Hours: Full Time

Shift: Day

Care Home: The Oaks Care Home

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a positive impact in your local community?

Do you enjoy cooking and have experience?

Are you able to work alongside residents in a Care Home to cater for their meals?

About Us:

The Oaks Care Home is highly regarded in the local area, and has a Good CQC rating, the home provides care for up to 61 older people.

The home is supported by a friendly and committed team, fully trained in providing care for older people who require residential care, nursing care or who are living with dementia and other complex conditions

We are seeking an experienced and hard working Chef to join our friendly team at The Oaks Care Home, which is based Lexden, Colchester.

What does the job role involve?

The role includes but is not limited to:

  • To prepare special diet meals in accordance with instructions from the care staff.
  • To ensure a high level of service for all meal times.
  • To complete all documentation relating to HACCP.
  • To ensure report any defects to equipment to the Home Manager.
  • To ensure good quality and portion control.
  • Assist Head Chef with four weekly menu planning.
  • Any ad hoc duties to meet service delivery for our residents and home.

What makes a successful candidate:

  • Previous cooking experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Be able to follow and prioritise tasks and responsibilities
  • Engage well with people we support in their continuing interests and supporting positive experiences
  • Able to work well as part of a team and independently

What can we offer you in return for your hardwork and commitment?

  • Day shifts
  • Pay rate: £13 per hour
  • Full time contract, 40 hours per week
  • Able to work on Monday, Wednesdays and alternate weekends
  • 28 Days Annual Leave including bank holidays (pro rata for part time contracts)
  • Life insurance
  • Free or discounted meals
  • Free parking
  • Company pension
  • Wagestream – Same-day pay
  • Our employee assist programme – healthcare and mental health support
  • Free in house training via our elearning platform, your Hippo, in addition to our fully funded apprenticeship courses.
  • Yearly salary review
  • Being part of an organisation where empowering and valuing our people is fundamental to everything we do

Why join us?

Aurem Care have been awarded for the prestigious ‘Top 20 Care Home Group’ accolade by, celebrating our commitment to excellence in care across the UK.

Our homes are all about people caring about people, we believe our care homes should be happy homes for loved ones.

Our team play an important role in our homes, to ensure that our values are lived and embraced every day.

Diversity, Integrity, Fun, Committed and Connecting

If these are values that resonate with you and you’re looking for a rewarding job in making a real difference to the lives of our amazing residents, then we want to hear from you now!

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Our Values

Aurem Care homes are all about people caring about people, we believe our care homes should be happy homes for loved ones.

Where older adults can forge worthwhile, meaningful relationships with our team and make new friends.

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