• Part Time
  • Salary: £11


Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned Registered for a maximum of 35 Service Users Registered Care Categories* Mental Health Condition Substance Misuse *Registered with regulator ‘Care Quality Commission (CQC)’ to provide these categories of care. Specialist Care Categories Alcohol Dependence (past or present) Challenging Behaviour Drug Dependence (past or present) Schizophrenia. Ages 18+.

Accountable To: Home Manager
To be responsible for the catering operations including kitchen management, planning, preparation
and cooking of meals and maintaining, cleanliness and hygiene standards within the kitchen areas.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Food Preparation
• Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required.
• Presentation and display of the food should be maintained at a high standard
• To be familiar with the dietary requirements of the Service Users to ensure that meals are
nutritious and meet the requirements.
Communication and Training
• Liaise with the Home Manager when planning / costing menus in order to provide a
balanced, nutritious diet, making the best use of available food produce.
• Arrange / participate in Staff and Resident meetings as required.
• Ensure that regular feedback is received to ensure that meals are meeting the Service
Users’ preferences.
• Complete Deepdeene Care`s mandatory online training
• Attend and complete mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.
Budgetary / Financial Control
• Order stocks and check deliveries are in line with what was ordered. Ensure all stock is
rotated accurately to ensure efficient and economic use of supplies.
• Maintain accurate records of food supplies, ensuring that purchasing is maintained within
the agreed budget.
• Ensure weekly stock checks are completed and reported to the Home Manager and all
stock signed in and out where appropriate by all staff who have access to food supplies

Health & Safety
• Ensure the maintenance of the statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and
dining areas.
• Ensure that Food Hygiene Regulations are being met.
• Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall
cleaning of the kitchen area is carried out effectively.
• Report immediately to the Home Manager, or designated deputy, any illness of an
infectious nature or accident incurred by a Resident, colleague or self.
• Understand, and ensure the implementation within your remit of, the Company’s Managing
Food Policies and Procedures.
• Check and accurately record freezer / fridge temperatures
• To carry out daily knives counts and keep all knives locked when not in use
• Report to the Home Manager any faulty appliances or equipment or any potential hazards.
Monitor the regular maintenance of all kitchen equipment.
• Promote safe working practice in the Home.
• Adhere to the Company’s disposal of waste process.
• To ensure your self-appearance and uniform are kept clean and your nails remain short
and free of dirt. Below the elbows should be free of jewellery and nail vanish
• Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged
to third parties.
• To treat Residents with courtesy and dignity at all times.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and may be revised from time to time
to reflect the changing needs of Deepdene Care

Deepdene Courts core principles

Treat all residents with dignity & respect
deliver recovery through, activity, inclusion & life style
Be adaptable to meet our residents needs
Be dedicated, professional and pro-active
Maintain a clean, safe and homely environment

Further infomation link: 70378

To apply for this job email your details to dcdeputy@deepdenecare.org.