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Second Chef – Southlands

Job Title:  Second Chef

Based at:  Southlands

Hours of work:  30 hours per week

Pay Scale:  Competitive rate

Annual Leave Entitlement:  The annual leave year runs from 1st April to 31st March following. The full entitlement is 5.6 weeks (inclusive of Bank Holidays) for a full year and pro rata for an incomplete year’s service. Annual leave is restricted for all staff over the Christmas / New Year period

Essential & Desirable Factors:  Detailed on Person Specification

Closing Date: 30th April, 2018

Westward Care are currently looking to recruit a Second Chef based at Southlands Care Home & Apartments in Roundhay.  Westward Care provide award-winning care and support for clients on a daily basis and you will be required to work closely with the Head Chef, Managers, Deputy Managers and care staff to develop menus accommodating a range of dietetic needs.

This role works on a shift basis, rostered to 30 hours per week.   Excellent rate of pay, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Our kitchens and catering departments are fully equipped and the successful candidate will be passionate about the preparation, cooking and service of fresh foods, many sourced locally from carefully selected suppliers.  The role will involve homemade bakery items, snacks and deserts in addition to main meals throughout the day. You will be required to work autonomously on shift and in collaboration with clients, managers and care staff. We provide services under the guidance of the Care Quality Commission and as such you will follow these guidelines.

At Westward Care, we believe our staff are our greatest asset and to ensure that they deliver the high-quality services our clients deserve and in addition to mandatory training, we provide them with ongoing training and development, so they can develop new skills and create fresh ways of working to meet the changing needs of older people. We also provide them with the support network they need in their jobs to be able to deliver excellence every day.

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is seeking a new challenge as a Second Chef and who wishes to progress in their career in a supportive and innovative environment.

In addition to a competitive salary you will also:

  • have alternative weekends off
  • have an 8am start and a latest shift of 6pm
  • demonstrate a good working knowledge of fresh food and cooking techniques
  • offer a bespoke and premium service
  • have an opportunity to work at other facilities
  • have over-time opportunities
  • have access to our Perkbox employee benefit scheme allowing you to enjoy hundreds of free & discounted perks.

Should you require any further information or wish to apply please contact please forward your CV and a covering letter to



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