Kitchen Assistant

Scotia Heights, Stoke-on-Trent

Position: Kitchen Assistant
Care home: Scotia Heights 
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 4HA
Contract type: 30 hours week - days including weekends
Rate: £11.44 per hour
Care home CQC rating: Rated 'Good' by CQC


Are you looking for a catering job with a difference? Join us as our new Catering Assistant at Scotia Heights care home in Stoke-on-Trent.

In this role, you’ll help the Chef to prepare and cook food for the people we support, set dining tables and keep the kitchen clean.

Meal times are an important part of our daily routine, even more so for those living in care homes. In this role, you’ll ensure everyone has a positive dining experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your catering skills to make a real difference every day.


About Exemplar Health Care

Scotia Heights is part of Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. 

We support adults living with complex mental health needsdementianeuro-disabilities and physical disabilities.

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.


About the role

Our Catering Assistants make delicious and nourishing meals for people with a range of dietary requirements. 

No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • assisting with basic food preparation 
  • keeping the kitchen clean and tidy including washing up, cleaning freezers and mopping floors 
  • cleaning and sanitising all tableware 
  • understanding people’s needs, likes and choices to help the Chef develop suitable menus
  • interacting with the people we support to get feedback on meals 
  • complying with food hygiene standards
  • being a great team player, working as part of the wider Catering Team.

If you haven’t worked in the care sector before, we’ll help you feel right at home from the start with our induction, buddy, and ongoing training programmes.

Download our job description to read more: 


About you

We value relevant experience and qualifications, but they aren’t essential for this role.

Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.

You’ll also:

  • have a keen interest in food and drink preparation
  • have an understanding of food hygiene
  • have high standards of personal hygiene 
  • be an excellent team player 
  • be adaptable and flexible 
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 


What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • excellent supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • access to wages before payday
  • retail and lifestyle reward discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.


How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’. 

For an informal chat about joining us, call us on 01977 630830 or email 

Please note, applicants must be authorised to work in the UK. We’re unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.


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.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

Read our stories

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


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%.

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.


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