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Title:  Bank Catering Assistant

Location: 

Wanstead, East Anglia, GB, E11 2AP

Department:  Care (Catering and Hospitality Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Care
Requisition Number:  76242

 

At Sanctuary Care, we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. It goes without saying that kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our ‘family’ at Sanctuary Care, whether that’s our staff, residents or family members.

 

Bank Catering Assistant

 

Forest Dene Residential Care Home, 48 Hermon Hill, Wanstead, London, E11 2AP

 

£9.07 per hour

 

Hours as and when required

 

Why work for us?

 

We spend so much time at work don’t we, so our ethos at Sanctuary Care is to enrich the lives of both our residents and staff. Let’s have some fun while we’re at work, support each other and work hard as a team.  There’s loads of training and promotion opportunities available for those who want to pursue it and every day job satisfaction at Forest Dene Residential Care Home for all regardless of role. 

 

Sanctuary Care has over 100 care homes and you can ‘feel’ the difference a team makes the moment you step through one of our doors.  The team at Forest Dene Residential Care Home is special and we’re looking for special people to join us. Become a part of it and apply for this role.

 

Where you’ll work

 

When you ask loved ones of our residents what the most important part of the home is, a resounding vote is always for the team. It is the dedicated staff who make this feel like a true home, not just for our residents but for those closest to them. Our wonderful care team are on hand 24/7 to provide a range of care and support services to our residents, including residential care, dementia care and respite care. Our residents really look forward to their weekly visits from local pre-school children. They enjoy doing everything from singing, bowling, reading and doing arts and crafts. Other friendly faces are our loyal team of volunteers who come into Forest Dene to enjoy a range of activities. They do everything from simply catching up on the daily newspapers, to running a session or two of bingo.

 

Click here for further information about the home.

 

Are you our next Catering Assistant?  Here’s more about the role:

 

  • First and foremost – we work together as a team to enrich our residents’ lives – let’s support our colleagues too and have fun in the process
  • Your main duties will include basic food preparation, presenting meals to a high standard and serving meals to our residents, all performed to relevant food hygiene legislation
  • Excellent food and great service play a key part in our residents’ day.

 

What skills do I need?

 

  • Team work!  A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home
  • Previous catering experience is desirable as is a food hygiene certificate
  • An understanding of safe food storage/cleaning practices is essential
  • Support and training are provided
  • You need to be caring, enthusiastic and have energy to share
  • Being able to communicate well is essential along with a flexible approach
  • You will also be kind and have a real genuine like for older people and their needs, ensuring we treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve.

 

Benefits and rewards

 

We know you work so hard and being the best Catering Assistant you can be needs to be rewarded.  We are very proud to offer the following:

 

  • 20 days annual leave equivalent based on hours worked
  • Life assurance
  • CQC performance bonus
  • Overtime enhancement
  • Statutory sick pay
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £750 available
  • Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via ‘My Rewards’
  • Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care.

 

We hope you feel you could be our next team member.  If you’d like to know more about the role before you apply, please call us for a chat on 0208 989 2311 and quote Ref: 76242

 

Closing date: 31 August 2020

 

We might get a lot of applications so reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.  Don’t miss out, please apply early.

 

Building Equality and Diversity
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 Care Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.