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Full Time Head Chef in a Care Home in Nottingham

Location: Nottingham

Employment Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £32000 Per Year

Date Posted: 23/02/2024

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Our stunning care home Ruddington Manor Care Centre is a purpose built care home facility in Wilford, Nottingham. The home is registered to provide care to 66 residents who have a variety of care needs including residential and nursing. Ruddington Manor is rated GOOD in all domains by CQC. We provide the highest standards of safety, comfort and care to residents. We are in a great location and have a very good local reputation. New Care has had a 0 agency usage for over 3 years as we employ a permanent staff team to ensure continuity of care to residents from staff that know them and that residents know and trust. Across New Care all of our staff are paid above national living wage.

We are seeking to appoint a kind, motivated and experienced Head Chef to join our team. To provide a high quality food service to support residents, responsive to their needs contribute to their overall positive experience of living in the Home. We have a 40 hours contract available with an excellent salary starting at £32,000 per annum! Shift times are 0730-1730, with alternate weekend working.

Role Responsibilities:

Ensure that menus are presented and displayed in a way that residents can understand them and make daily choice on what they wish to ear during the day.
Ensure that meals are provided in sufficient quantities, taking into account the diets to meet medical, ethnic and personal needs and preferences.
Ensure all food is nutritionally balanced, attractively presented for service in a timely manner and in the correct sequence.
Understand, follow and adhere to company HACCP, ensuring full compliance.
Ensure that the kitchen and serving areas are clean and hygienic and maintain a high standard of infection control and adhere to the Food Standards Act 1999, and ensuring cleaning rotas are adhered to and records kept.
Manage, allocate duties and supervise the kitchen team ensuring a quality delivery of services.
Inspire and motivate the team produce food to the expected high standards.
Take part in recruitment of the kitchen staff with the Home Manager.

Skills and experience required:

To be able to work independently and organise other members of the kitchen team is essential.
Experience of working during busy meal periods including breakfast and evening meal service is essential.
Experience of working in a care home or similar is essential.
Knowledge of specialised diets and service delivery is essential.
Ability to contribute and develop the four week menu is essential.
Ability to complete records demonstrating adherence to legal requirements is essential.

The Benefits 

Opportunities to progress through our career paths into more senior and management roles

Bank holiday and overtime enhancements 
5.6 weeks annual leave per annum
Paid DBS 
Uniform provided
Paid training 
Refer a friend referral scheme, for the following roles only – Registered Nurse, Team Leader / Senior Care Assistant and Care Assistant
Excellent induction programme for new starters 
A rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress within the company
Ongoing support and training for nationally recognised qualifications 
A competitive rate of pay 
Cycle to work scheme
Wellbeing programmes 
Recognition awards – employee of the month and golden tickets
Ongoing career development 
Travel plan – walk or ride a bike and get a free meal that day 
Christmas Bonuses
Pension scheme
HASTEE – access to your money as you earn (pay advance)

About New Care

The care philosophy of New Care aims to ensure all residents maintain the highest level of independence and achieve their full potential whatever that may be – physical, intellectual, emotional or social. We believe this philosophy can be achieved by providing professional, person- centred care, nurturing each resident individually exploring and understanding their needs. The health, well-being and happiness of our residents is always our number one priority.

New Care, as part of the McGoff group have been designing, building and operating care homes for over 10 years. Each New Care home is purpose built and expertly designed with the needs of our residents in mind. Internally the design is luxurious yet comfortable and practical. 

The company ethos ‘To celebrate the wonder of people’ relates to all those who are part of the New Care family, residents, their family and friends, staff members and professional visitors. Ultimately we want residents to live their lives to the fullest and to be proud of their home and feel happy to invite their family and friends to visit.

This position is subject to a DBS check

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