Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant

Salary: £8.62 - £9.85 per hour

Location: Watford

Close Date: 31st December 2019

Published: 1st December 2019

Job Reference: 003699
Location: Sunrise of Chorleywood
Closing Date: 29/11/2019
Salary: £8.62 up to £9.85 per hour, dependent on experience
Employment Type: Full Time

About the role

We are currently recruiting for Catering Assistants to join our amazing team at Sunrise of Chorleywood located within a short walk from Rickmansworth and Chorleywood tube station on the Metropolitan line.

We are looking for people who are able to work 30 hours per week on a shift basis over weekdays and weekends.  Our shift patterns are 7am-3pm, 11am-7pm or 7am-7pm.  As we’re proud of being an employer of choice  we’ve introduced our new career pay progression awards in recognition of our team members length of service and contribution . We will give you a 10p enhancement on your hourly rate after 6 months service, 20p after 12 months and 30p for 2 year’s service.  

If you are looking for career development then this role could be for you as we offer opportunities to obtain new skills and complete further training up to NVQ3 in catering, food preparation and food hygiene.  There is also the possibility to embark on Management and Team Lead training and workshops.  The day to day role also give the successful candidate the chance to be involved in special event catering and the ability to be responsible for certain areas of the menu - for example cake making and decorating (if that is a particular interest).  

Working as part of a highly committed team at Sunrise the Catering Assistant is one of the key roles within our communities. As Catering Assistant you will put the residents nutritional health and wellbeing at the heart of everything you do. At Sunrise we pride ourselves on the warmth and support we provide to our residents and their families. We promote independence, dignity and quality of life at all times in a person centred caring and supportive environment.

As Catering Assistant you will assist with the preparation and serving of meals to our residents, ensuring all special dietary needs are met and prepare texture modified food as directed. you will maintain records and control stock rotation, ensure the kitchen and service areas are clean and hygienic at all times.  

About you

  • Experience in the catering services is beneficial although not essential.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess good judgement, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Food handling course qualification desirable

What we will give you

We believe that happier employees provide a better level of patient care and delivery in their role.   You’ll receive regular training and supervision, along with development opportunities across the business.

We continue to reward our staff with competitive salaries and a number of employee benefits including. 

  • 28 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Competitive pay enhancements
  • Company sick pay
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green travel plan
  • Refer a friend incentive
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Good Samaritan Fund
  • Heart & Soul company recognition programme
  • ‘Your choices’ voluntary benefits – employee discounted scheme
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Long service awards
  • Recognition programmes
  • Study support
  • Ongoing career development training

About us

Step inside a Sunrise care home and you'll know you've arrived somewhere special. For over three decades we've made each care home a vibrant place where independence, choice, dignity and the highest standards of care are valued above all else.

Sunrise Senior Living delivers resident-centred care services to well over 2,000 residents in the UK. The Sunrise philosophy is founded on encouraging independence, preserving dignity, enabling freedom of choice and protecting the privacy of each resident. This approach reflects the company’s mission, which has remained unchanged since the business was founded in 1981: “to champion quality of life for all seniors”.

In addition to 25 UK care homes, Sunrise has hundreds of other communities in the USA and Canada. Each care home offers personalised care services based on individual need. These range from basic care and help with the tasks of everyday living to more intensive nursing care in those care homes that are registered to provide nursing. Every care home includes a Reminiscence neighbourhood, dedicated to the needs of residents living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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Catering Assistant

Job Details

  • Salary: Up to £25k
  • Location: Watford
  • Category: Care Homes
  • Close Date: 31st December 2019
  • Published: 1st December 2019

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