Second Chef - Care Home

Company:  Barchester Healthcare
Location: Grovesend
Salary: £13.00/hr
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

30 hours a week, days only, alternate weekends.

Are you a qualified Chef looking to work with fresh seasonal food, with the opportunity to have more of a work life balance and make what you do matter?

Working as a Second Chef at Barchester, you will have the chance to deliver hotel/restaurant standards without the split shifts and long weeks. You will assist the Head Chef in creating nutritious, flavoursome and well balanced menus whilst working with residents to tailor menus around them. We are proud to deliver person centred hospitality across all our services and look for warm, motivated and passionate chefs who are driven by quality.

Here at Barchester, we work with an open, honest, supportive approach, where quality of care is at the heart of everything we do. As sector leading healthcare experts, we are proud to have the highest quality ratings across our 224 homes and hospitals across the UK.

Barchester have proudly been awarded a two-star outstanding rating by Best Companies, ranked 11th in the top 20 Best Health & Social Care Companies to work for and 14th in the Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK.

A personable and warm approach with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of residents
Hold City & Guilds/NVQ/SVQ or equivalent
A good understanding of nutrition
Experience of working with fresh seasonal food
The ability to create a warm and welcoming environment within our home
Confidence engaging with residents to create appetising and nutritious menus
Good understanding of HACCP

Manage the kitchen in the Head Chef's absence
Assist Head Chef in menu development
Work with fresh produce to deliver high quality and wholesome dishes cooked at the highest quality and standards
Create a warm, efficient and fun environment
Work within budget
Complete regular audits
Manage stock control

Rewarding Excellence bonus, meaning you will be financially rewarded by up to £500* for a Good or Outstanding CQC inspection
Unlimited access to our generous refer a friend scheme, earning up to £500* per referral
Access to a wide range of retail and leisure discounts at big brands and supermarkets
Free access to medical specialists, who are available for a second opinion if you need it to make a decision with confidence
Confidential and free access to counselling and legal services
Tax code review service, where we will check that you are on the right code and paying the right level of tax
Option to join our monthly staff lottery alongside thousands of colleagues across the UK

*Terms & conditions apply

If you are a passionate Chef who is keen to be part of a company that is driven by quality and who love to celebre life, Barchester is the place to be.


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Barchester Healthcare

Our Staff

Barchester is all about doing things a little bit differently. Our unique approach to the care sector sets us apart, so to make things happen our people need to be a little bit different too.

Our residents, patients and their families expect great services, so our professional and dedicated team of specialists actively recruits people who are focused on continually improving the quality of life for the people in our care, to achieve our ambition of Barchester as the leading provider of care services.

Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success is our sector-leading employee recognition programme, which is designed to recognise all staff who work hard to help our homes and hospitals meet the high-quality care and business standards we set ourselves and allows staff to share in the success of the business.

In addition, throughout the year there are a number of opportunities, such as Employee of the Month and the Barchester Care Awards, which recognises our committed people across the business for a job very well done.

We provide one of the best rewards packages in the care sector and offer a competitive salary and impressive benefits.

We value our employees

Our people are as diverse and as individual as our residents and patients. We promote equal opportunities and encourage all our employees to treat one another and those we care for with honesty and respect. We aim to create a family environment in all our homes, hospitals and offices.

We are focused on providing equal opportunities to prospective and existing employees at Barchester and display the Disability Confident logo with pride.

Learning about why Barchester is unique within the care sector is central to our induction programme. Our new staff receive a comprehensive overview of all elements of our business so they can feel confident in fulfilling their role and contributing to our vision.

Professional Development

The learning doesn’t stop there. Our people have opportunities throughout their Barchester career; from refreshing their knowledge and learning new skills, to continuing their personal and professional development.

We also actively encourage our people to review their performance and develop their role at Barchester by using our bi-annual Performance Development Plan. Many of our people have exceeded their aspirations in successfully completing externally accredited qualifications.

There are no limits to how far our people can progress their career at Barchester.

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