Kitchen Assistant-Care Home

Pathways, Sutton in Ashfield

Position: Kitchen Assistant
Care Home: Pathways
Location: Sutton-in-Ashfield (NG17 4BR)
Contract type: Permanent - part time hours available
Shifts Available: Days Shifts 
Rate/Salary: Up to £9.60 ph (£ pa based on 38.5hrs pw) dependent on experience
CQC Rating: Good (30-Dec-17)

About Exemplar Health Care:

We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.  We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 35 complex needs care homes in England.  

Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes.  Our person-centred care is the bedrock for maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.  

Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues.  We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values. 

About Pathways:

Pathways supports eight young adults living with a learning disability and/or autism, and who have complex and high acuity needs.

The home has communal living and dining spaces, an activities hub and a large garden to promote social activities. 

You’ll work in a small and close team, which means that you’ll be able to see the difference that you make each and every day.

Pathways is rated ‘Good’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and has a review score of 5 out of 5 on 

Pathways's latest CQC report can be found here:

About the Role:

 - 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

About You:

 - You should hold a current food hygiene certificate to at least ‘food hygiene awareness’ level within 12 weeks of taking up the post
 - You will be a good communicator and able to liaise with people at all levels
 - You will be a team player, able to work on your own initiative and also under supervision
 - Have high personal hygiene standards

About Your Career:

There is plenty of opportunity for progression at Exemplar Health Care for the right candidate in both the catering role or other areas of the business.  

About Your Benefits*:

 - Free enhanced DBS check
 - A challenging and rewarding working environment
 - Exemplar rewards - online shopping, discounts and vouchers
 - Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline
 - Free car parking
 - Comprehensive 2 day induction program
 - Refer a friend scheme - Up to £1,500

About Our Values:

Our values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our service users and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care:

 - Fun
 - Integrity
 - Responsive
 - Success
 - Teamwork

Read more about our values here -

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve.  We provide a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

How to Apply:

If this role sounds like a good match for you, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01977 630 830 for an informal chat or alternatively email:

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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.”

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.


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.


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.