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- Job Description
- Post Code
- CV37 9ST
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- Max Pay Rate
- Shifts Available
- Role Highlights
Head Chef / Cook Required
Shift Patterns-Flexible (37.5 hours per week)
Hourly Rate-£15.53 (negotiable)
*We also have a Mini Bus that travels to and from the Home so no need to worry if you don't drive (pick up and drop off from CV37 and B50)
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If you’re an experienced and ambitious chef who’s looking for career progression, a great work life balance and the chance to be part of the team that are award winning caterers in the care sector, join Care UK as a Head Chef and make a real difference.
Being a Head Chef at Care UK
Head Chefs at Care UK are well organised, highly motivated, flexible and enthusiastic. They have what it takes to build trust, maintain team discipline and boost morale. They enjoy collaborating with others and sharing ideas and information. They're great at delegating and stretching people’s responsibilities in order to develop them. And, they have full access to a large supply chain for all catering requirements and the autonomy to create nutritious well balanced menus for everyone. Do you have the same sort of attributes? Then we could have just the role for you.
What you’ll be doing
Being a Head Chef isn’t just about maintaining high standards in all areas of the kitchen. 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. It’s about recruiting, training, supervising and developing a team to help them make the most of their potential. And, it’s about ordering supplies, maintaining agreed stock levels, working to a budget and completing monthly audits. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.
What you’ll need
A Catering Diploma (City & Guilds/BTEC), NVQ 2/3 in practical cookery and Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Certificates (minimum level 2) are essential. You’ll also need to have relevant high cover kitchen experience and a good understanding of HACCP. Great at planning nutritionally balanced menus and catering for specific dietary needs, you're efficient at ordering, stock control and working within a budget and comfortable carrying out staff meetings and training. 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 socilabe working hours
- Competitive rates of pay – we continuously review pay in your local market
- Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into regional support roles
- 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
- Free DBS
- 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
- Where you'll work
At Ambleside in Stratford-upon-Avon we believe in helping residents to continue living an active, enjoyable life.
Our care home in Stratford-upon-Avon opened in October 2013 and is located on the outskirts of this bustling and historic town. Ambleside is just a short bus ride into Stratford-upon-Avon's town centre and its many shops and attractions.
Ambleside is a purpose-built care home with all the latest facilities and a focus on luxurious living. On the ground floor, close to our reception you’ll find a number of unique features.
You can catch a film in our cinema or enjoy a slice of cake and a chat in our light and spacious coffee shop. There’s even a contemporary hair salon where a stylist pampers and helps residents to look their best
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.