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The Burroughs

Second Chef Bank

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Job reference

SYS-8454

Location

West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7EQ

Role highlights

Work life balance...Three words that do not often come up in a chef’s vocabulary, yet this is exactly what Care UK is offering. With shifts including every other weekend off this is a great way for a chef to continue working with fresh food, cooked to the highest standards and still have time for family life outside work.

Care UK boasts an exceptional track record in regards to career progression with countless examples of chef’s progressing from sous chef level and gaining those elusive head chef positions. The training and culinary development throughout the business is highly regarded and if you are keen to learn new skills in this sector then this would be a great move for you.

You will get the chance to be involved in all aspects of the kitchen management; including motivating and leading the team, participating in breakfast lunch and dinner time services, ensuring food standards are kept high, ordering and supplier liaison, training and coaching more junior staff, potential for putting your ideas forward for the menu as well as ensuring all HACCAP and COSHH requirements.

NVQ level 2 and 3 cookery levels would be preferred but experience in similar roles in the care, hotel /restaurant industry or event catering but certainly working with fresh food.

If you have experience with dietary needs with clients and customers this would be a big advantage. You must be personable and a good communicator as a crucial part of the role will involve your liaison with the residents. You will need to show drive, ambition and an ability to motivate and nurture talent within the team.

In return for all your hard work you will be paid a competitive salary and be given every opportunity to progress and develop. As a Chef at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive pay
  • Alternative weekend working
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Fast-track career options
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free chef’s uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts-in Care UK

Think you have what it takes?! Then get in touch

Where you'll work

Welcome to The Burroughs – our warm and welcoming care home in West Drayton, Middlesex.

We provide quality, tailored care for older people, from short term respite breaks to long term residential care, including for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

All of the team at The Burroughs care home take pride in giving residents the best, tailored care. We take a person-centred approach to what we do: giving each resident choices about their care and encouraging them to get involved in decision-making. We’re always keen to hear their ideas about how we can make life even better here.

We get to know each resident well, then we create a care plan unique to them. We treat each person like they’re one of the family – and their families become our friends. Many of us know what it’s like to have a loved one move into a care home, so we do everything we can to support them, and they’re welcome any time, day or night.

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The Burroughs

Care Assistant

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Job reference

SYS-5019

Location

West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7EQ

Min pay rate

£8.72

Max pay rate

£8.98

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. Some have worked in factories, supermarkets or schools. Some are returning to work after a break. Many have no, or minimal, experience, but are keen to explore a career in care, while many already have invaluable experience. What they all have in common is the right values. They’re adaptable, friendly, polite and caring. They enjoy working as a team with people from different cultures and backgrounds. And, they consider it a privilege to be trusted to look after others. Do you share their values? Then we could have just the role for you.

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. Put simply, it means making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

Experience of caring 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. 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

Opportunities to progress through our career paths into more senior and management roles

  • Earn whilst you learn and take on an apprenticeship
  • Quality bespoke training to develop your skills
  • Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Free uniform
  • Free DBS
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

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

Welcome to The Burroughs – our warm and welcoming care home in West Drayton, Middlesex.

We provide quality, tailored care for older people, from short term respite breaks to long term residential care, including for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

All of the team at The Burroughs care home take pride in giving residents the best, tailored care. We take a person-centred approach to what we do: giving each resident choices about their care and encouraging them to get involved in decision-making. We’re always keen to hear their ideas about how we can make life even better here.

We get to know each resident well, then we create a care plan unique to them. We treat each person like they’re one of the family – and their families become our friends. Many of us know what it’s like to have a loved one move into a care home, so we do everything we can to support them, and they’re welcome any time, day or night.