Job position


Kitchen assistant

Job title:

Kitchen assisant

Supervised by:

Assistant cook/catering manager

Reporting to:

Catering manager

Based at:

Russell Churcher Court

Hours of work:

14 hours per week

Person specification

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Job description

At Thorngate Living we are justifiably proud of the delicious meals we make every day for our residents. Our award winning, well equipped, modern, professional kitchen caters for a range of dietary requirements, creating varied menus from fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

The Thorngate Living kitchen, located at Russell Churcher Court care home, currently has a vacancy for a Kitchen Assistant. This role is for 14 hours per week and the pay is competitive. A smart uniform is provided. Candidates must be reliable, hard-working with an interest in catering. Knowledge of, and a demonstrable commitment to, Food Hygiene regulations and best practice would be advantageous as our kitchen is regularly awarded the gold standard for hygiene. Qualifications are not essential as full training and continuous professional development is provided.

If you share our values, have some relevant experience and are interested in joining Thorngate Living’s first class catering team, please apply online or use our quick apply form. Alternatively send your CV and covering letter detailing all aspects outlined in our online application form to

Job purpose

  • Maintain high standards of hygiene and safety procedures within all areas of the
    kitchen department

Key responsibilities

  • Wash up crockery, cutlery, pots and pans as required, maintaining high standards of cleanliness
  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned in accordance with Russell Churcher Court’s cleaning rota and using materials specified
  • Ensure compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 including correct use, storage and maintenance of cleaning materials within COSHH Regulations 1994 and as per Russell Churcher Court’s policy
  • Assist the catering manager/cook in serving of residents’ meals with due regard to any special dietary needs
  • Have a commitment to undertaking training as required by Russell Churcher Court
  • Participate in supervision and staff meetings as required
  • Any other reasonable tasks as required.


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