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Kitchen Assistant

Job Reference: J123-824---BIRMINGHAM

The Huntercombe Group
Oldbury, West Midlands
£8.21 per hour

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Kitchen Assistant to join our catering team. Working within the kitchen and dining area you will help to provide nutritious and enticing home cooked meals for the patients in our care. You will be responsible for ensuring mealtimes are an enjoyable part of the day, engaging patients in the dining experience.

Huntercombe Centre in Birmingham is a Locked Rehabilitation hospitalfor up to 15 men with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum conditions.We are located in Oldbury, one mile from Junction 2 of the M5, and just 7 miles from the centre of Birmingham and on a number of bus routes.

As a Kitchen Assistant your main duties will be:

  • Provide excellent quality meals within the hospital, with the aim of achieving the highest levels of satisfaction for patientsin our care.

  • Developing a positive relationship with all patients, staff and other visitors to the hospital becoming an integral part of the team.

  • Preparing dining areas to create a safe and enjoyable environment for patients at mealtimes.

  • Maintaining a clean hazard free kitchen and dining area in order to minimize risks to patients and employees of the hospital.

  • Working safely within company policies, seeking advice and guidance when necessary

To join the team as a Kitchen Assistant you will have:

  • A good knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation

  • A positive attitude and a desire to deliver the best possible service to patients in our care.

  • Flexibility to work shifts with an adaptable attitude

  • The ability to communicate at all levels

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay

  • 2 week’s paid paternity leave

  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit

  • A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working

  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates

  • Generous annual leave allowance

  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay

  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions

  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary

  • A range of staff discounts

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest.

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.

Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference

We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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