Based at Chalkmead Care Home, Merstham, the starting salary for this role is £9.50 per hour.
Only candidates who are fully vaccinated prior to their start date or medically exempt from vaccinations can work within our care homes. This is a legal requirement set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
Are you a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen? Do you want to work in an environment where you can help make a difference in the lives of our residents?
Catering Assistants within our older people's homes assist and support catering staff in the day-to-day operation of the service, as directed, to ensure a high standard of food preparation.
Working in a care home environment, you will not only be supporting from a catering point of view but will build relationships with our residents to ensure they are living happy, healthy and supported lives. Mealtimes are important to our residents and through working as a team, you can ensure they run smoothly and are enjoyable for our older people.
The role is based in Service Delivery, which is the provider arm of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate. Service Delivery provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with the Quality Care Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards.
Our Vision is to provide outstanding services and be an employer of choice with highly trained, passionate and dedicated staff.
We provide Care 24/7 in our 50 bedded residential home. We are a strong team that works with each other to provide the best possible care and environment for our residents. The home is rated Outstanding with CQC (November 2019), and we constantly strive to achieve our residents’ wish lists.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:
- Willingness to work towards a recognised food hygiene / food safety award
- Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation and Environmental Health requirements
- Previous catering experience.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
There is currently an open consultation called 'The Future of the Eight Older People's Residential Care Homes' which is running until 5 January 2022. This is a listening exercise, and our overriding priority is the wellbeing of our residents and staff at the homes who we want to involve fully and sensitively in this process. Feedback from this consultation will be collated and considered by Surrey County Council's Cabinet in Spring 2022. Full details can be found here Surrey County Council - Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk).
Surrey County Council champions and promotes wellbeing and support services for all staff. We recognise the past 18 months have been challenging for everyone but particularly those on the front line. Staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and resources from Surrey Resilience Hub and can request and receive one to one support from our Mental Heath First Aiders or Wellbeing Champions.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31.03.2022. Please note that applications will be shortlisted and interviews offered on a rolling basis so the advert may close before this date.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Adults’ Barred List check will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Chef Manager Steven Temlett on 01483404934.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from a generous local government salary related pension as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.