Kitchen Assistant

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We are looking for a kitchen assistant to join our team at Lashbrook House Care Home!

Reporting to: Chef/Cook

Job purpose: To assist in organising and controlling the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budget, whilst maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Team player
  • Satisfactory Policy Check and check against the PoVA list
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Good communication skills


  • Previous experience relevant to the position
  • Experience of food preparation for the relevant Service User group

Main responsibilities

Food preparation

  • Assist the Cook in the preparation, cooking and serving of meals,
  • In the absence of the Cook you will be required to undertake this role


  • Participate in Staff and Service User meetings as required

Training and Development

  • Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence
  • Attend mandatory training days/course, on or off site as and when required

Health & Safety

  • Wash up after meals. Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area and dining areas is carried out effectively
  • Ensure statutory Health & Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas
  • Report immediately to the Home Manager or Person in Charge any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Service Users, colleague, self or another
  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of the Care Centres Health & Safety policy and Emergency and Fire procedures
  • Report to the Home Manager, Handyperson or Person in Charge any faulty appliances, damaged furniture equipment or any potential hazard
  • Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre


  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Care Centre and Bondcare
  • Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties
  • Notify the Home Manager or Person in Charge as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also on your return to work from all periods of absence
  • Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales
  • Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you


Lashbrook House Care Home

Mill Road, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3LS

Telephone: 01189 401 770

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