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Surrey County Council help some of our most vulnerable residents live fulfilled and happy lives

Company/Care Provider:
Surrey County Council

Location of services:
These vacancies are based in our 8 Residential Homes:

  • Abbeywood in Ash Vale
  • Heathside in Woking
  • Barnfield in Horley
  • Keswick in Great Bookham
  • Birchlands in Englefield Green
  • Meadowside in Staines
  • Chalkmead in Merstham
  • Orchard Court in Lingfield

Position/Roll:
Bank Catering Assistant

Key skills or qualities needed:
Are you a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen? Do you want to work in an environment where you can help make a difference in the lives of our residents?

Catering assistants within our older people’s homes assist and support catering staff in the day-to-day operation of the service, as directed, to ensure a high standard of food preparation.

Working in a care home environment, you will not only be supporting from a catering point of view but will build relationships with our residents to ensure they are living happy, healthy and supported lives. Mealtimes are important to our residents and through working as a team, you can ensure they run smoothly and are enjoyable for our older people.

The role is based in Service Delivery, which is the provider arm of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate. Service Delivery provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with the Quality Care Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards.

Experience is not essential for this role; full training will be provided. As long as you have the heart to care, you are already halfway there. There are continuous opportunities for development with internal and external training and promotions available.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:

  • A basic understanding of written and spoken English
  • A basic understanding of what care is
  • The heart and desire to care for others

If you’re someone who takes pride in your work and happy to go the extra mile, then we’d love to hear from you.

Recruitment lead contact details:
Natalie Maxim: Natalie.maxim@surreycc.gov.uk
Sophie Thornton: Sophie.thornton@surreycc.gov.uk
Email your CV to: servicedelivery.recruitment@surreycc.gov.uk

About the Local Authority Care Provider:
At Surrey County Council, we have 8 Older People’s Homes where we help some of our most vulnerable residents live fulfilled and happy lives. Our roles across the homes whether it be care assistants, team leaders, catering or housekeeping are all focused on empowering our residents and treating them with dignity and respect. We’re therefore looking for people who uphold our values and can contribute to adding to what is already a great team and working environment.

To apply for this job please visit www.surreycc.gov.uk.