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General Assistant

Stella & Harry Freedman House, Barnet, Barnet, Greater London, N11 3ND

Employment Type
Full Time

£10.85 + Benefits

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Do you wish you worked for a company that really cares about its employees? Our multi-award winning organisation is looking for a General Kitchen Assistant to join our Catering and Hospitality team based in Barnet at our Stella and Harry Freedman Home.

 This role is full-time working 40 hours per week and could include weekends. On top of earning competitive rates of pay you’ll receive some excellent benefits including an enhanced pension scheme and free life assurance.

The role of General Kitchen Assistant will involve the delivery of Hotel Services within Jewish Care Homes and Community Centres. The position is responsible for the effective delivery of kitchen services to an excellent standard to meet Health & Safety Regulations. Effective communication, ability to work well within a team and have a flexible approach are key.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll have a key role ensuring we deliver an excellent standard of food and service for our customers, creating an inviting and pleasant environment. Your core duties will involve:

  • Basic food preparation including vegetables, salads and sandwiches
  • Maintaining a clean, hygienic and presentable catering environment
  • Getting food counter and dining areas ready for service
  • Serving hot & cold food and beverages
  • Operating till and cashing up when required
  • Demonstrating exceptional customer service through regular cotact with the service users ensuring that their needs are met 

Who we’re looking for

You’ll ideally have the following:

  • Knowledge of food safety level 2
  • Knowledge of infection control including Covid procedure
  • Knowledge of health & safety
  • Great communication skills, confident speaking to a range of people and able to present yourself with a sunny personality and effortlessly communicate with our service users
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Willing to undertake appropriate training (e.g. Supervision, NVQ Training)
  • Willingess to go the 'extra mile' 

In line with government guidance, we will be asking all candidates to confirm if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19

We are a team of many different backgrounds and cultures

Jewish Care is the leading health and social care charity serving the Jewish community in the UK. Though our clients are all of a similar religious tradition, our staff represent diverse cultures and faiths.

Why you'll love working with us

No matter how young or old you are, if you want to make a real difference in people's lives, we'll reward you for your hard work and dedication. On top of providing some of the most competitive pay rates in the care industry, we offer excellent benefits, including:

  • 4% employer pension contribution
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Free meals
  • Wellbeing & staff recognition initiatives
About us

Jewish Care is a communal organisation touching the lives of over 10,000 people every week. We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by enhancing wellbeing and inspiring them to stay connected to their community. We provide a variety of health and social care services to meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, including older people, those with mental health needs, Holocaust survivors, people living with dementia and people with disabilities.

We employee 1,100 staff and 3,000 volunteers from multicultural backgrounds who work together to enrich vulnerable people's lives in a positive and caring way. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we are proud of how our staff have responded and the agility they have shown to ensure we continue to meet changing requirements.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close once a sufficient number of candidates have been identified.

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