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Kitchen Assistant, Wincanton

Here at Osa Healthcare Recruitment we are committed to finding wonderful staff who share our values and are dedicated to providing professional, caring and high quality services. We want to find the right people the right role for them.  

Job Title:  Kitchen Assistant  

Location:  Wincanton  

Length/Type of Post: Permanent  

Salary: £9-£10 per hour 


Hours: Part time. Include bank holiday & weekend working. Work hands on alongside team members when staff shortages occur, irrespective of shift patterns or days of the week 

An outstanding Nursing home, set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, that offers a boutique care experience for their guests, ensuring home really does mean home.


Job Overview 

Set in 7 acres of garden, this home has been completely refurbished to a high standard.  The new owners are seeking experienced & dedicated staff to become part of an outstanding team providing the highest level of support & compassionate care to residents. 

 Job Purpose 

To provide a high-quality catering and dining experience to all residents, guests and visitors. To ensure that all catering areas are maintained in a hygienic, clean and safe standard. To follow the operational procedures of the kitchen.  

 Duties and Responsibilities 

Regulation and Legislation 

Comply with company policy in terms of Food Safety and Health and Safety, completing and storing all records as outlined in the Assured Safe Catering policy 

Ensure personal mandatory training is up to date 

 Operational Standards 

Follow a 4 week rota, developed by the Head Chef 

Prepare simple meals i.e vegetables and salad items for service under the direction of the chef. Prepare ancillary items for service such as bread rolls and drinks 

Ensure dining areas are clean, tidy and attractively presented. Prepare dining areas for all meals including laying tables with clean and polished cutlery, glassware and condiments, in line with the Ellie Group standards 

Serve food to residents in dining areas during meal times 

Prepare beverage trolleys in line with operational standards 

Prepare and deliver meal trays to residents rooms, the lay up of the trays will be in line with the Ellie Group standards 

Prepare and deliver beverage trays to residents, relatives and guests or to offices/meetings

 Collect trays and dirty crockery from residents rooms, lounges, and other areas and return to the kitchen 

Wash dishes by hand or place them in the dishwasher. Wash pots, pans and trays. Store clean items neatly and safely to minimise breakages 

Sweep and mop kitchen floors, keeping them free from grease and spillages at all times.  Wash worktables, walls and kitchen equipment and appliances in accordance with cleaning schedules. Sign off cleaning schedule on completed tasks 

Transfer supplies and equipment between storage and work areas 

Operate all kitchen equipment within competence safely and in accordance with instructions. Report defects and withdraw from use immediately 

Segregate and remove rubbish and place it in designated containers 

Put supplies away in the correct place and lock store rooms and cupboards. Leave kitchen tidy, clean and secure 

Ensure that a high standard of cleanliness is maintained in the main and satellite kitchens 


Adhere to the local safeguarding policy and follow Duty of Candour requirements 

Talk to residents on a daily basis 

Participate in resident of the day as directed by the General Manager 


Type of candidate that we are looking for 


  • Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate. 
  • Level 2 Health and Safety. 
  • Infection Control Training. 
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health training.  
  • Awareness of wider COSHH legislation. 
  • Awareness of wider Food Hygiene legislation  
  • Awareness of safeguarding  
  • Customer service  
  • Practical  
  • Personable  
  • Multi-tasker 
  • Person centred. 
  • Diligent  
  • Flexible 
  • Can do approach  


  • NVQ Level 1 or equivalent in catering 
  • Nutrition qualification.  
  • Awareness of care home regulators and their requirements 
  • Preparation and presentation of modified diets 
  • Allergies and Intolerances 
  • Working within a care home environment 
  • Food preparation and presentation of simple meals 
  • Stock control 
Job Benefits

What our client is offering the successful candidate 

  • Competitive hourly rate  
  • Holiday pay  
  • Pension Contributions  
  • Supportive environment & regular supervision 
  • Employee well-being programme  
  • Opportunity to develop & career progression 


This job role will involve working around vulnerable people therefore your employer may be required to check whether you have a criminal record via the Disclosure and Barring Service (known as a DBS check). You will also be asked questions as part of our self disclosure section on the application form. We operate a fair recruitment process and do not discriminate. Any information you provide will be considered fairly and lawfully.  

We are committed to being an equal opportunities company as are all the companies we work with. All applicants will be considered fairly and free from prejudice or discrimination. 

We are very proud to say that we have signed the mental health at work commitment. We are passionate about mental health and we are dedicated to doing everything we can to promote mental well-being, support people who are struggling and break down the stigmas of mental health problems. We only work with companies who share our beliefs and care for their employees metal health and well-being.

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May 7, 2021
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