Head Chef - Alexandra House

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2018-02-11 Care Homes Job Title: Head Chef - Alexandra House

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 12 Jan 2018

Job Location: Poole , Dorset

Salary: £22,200 to £23,450 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Danny Edwards

Job Reference: 1239/1489


Recruiting now! Join the team at Care South's newly rebuilt care home in the heart of Parkstone - opening in Spring 2018.

We're looking for a Head Chef who will be passionate about providing a superb meal service for our elderly residents!

Full time - 45 hours per week

£22,200 to £23,450 per annum depending on skills and experience and pending pay review

Alexandra House is a 58-bed home providing residential and dementia care, which has been rebuilt by Care South to provide comfort and convenience for residents, relatives and our staff. At Care South, it's the care of all our residents that counts - and that's where you come in. Join us at Alexandra House and become part of the team that makes our residents feel important, safe, cared for and, most of all, 'at home'. 

This role includes working 5 days per week 8am to 6pm, including covering alternate weekends and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements)

About you:-

You'll provide our residents and visitors with a varied, nutritious, and high-quality dining experience. To achieve this you'll call on your previous experience at a similar level in a restaurant, care home, or other relevant environment, and deliver a high standard of service. You'll be good at motivating and effectively supervising staff. Fine dining experience would be a distinct advantage, as would relevant culinary qualifications.

Key duties include:-

  • Preparing and cooking nutritious and tasty meals to the standards set out in Care South's catering policy
  • Supervising and supporting kitchen and waiting 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:

  • Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and development - please view this video to see an example of the kind of opportunities we offer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFe_kLJLEAk
  • Company Sick Pay (after 12 months' service)
  • 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

About Care South

As a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity, we employ over 1,500 people across our 20 residential and home care locations and our HEART values of Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork are fundamental to the way we work, how colleagues are treated, and the care that we provide every day.


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

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