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Salary: £10 per hour
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Apply Job type: Chef
Hours / Duration: Bank / occasional hours

St Pauls Care Centre is an 88 bedded Care Centre caring for elderly residents with a variety of nursing needs, including nursing care, dementia care, respite care, continuing care and palliative care.

If you are compassionate and caring, if you’re not afraid of hard work, and if you enjoy making a difference to people’s quality of life, you might just be the person we’re looking for.

We are currently recruiting for a Bank Chef at St Pauls Care Centre in Hemel Hempstead. You will mainly be responsible for the planning of seasonal menus, providing nutritious meals to all residents on a daily basis, adhering to any specific dietary requirements that the residents may have and ensuring food purchased is fresh and within budget. You will be expected to work with the care team to ensure that our residents’ dietary and nutritional needs are met and that their requests are recorded regularly and provided for where possible. We also ask you to ensure that all health & safety and environmental health standards are achieved and maintained.


  • Competitive salary of £10 per hour
  • Job type: Bank / Occasional Hours
  • Working hours: 7am - 3:30pm.
  • Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro rata)
  • Paid mileage for work related travel from work base
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Free training and uniform provided
  • Work in a friendly team with experienced staff
  • Support in achieving additional qualifications, including nationally recognised qualifications
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme with financial rewards
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Great benefits package; including childcare vouchers, mobile phone benefits, long service awards and access to a wide range of offers and discounts from hundreds of high street and online stores


  • Independently prepare hot and cold meals for residents according to their needs and preferences
  • Assist in planning seasonal menus
  • Place food orders and work within defined budget
  • Load and unload dishwasher
  • Wash up equipment unsuitable for dishwasher
  • Clean kitchen and equipment
  • Collect and distribute crockery from the resident areas
  • Clear tea trolleys where applicable
  • Empty kitchen rubbish
  • Maintain a clean and hygienic environment
  • Carry out any reasonable request or instruction from the Head Chef / Home Manager
  • Ensure compliance with the Health & Safety Policy and regulations in kitchen and stores
  • Carry out any check in the kitchen as required to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, for example recording fridge temperatures
  • Report all accidents and incidents to the Person-in-Charge of the Home
  • Have full knowledge of the Fire Procedures, fire escapes and a working knowledge of the firefighting equipment
  • Have full knowledge of and take responsibility to ensure adherence to infection control policies and procedures of the Department of Health and the Company at all times


  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Car driver
  • Certificate in Food and Hygiene
  • Knowledge of nutritional needs of older people
  • Health and Safety and regulatory requirements
  • Positive and willing attitude
  • Some experience of working in a team


St Pauls Care Centre, Long Mimms, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 5XW

If you would like more information or would like to speak to a member of our team, call our recruitment line on 0800 024 8756. Alternatively, you may email us at


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