- Job Reference
- Paddington, London
- Job Description
- Post Code
- W2 5SR
- Min Pay Rate
- Max Pay Rate
- Role Highlights
2nd Chef - Full Time - Permanent
Forrester Court Care home - Paddington, W2 5SR
37,5h per week with every other weekend free
Pay - £14.89 per hour
- Job Copy
Being a Second Chef at Care UK
Second Chefs at Care UK are great at working with others. They enjoy sharing information and raising standards through culinary development, innovation and new ideas. They have access to a large supply chain for all catering requirements and the autonomy to create nutritious well balanced menus for everyone. They’re self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and happy to take responsibility for resolving issues that arise. And, they know how to maintain team discipline and morale within the kitchen. Do you have the same sort of attributes? Then we could have just the role for you.
What you’ll be doing
Being a Second Chef isn’t just about helping the Head Chef ensure food is prepared to the agreed standard and that deadlines are met. It’s about taking control of running the kitchen in their absence. It's about using modern kitchen equipment and fresh local produce to develop full diet sensitive meals for residents so they can enjoy the same flavour and nutrition. And it's about helping to come up with menus, consulting with residents to ensure their needs and choices are met and preparing food in line with specific diets. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.
What you’ll need
As well as a Catering Diploma (City & Guilds/BTEC) and NVQ 2/3 in practical cookery and Health and Safety. Food Hygiene Certificates (minimum level 2) are essential. You’ll also need good knowledge of nutritionally balanced menu planning and a proven ability to cater for specific dietary needs. And, if you’ve worked in a care home and/or have experience of stock control or working with a budget, even better (but not essential). Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
Alternate weekend working and socialabe working hours
Competitive rates of pay – we continuously review pay in your local market
Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into Head Chef opportunities
Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role
Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills
Bank holiday enhancements
Cycle to work scheme
Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel.
Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns
One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.
Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.
- Where you'll work
At Forrester Court care home, we provide high quality care in a pleasant setting close to central London.
Set in a quiet area of Paddington in central London, Forrester Court is a comfortable and welcoming care home which provides residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
Our caring and dedicated team enjoys getting to know each resident and learning about their unique experiences, interests and memories. We use these insights to create personalised care plans that help residents to continue enjoying a life that’s as active and independent as possible.
Residents come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and we offer each person choice, dignity and fulfilling experiences every day. There is lots to get involved in from salsa dancing and bingo to craft sessions and outings to nearby attractions. You can learn more about daily life at Forrester Court here.
Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.