Kitchen Assistant

Copperfields, Leeds

Position: Kitchen Assistant
Care Home: Copperfields
Location: Cross Green, Leeds (LS9 0BA)
Contract type: Permanent 30 hours
Shifts Available: Flexible (Incl. some weekends)
Rate: £9.50 ph

Working alongside the Kitchen Manager, you will be part of a small team responsible for ensuring that our service users are provided with appetising and nutritional meets, to meet their dietary requirements.

Your role will include:

  • Preparing and cooking food in a safe manner
  • Ensuring that all food is stored at appropriate temperatures in line with legislation
  • Being aware of service user requirements and responding to comments regarding the menu
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Minimising and correctly disposing of waste
  • Ensuring that any chemicals care correctly and safely stored

You should hold a current food hygiene certificate to at least ‘food hygiene awareness’ level within 12 weeks of taking up the post

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a good communicator and able to liaise with people at all levels
  • Be a team player, able to work on your own initiative and also under supervision
  • Have good personal hygiene standards

About Your Career:

There is plenty of opportunity for progression at Exemplar Health Care for the right candidate in both the catering role or other areas of the business. 

About Copperfields:

Copperfields supports 30 adults living with neuro-disabilities, complex mental health needs and dementia.

The home has three ten-bed units, which gives it a homely and welcoming feel. One of the units is exclusively for those who identify as male.
 

Benefits:

  • 5.6 weeks holiday.
  • Exemplar rewards –  retail discounts, and vouchers.
  • Employee assistance program – 24-hour helpline.
  • Pension plan.
  • Free car parking.
  • Free uniform.
  • Outstanding career progression.
  • Comprehensive 4-day induction program.
  • Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications
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Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Discount

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

EAP

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension

Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral

Referral bonus - if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

RCNi

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.