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Kitchen Assistant HCC11549

Job Details:

Salary Range: £17,364 - £17,711 pro rata, per annum (actual salary £14,078 - £14,360 per annum)*
Work Location: Fleming House, Eastleigh
Hours per week: 30 (other hours may be considered, please state preference)
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 2 June 2019

Advert Text:

Working as part of a supportive and professional team, you'll provide essential cleaning and cooking services for the home.  Your duties will include washing up, cleaning and organising food storage. You will be expected to support the cook with light cooking duties, preparation of food, sandwiches, vegetables and desserts.

You'll need to be able to prioritise your workload within time constraints and work on your own initiative when appropriate, as well as have a commitment to your own training and development. Experience of large scale catering is desirable, but not essential, as in-house training is provided.

This role will require you to work some evenings, alternate weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

Values Based Recruitment:

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.

The 4 core values are:


•    Person Centred: Has a person centred and strengths-based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.
•    Resilience: Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.
•    Accountable: Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.
•    Works Together: Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.

Job Purpose:

To assist in the provision of a comprehensive catering service in the Residential setting.

Role Responsibilities:

Domestic and Cleaning Duties

Carrying out the schedule programme of cleaning as required by the food policy manual. This will refer to microwave, insect flash, trolleys, hot cupboard,  dishwasher, kitchen floor, shelves, freezers, fridge, fans, windows, drawers, scrub floors, tiles, work surfaces, skirting boards. These are all weekly tasks that are dealt with on a daily basis within a programme for the week.


To assist with stock rotation and issuing of stores. This involves movement of stock to ensure that the previous stock is used prior to new stock.
Issuing stock that is required on a daily basis.

Health and Safety

To ensure adherence to food hygiene legislation and provide safe working practices within the kitchen environment.
Maintain an awareness of corporate and departmental equalities and Health and Safety policies and procedures and applies them in the day to day requirements.

Quality of Control

To provide and improve customer relations and service delivery through regular interactions with users.

Role Requirements:

  • Experience of food preparation
  • Basic knowledge of kitchen hygiene
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise workload

Working Conditions:

  • Manual handling of people and objects 15+kg, on a daily basis
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Food handling
  • Working in a hot environment
  • Biological hazards – waste
  • Chemical hazards – cleaning materials (irritant)

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Wendy Burrett, Registered Manager on 023 8062 6640


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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