Weekend Kitchen Assistant

Job Reference: coltencare/AW/83/151
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Part Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Up to £11.04 per hour including all enhancements
Working Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday, 12 hours per week, 8am-2pm
Closing Date: 28/09/2020
Job Types: Catering
Cluster: Bournemouth & Poole
Site: Amberwood House
Location: Ferndown

Job Description

Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:

  • paid breaks
  • support with professional development and diploma qualifications in hospitality
  • excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
  • real career progression opportunities
  • staff recommendation reward scheme
  • annual pay review
  • additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances
  • choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • free uniforms
  • contributory pension scheme
  • background checks at no cost to you

About the job


Based at Amberwood House nursing home, Ferndown, BH22 9AX

Working every Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 2pm

Additional hours / overtime opportunities available to suit your circumstances


Weekend rate £10.22 per hour plus enhancements for a relevant, job specific NVQ or Diploma Level qualification are paid as follows:  NVQ 2 additional 56p p/h, OR NVQ 3 additional 82p p/h


Join us as a Kitchen Assistant and make a difference

Now is the time to find a new, rewarding career, delivering care, compassion and commitment. Our multi-award-winning team provides the highest standards of care and comfort to support our residents’ health and wellbeing.

You’ll contribute to the exceptional care we provide to our residents, keeping true to our values of being ‘friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest’. The role involves undertaking all kitchen domestic duties to the highest possible standard. You will support our fabulous Chefs by carrying out duties including dishwashing, using kitchen equipment, preparing salads, sandwiches and drinks, and maintaining general Health and Safety standards. All this activity supports the wellbeing of our residents through the delivery of high standards of nutrition and hygiene.


About you

Previous experience is helpful but isn’t necessary. If you do have work experience of working in a kitchen, catering, restaurant or similar background then this will be an advantage. Ideally you will have some transferable skills working with customers to high standards.

About us

Why choose Colten Care?

We are a family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Seven of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in elderly people’s care and the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the public review site Carehome.co.uk (rating awarded March 2020).