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Role Ref
VA007691-2
Role
Chef
Location
Knebworth, SG3 6HG
Care home
Monread Lodge Nursing Home
Salary
£13 per Hour
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Role

We are only able to accept applicants who have the right to work in the UK and live within a commutable distance to the location of the job role.

The Chef must be reliable and fully competent in all aspects of kitchen duties and be able to produce a variety of menus, including catering for special dietary needs, whilst not exceeding the budget. 

*Apprenticeship opportunities available

Main duties:

  • Promote the Company Mission Statement at all times.
  • Prepare menu in line with allocated food budget. 
  • Prepare, cook and serve meals chosen by the Service Users from the menu for the day, using stock as required as economically as possible, whilst maintaining the quality without undue shortages or excesses 
  • Liaise with chosen suppliers on ordering the required stock whilst maintaining the budget. 
  • To document daily menus.
  • Store all food safely.  Rotate stock and check ‘use by’ dates regularly 
  • Ensure kitchen equipment is kept clean and ready for use and ensure that all cleaning rotas are completed and handed to the Person in Charge.
  • Assist the Care Manager in the resolution of any Service Users’ catering complaints.
  • Supervise the kitchen staff and assist with the induction and training programme for new staff and participate in staff reviews and supervisions. 
  • To be aware of risks to the Service Users from the kitchen equipment.
  • Comply with company policy and procedure in relation to infection control and prevention.

Person Specification:

Professional 

  • The Cook/Chef will hold an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate. They will also show a willingness to participate in continuous improvement and vocational training programmes.
  • Have an understanding of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Experience 

  • Able to demonstrate an ability to manage pressure, prioritise tasks and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Genuine interest in working in a care environment.

General

  • Have an understanding of and empathy with older people.
  • Be able to take a lead where needed and also be a team player. 
  • Required to work in a physically and mentally demanding environment.

If you would like to use your experience and people skills in an organisation that provides the best quality care you’d expect for your loved ones, then MMCG is a rewarding place to be.

 

In return for all of this you will receive a competitive salary package plus:

  • Simply Health – company funded, providing cashback for prescriptions, optical and dental costs 24/7 virtual GP access plus more for you and up to 4 children*
  • Early Pay – Access to earned pay prior to payday
  • Benefits platform – discounts across multiple retailers, leisure providers, hospitality etc.
  • Pension Scheme with Nest
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Cycle to work scheme**
  • Recommend a friend - up to £750
  • Service recognition
  • Training support and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Discounted gym membership

*Benefits require completion of a 12-week probationary period before they can be accessed.

**Benefit subject to deduction not taking colleague below National Living Wage

About our home

We believe comfort is the key to creating a home-from-home atmosphere and we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our facilities and services.

From our comfortable facilities to our individualised person-centred approach to care and well-being, we are passionate about making those staying with us feel at home.

We understand the importance of choice and independence. The care and assistance we offer gives residents the freedom to do as they choose and peace of mind knowing that all the little things are being taken care of.

Whatever your tastes or requirements, we want you to feel at home when staying with us.

Our team are like family

Our talented team members each bring their own personality and passion for care to the home. Staff are committed to delivering care tailored to the individual needs and preferences of each resident. We are here to make life easier.

About us

We’re among the UK’s largest independent care providers, employing thousands of staff in over 80 homes across the country.

Investment in new technology and services is key to our reputation for high-quality care provision, as is our commitment to staff training programmes and our emphasis on progressive career paths.

Our vision is to be the best quality, most highly regarded Care Provider in the United Kingdom, and an employer of choice for care workers.

We truly understand…

That people are unique - this means everyone we care for is one of a kind, so we surround ourselves in their stories and we celebrate their individuality.

The importance of passion - it fills every one of us, it fuels our devotion for the people we care for, and it makes our homes happier.

That honesty is everything - no-one wants to think about the time when a loved one needs care, but we’ll be here to help when that time comes.

That happiness comes with openness - we proactively support new friendships, new discoveries and better ways of living as our residents enter the next chapter in their lives.

Apply now

We are only able to accept applicants who have the right to work in the uk and live within a commutable distance to the location of the job role.

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