Care UK

Vacancies

  • Post Code
  • EH12 5YS
  • Min Pay Rate
  • £9.60
  • Max Pay Rate
  • £9.60
  • Role Highlights
  • Catering/Kitchen Assistant
    Full time / Part Time hours are available. Hours negotiable 
    £9.60 + time and a half overtime rate

    Are you studying full time at University or College, or still at school? Then this role is perfect for you. We can offer flexible shifts through the week or weekends? We pay more than average, and hours are negotiable to help you.

     

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  • You

    You’re a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen. Ideally, you’ve already got some experience in a care home setting. You’re also a caring person who understands how important mealtimes are to older, vulnerable people. You’re a good team player who takes pride in your job and is happy to go the extra mile. You know the importance of food hygiene and health and safety rules. Above all, you want to be a valued member of a friendly team. You’re keen to progress in your catering career and do your bit to improve the nutrition of older people.


    Your role

    Reporting to the Head Chef, you’ll make sure all kitchen equipment and areas are properly cleaned. As part of our hard-working team, you’ll also help prepare tasty, nutritious meals that our residents and guests will enjoy. For example, you’ll take pressure off the chefs by cooking breakfast in the mornings. At main mealtimes, you’ll add those much-loved finishing touches like custard or gravy. You’ll be responsible for safe, hygienic food storage and for making sure kitchen equipment and cleaning materials are kept in their correct places. In return, we’ll give you lots of support, training and opportunities to progress in your career.

     

    As a Kitchen Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:

    • Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
    • Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
    • Bank holiday enhancements
    • Fast-track career options, e.g. to chef
    • Quality training to develop your skills
    • Stakeholder pension
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Free uniform
    • Thousands of online and in-store discounts
    • Access to our Chef Training Academy, where you can learn new skills from experienced trainers and progress towards more senior positions within the company


    About Care UK

    We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.

  • Where you'll work
  • Our team at Murrayside care home in Edinburgh offer an impressive range of care, from short-term respite to permanent care for residents living with dementia including residential, nursing and end of life care in a state of the art care purpose build care home which opened in 2018. Murrayside has 63 en-suite bedrooms and has a cinema room, hairdressers, café and large spacious living areas.

    We were delighted to receive a ‘good’ overall rating by the Care Inspectorate after our routine inspection in November 2019.

    Based in Corstorphine, Murrayside care home is close to local bus routes and is commutable from other towns around Edinburgh including Livingston and Broxburn.


    At Murrayside, we offer rewarding, fulfilling careers that are full of opportunity.

    We support all our team members with innovative training and clear career paths, and you can enjoy working in a friendly, supportive environment where our residents' wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do.

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.