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Kitchen Assistant

JOB: Community Care Worker

Beverly Lodge, Newtownards




Job Type:



Permanent & Bank


40 pw

Annual Leave:

5.6 weeks Pro Rata

Your Benefits :

Free Onsite Parking

Free Uniform

Permanent Contract (full time role)

Paid Training & Induction

Company Pension

Job Ref: 23MDBL11

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We are looking for two Kitchen Assistants to join our team in Beverly Lodge. 

The following roles are available, please detail in your application what you are applying for: 

  • Full-time (40 hours per week) 
  • Bank role 

Shift times are 8 am – 6 pm.   

The Role

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

Main Duties

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.
  • Adhere to safe Handling of Food Regulations.
  • Assist the Cook /Assistant Cook in the preparation, cooking and serving of food to the Residents / Patients.
  • Ensure the Residents’/Patients’ confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure the Residents’/Patients’ privacy, dignity and choice is respected,
  • Report all breakages to Cook / Assistant Cook and dispose of all breakages carefully and appropriately
  • Report all faulty equipment/repairs/replacements in the Maintenance book. Report all accidents, incidents and near misses to the Cook / Assistant or Nurse in charge.
  • Attend staff meetings as organised by the Home Manager.
  • 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.
  • Ensure safety signs are displayed when necessary e.g. wet floor.
  • Maintain all equipment in good, clean, working order. If any faults occur in the equipment do not use and report to Cook / Assistant Cook.
  • Adhere to Home’s Fire Safety Policy at all times.
  • Adhere to Home’s Policy on COSHH.
  • Adhere to Home Policy on Moving and Handling
  • Any other duties deemed reasonable by the Cook in charge.

Whilst the above is an outline, you will be required to carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 1 year of kitchen experience to include basic food preparation, and temperature control.

Desirable Criteria 

  • Experience working within a hospital or Nursing Home environment.
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificate.

About Beverly Lodge 

MD Healthcare acquired the home in August 2019 and 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.

We operate a no Smoking Policy.

Please Note: Applicants within the last six months need not re-apply.

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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