Kitchen Assistant

Cheshire Springs, Whitby, Ellesmere Port

Kitchen Assistant 
Location: Cheshire Springs, Chester Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port CH65 6RY
Hours: Full time
Hourly Rate: £8.91 per hour plus benefits*

Immediate interviews available

Our new complex needs care home, Cheshire Springs will open in Spring 2022 and will provide specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex care needs. Once completed, Cheshire Springs will have 20 large bedrooms - each with an en-suite wet room. It will provide a community-based living for adults living with acquired brain injuries, spinal injuries, stroke and complex physical disabilities and mental health conditions. The home will be surrounded by an easy-access sensory garden and include a communal hub, living and dining spaces for residents and their friends and family to socialise. And the communal hub space can be accessed and rented by local community groups. 

With excellent career development and the unique opportunity to be part of a team where you can make the difference and every day better.

Working alongside the Kitchen Manager, you will be part of a small team responsible for ensuring that our service users are provided with appetising and nutritional meets, to meet their dietary requirements.

Your role will include:

  • Preparing and cooking food in a safe manner
  • Ensuring that all food is stored at appropriate temperatures in line with legislation
  • Being aware of service user requirements and responding to comments regarding the menu
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Minimising and correctly disposing of waste
  • Ensuring that any chemicals care correctly and safely stored

You should hold a current food hygiene certificate to at least ‘food hygiene awareness’ level within 12 weeks of taking up the post

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a good communicator and able to liaise with people at all levels
  • Be a team player, able to work on your own initiative and also under supervision
  • Have good personal hygiene standards

Benefits:

  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts, and vouchers.
  • Employee assistance program – 24-hour helpline.
  • Free car parking.
  • Free uniform.
  • Outstanding career progression opportunities
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Refer a friend scheme – Up to £1,500

Exemplar Values

Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork
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Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.