Kitchen Assistant

£8.91 hourly
  • Caring Homes
  • 26 Aug, 2021

Job Description

Kitchen Assistant

Full-Time, 40 hours per week, Alternate Weekends
Benson Care Home , Benson - Oxfordshire 

£8.91 Per hour 

Benson House, Caring Homes purpose-built luxury care home for the Village of Benson opened in March 2021,with a start date of the 4th January  providing residents with high quality residential, nursing and dementia care.

Situated in the quaint village of Benson, opposite the River Thames where there is a luxury café/restaurant available for enjoying the river views which is popular with visitors to the village. The RAF Benson base is only 3 miles away and is a big part of the community housing a range of helicopters including Puma’s and Chinook’s.

We pride ourselves on providing a warm and homely environment for our elderly residents, and our Catering Team is key to achieving this.  This is a role that is central to the daily lives of our residents and their families, so a caring nature and good people skills are essential alongside a practical ability.

As part of the Catering Team your role will include a variety of tasks to help produce top class food and ensure a high quality dining experience for our residents.
So, if making people’s lives better is what gets you up in the morning, you should come and join a like-minded team at Brook House. As a Kitchen Assistant here, you can make a real difference to the lives of our residents.
What we want above all are genuinely kind, sympathetic people, who will really get a thrill from enhancing the happiness and wellbeing of our residents.

At Caring Homes you'll have the opportunity to develop your skills further with courses that are designed to ensure that you feel confident in all aspects of your role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the Head Chef and other Catering Staff to manage and deliver all catering services in the home.
Prepare nutritional food and beverages to a high standard
Prepare special diet meals as needed
Support cost-effective stock control to minimise waste
Ensure the kitchen is kept clean and tidy, emptying the waste bins and helping wash the crockery and cutlery

What are some of the benefits we can offer you?

Great rates of pay – we regularly review regional and competitor pay rates to ensure we’re offering the best incentives to work with us
Flexible hours – enabling you to balance work and home life.
Voluntary Benefits Package – offering amazing retail discounts at over 8,000 locations nationwide, enabling our staff to make savings of up to £1,500 per year
Personalised career path ladders including support with your Care Certificate to ensure fulfilling career development
Learning and Development programme with full induction training including buddy system
Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Online Health Portal - All colleagues have access to the online health portal which enables you to make the most of full access to an encyclopaedia of health information
Refer a Friend Scheme – earn up to £500 refer-a-nurse and £250 refer-a-friend for care and support workers.

To Apply

Apply Online or Contact Matt Hicks for further details at to discuss this opportunity further in more detail!

“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age".