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Title:  Catering Assistant

Location: 

Wantage, South East, GB, OX12 7AR

Department:  Care (Catering and Hospitality Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Care
Requisition Number:  77742

 

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.

 

Catering Assistant

 

Wantage Nursing Home, Garston Lane, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 7AR

 

£8.89 per hour

 

28 hours per week

 

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 Wantage Nursing 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 Wantage Nursing 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

Starting with celebratory events, we look for any excuse to throw open the doors to our nursing home, from the summer fetes with stalls galore to Christmas bazaars with mince pies and mulled wine. Then there are cake bakes and even a virtual summer cruise. Last year, friends and family joined us for a themed celebration, exploring the traditions and flavours of countries all over the world in the comfort of the nursing home. Residents tried to master the hula dance in Hawaii, sampled tapas in Spain and ‘sailed’ back to Blighty for some traditional fish and chips and a good old sing-a-long.

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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 plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Life assurance
  • CQC performance bonus
  • Overtime enhancement
  • Occupational sick pay after qualifying period
  • 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 01235 774 320 and quote Ref: 77742

 

Closing date: 28 July 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.