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Title:  Assistant Chef - Part Time


Leicester, East Midlands, GB, LE3 6UJ

Department:  Care (Catering and Hospitality Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  126529

Assistant Chef – Part Time


Skelton Court, Leicester


£9.45 per hour (rising to £9.74 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


14 hours per week – shifts are 10am to 5pm



We are seeking an Assistant Chef to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Located in a quiet, residential area on the outskirts of Leicester, Skelton Court is a residential care home. We provide expert care and support for 15 adults aged 18 or over, who have a range of learning disabilities and complex or high needs, including dementia.


Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly, open manner is essential for success in this role. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


Read more about Skelton Court here


The role of Assistant Chef will include:

  • Assisting with the planning and creation of nutritionally balanced meals for our clients
  • Promoting and monitoring food hygiene and safety standards
  • Maintaining current risk assessments and cleaning the kitchen to a high standard
  • Ability to work alone, in absence of Chef Manager
  • Ordering stock and receiving deliveries for the service
  • Facilitating cook and eat sessions with our clients
  • Monthly stock takes, and a basic knowledge of HCAPP
  • A willing to learn about modified diets, food allergies and health related meal planning


Skills and experiences:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Catering and Hospitality, or knowledge at an equivalent level
  • Previous experience of working in a catering environment is required
  • A valid Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is essential
  • Proven knowledge of health and safety procedures and operation of catering equipment is essential
  • Friendly and approachable attitude with the ability to interact with our residents, visitors and colleagues


Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.

We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.

Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours


We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here


Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 05 October 2021


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.

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