Head Chef (Care home setting)


  • £8.82 - £9.28 per hour
  • Posted: 05/09/2017
  • Ipswich IP4 3DH Ipswich
  • Job Ref: 898101171
  • Permanent

Job Details

HEAD CHEF
£8.82 PER HOUR (RISING TO £9.28 AFTER 12 MONTHS, SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE)

30 HOURS PER WEEK - INCLUDES WEEKENDS ON ROTA BASIS

Our client in Ipswich provides care for residents who live with a mental health diagnoses within a nursing home environment.

They currently have an exciting opportunity for a Head Chef with strong leadership skills and a creative flair to manage the delivery of a high quality catering service that meets the high expectations and varied dietary requirements of residents.

The role of Head Chef will include

o Managing the day to day running of a busy kitchen as well as managing an Assistant Chef and a team of Catering Assistants
o Designing, planning and preparing a varied set of menus that caters for individual needs, including special diets and the preferences of each resident
o Managing all stock and wastage levels, ensuring that the kitchen remains at a professional standard whilst operating within commercial requirements and budget
o Management of all documentation, including auditing, HACCP, Health & Safety

Skills and experience

- Proven experience as a Chef within a similar environment
- A catering qualification such as City and Guilds 706 1/2 (or equivalent) is desirable
- Previous experience of staff management and of leading teams within a busy kitchen
- Friendly and approachable with the ability to interact with our residents, visitors and colleagues

Benefits include:

o A pension scheme, with matching contributions from Sanctuary
o At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years service (pro rata) Full time hours equivalent 37.5 hours per week
o Life assurance
o Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
o Health and wellbeing plans
o A variety of on line discounts and rewards from major retailers
o Tax efficient schemes for you to save on buying a new bike to cycle to work or on a range of childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps
o A wide range of learning and development opportunities

Please call Topcare Liverpool for more information.

TopCare Network is an equal opportunities employer.