Head Chef - Buxton House

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2018-01-10 Care Homes Job Title: Head Chef - Buxton House

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 11 Dec 2017

Job Location: Weymouth , Dorset

Salary: £21,100 to £23,400 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Danny Edwards

Job Reference: 1190/1427


We're looking for an Head Chef who is as passionate about giving our residents an excellent service as we are!

  • Full-time 45 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,100 to £23,400 per annum depending on skills and experience
  • Excellent training, support and development

Progress your catering career and gain experience with one of the leading care providers in the South. We take the development of our staff seriously and provide excellent training and other development opportunities.

We offer great development opportunities for our chefs.

As a not-for-profit charity, our focus isn't on targets or sales - it's on supporting people who need help to get the best out of life by offering high quality, compassionate care.

We know that it's the care that counts - not only of our care home residents and home care customers but also of our employees. We employ over 1,500 people across our 20 residential and home care locations across the south of England and our HEART values of Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork are fundamental to how we treat each other, the way we work, and the care that we provide every day.

Buxton House is our well-established elderly care home in Weymouth.

Please note this role includes covering 8am to 6pm shifts including every other weekend and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements).

Key duties:-

  • Preparing and cooking nutritious and tasty meals to the standards set out in the company's catering policy and inline with the needs of the residents
  • Supervising and supporting kitchen staff
  • Planning menus and consulting with residents to ensure that individual dietary needs and preferences are met
  • Ordering, checking and controlling supplies
  • Help manage the home's catering budget

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Paid Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and development
  • Company Sick Pay (after 12 months)
  • Career opportunities
  • Company Pension and Life Assurance Schemes
  • Care South Savers: a staff discount scheme providing access to a range of online and high street discounts
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Child Care Vouchers
  • DBS check paid by us and Uniform provided
  • Care South Stars Annual Staff Awards - recognising excellence in individuals and teams


  • care
  • catering
  • kitchen
  • cook
  • chef
  • dining room
  • care home
  • elderly care
  • residential care
  • head chef

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