Kitchen Assistant – 30 hours per week
This is a permanent career opportunity for an experienced Kitchen Assistant, someone who has worked in catering and meal preparation sectors and seeking a permanent, stable career working in the social care sector. Based in The Upper Stratton/Stanton Fitzwarren area in Swindon, you will need access to your own transport due to the location and flexible working hours. Excellent salary and employee benefits package.
As a Kitchen Assistant, working at MHA you will be joining a UK charity who had delivered care and support to older people across the UK for over 75 years. With a Residential Facility based in the Upper Stratton are of Swindon, our experienced approach places great importance on the spirituality of those we care for, as well as their physical health and emotional well being. We create opportunities for older people - of all faiths and none - to gain peace, fulfilment, and meaning in later life.
As the UK's largest charity care provider, we’re searching for empathetic and dedicated people with broad-ranging life skills and experience to support our mission of enabling older people to live later life well. Being part of MHA means being part of a caring and unwavering organisation where you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of older people both across the UK and within your local communities.
You will be assisting the Head Cook in the preparation and service of meals to residents who have a variety of nutritional and dietary requirements, taking into consideration the importance of delivering healthy, tasty and wholesome meals, making meal times a real pleasure and something to look forward to. It’s all about maintaining the atmosphere and practices of the care home based on the values of Methodist Homes deriving from a concern for the individual and genuinely caring, showing compassion, respect and dignity for those in late life.
Ideally you will hold formal Food Handling and Food Hygiene Certification with previous work experience gained from working in a busy kitchen or catering establishment, able to work as part of a team with a joyful, sociable and approachable personality. To apply for this position , you will need to provide satisfactory employment references, the Right to Work in The UK and be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check.