Head Chef

As the Head Chef at Alex Wood House Care Home, you will be responsible for overseeing the whole catering service within the home.

About Alex Wood House Care Home:
Alex Wood House is an exceptional residential care home in Cambridge. At Alex Wood House we pride ourselves on our family-feel, attractive gardens and providing outstanding care to each of our residents.

We’re based in a quiet nook in Arbury on the north eastern side of Cambridge, three miles from the city centre. Our home offers 24-hour residential care and 36 en-suite bedrooms. 

*Sponsorship available for this role*

About the role:
The Head Chef is responsible for ensuring high quality of food service and meal preparation within the home. The Head Chef will lead and manage the catering team working closely with the other service teams ensuring the highest service standards are achieved.

£16.50 per hour. Equivalent of £32,604 per annum + £1000 joining bonus!*

Shift Pattern:
38 hours per week, across Monday to Sunday with no late nights or split shifts, and every other weekend off as standard.

Home Location:
Alex Wood House – Fortescue Road, Arbury, Cambridge, CB4 2JS

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the catering services and residential dining experience is of the highest standard and quality. 
  • Line management of the kitchen teams, handling recruitment and duties such as appraisals, rotas and absence management. 
  • Promote choice and dignity to the residents of the home with the services we provide, and ensure the nutritional content of the meals provided cater for the dietary needs of all residents. 
  • Ensure that requirements of the Food Safety Manual, Health and Safety Manual and Meal policies requirements are met. 

Training, Skills & Experience Required: 

  • Experience as a Head Chef is essential. 
  • Experience in a care environment is advantageous.  
  • Proven track record for leading, empowering, supporting & motivating a team. 
  • Ability to travel between the two locations listed above. 

What we can offer: 

  • Fully comprehensive induction 
  • Competitive salary 
  • 28 days of holiday per year 
  • Free Blue Light Card & access to the Blue Light discount platform 
  • Refer a friend scheme 

About Athena: 
Athena Care Homes are a family run business with seven homes in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn - Norfolk & Ipswich - Suffolk. 

Our aim is to be the provider of choice for our residents and the employer of choice for our team members. 

Our purpose is to create excellent quality homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, housekeeping and activities. 

We aim to enhance the lives of our residents and enable them to enjoy life to the full as individuals in happy, comfortable and safe surroundings. 

*T&Cs apply.

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