team members have very strong local connections and enjoy swapping tales of life of rural life in and around Barnard Castle.