Kitchen Assistant (Weekends)

2018-05-23 Care Homes Job Title: Kitchen Assistant (Weekends)

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Kitchen Assistant / Catering Assistant

Date Posted: 23 Apr 2018

Job Location: Leeds , West Yorkshire

Salary: £7.50 7.50 per hour

Hours: Part Time

Contact Name: Dominic Fletcher

Job Reference: Nesfield Lodge, Leeds, LS10 3LG


Job Title: Kitchen Assistant (Weekends)

Location: Nesfield Lodge, Leeds

Contract: 10 hours

Pay £7.50ph

Our support teams enjoy life at the heart of our community

Our support staff are at the heart of each and every one of our homes. They are the people who do the jobs which keep the home running smoothly, from filing to tiling, from driving to drying - roles which are absolutely essential to the wellbeing of our residents, making it a home from home.

Orchard at the Heart of the Community

Orchard Care Homes has been running and managing care homes across the UK for over a decade. Our mission: To be the positive choice for residents, their families and friends, healthcare professionals and staff.

Our person-centred approach to care relies on the dedication and passion of our employees, who we expect to go the extra mile to improve the home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community within our homes.

It’s the attitude you can bring to Orchard Care Homes that we value, not necessarily your background of working in a care setting. We recruit people with previous experience, and those for whom a job in care environment represents a new beginning. We are looking for enthusiastic people to continue making our homes a rewarding and enjoyable place to live and work.

What you’ll be doing

You will assist the chef to plate meals and prepare food trolleys, making sure all preparation areas are kept clean. You will keep a close eye on stock, complying with company policies and procedures and following all mandatory guidelines. You will also assist with catering for special events within the home.

Where you will be working

Nesfield Lodge

Not far from the city centre of Leeds, Nesfield Lodge is a friendly and familiar home that is setting standards across the Orchard group. The home was awarded the first Orchard Care Centre for Culinary Excellence, has seen its staff recognised in internal awards and is one of the pioneering homes part of the HenPower hen-keeping programme.

What you’ll need


Level 2 Food Hygiene (or willing to undertake)

Good communication skills

Team player

Ability to work on own initiative


Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group including Dysphagia

Values and commitment:

  • Be polite, friendly, warm and supportive to the kitchen team, residents, Manager, staff and visitors.
  • Enjoy a busy environment
  • Be approachable and customer focused
  • The ability to encourage teamwork and support the team, providing guidance on food related matters
  • Strong personal qualities, reliable, punctual and smart appearance
  • Eager to complete all training relevant to your role

What we offer in return:-

By choosing Orchard Care Homes you are joining a progressive and ambitious group of care homes. We are driven to provide the very best standards of care and quality within our homes, and to recruit the very best people in our company. As such we offer a competitive salary and range of benefits including;

  • Ongoing training
  • Career development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Cost of DBS check paid for by the company
  • Free uniform
  • Pension Scheme


How to Apply

If you would like to be considered, please click 'APPLY FOR THIS JOB' and attached your latest CV.


  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • communication skills
  • team player
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