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Kitchen Assistant

JOB: Community Care Worker

Beverly Lodge, Newtownards



Hourly Rate

Job Type:



30 pw

Annual Leave:

5.6 weeks pro rota

Your Benefits :

Enhanced Bank Holiday Rate

Access to Employee Mental Health Support Line

Paid training and induction

Free on-site parking

Free Uniform

Company Pension

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We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our team in Beverly Lodge.  This is a full-time role working 30 hours per week. The shifts are from 8:00 to 18:00, 3 days per week. 

Sponsorship is not available for this role. 


Main Function of the Job:

To provide a catering service for the whole Home and ensure the safe and efficient operation of the kitchen.

Duties & Responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for the cleanliness of the whole Home and will therefore:

  • Maintain high standards of efficiency and cleanliness expected within all areas of the kitchen.
  • Ensure that all areas of the kitchen are cleaned using an organised schedule of work as organised by the Cook / Assistant Cook.
  • Assist the Cook /Assistant Cook in the preparation, cooking and serving of food to the Residents / Patients.
  • Adhere to Safe Food Handling regulations.
  • For preparation and serving of food to patient under direction of Cook / Assistant Cook.
  • Attend all required staff training as organised by the Home Manager.

Health and Safety

  • Be aware of the Home’s Health and Safety Policy and ensure compliance with same.
  • Take appropriate precautions in relation to cross infection
  • Wear appropriate personal, protective equipment/clothing if required as per COSHH guidelines.
  • Any other duties deemed reasonable by the Cook in charge.

This job description may be reviewed at any time.

Essential Criteria

·         Minimum of 6 months kitchen experience to include basic cooking, temperature control and stock ordering.

·         Experience of working independently and as part of a team.

·         A good knowledge of food hygiene and health and safety regulations.

Desirable Criteria

  • Kitchen experience working within a hospital or Nursing Home environment.
  • Possess a recognised qualification in catering, i.e. NVQ 1 & 2 or equivalent.
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificate.

About Beverly Lodge Nursing Home

MD Healthcare acquired Beverly Lodge Nursing Home in August 2019. Beverly Lodge provides Dementia Nursing care. Since its acquisition, it has been substantially upgraded to improve the environment for the residents. The home is a calm environment that is conducive to well-being and mood enhancement with themed areas throughout the home for therapeutic activity.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

The company operate a no smoking policy.

Please note: Applicants within the last 6 months need not reapply. 

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If you think this role would be for you, please fill in the application form below. 

We are delighted you want to be part of our team!

Please fill in the application form below to apply now:

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