Kitchen Assistant

Location Amersham
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: New
Salary: £11.44
Contact name: Michelle Perez Casta

Contact email:
Job ref: 002543
Published: 5 days ago

Kitchen Assistant

Service Name: The Croft Care Home

Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Salary: £11.44 per hour

Hours: 21 Hours PW


Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives, enabling them to gain greater independence and improve their well-being? If the answer is yes, read on!


Who are Ambient Support?

Ambient Support, a registered UK charity with over 25 years’ experience in providing care and support services for older people, people with a mental health needs and people with learning disabilities.


Our residential care home, The Croft, is a community-based home for Older People in Amersham. We provide care and support to 60 residents, including up to 31 residents with a higher level of specific dementia care needs. This is a welcoming home from home environment offering regular activities and organised events.


The role of our Kitchen Assistant:

  • To assist in the preparation and serving of all meals to ensure that the catering service is responsive to the needs of those receiving meals.
  • To cook meals for the people we support in the absence of the Cook
  • To ensure that all machinery, appliances, and equipment are properly used and stored so that their working life is maximised, and the likelihood of breakdown and accidents is minimised.
  • To assist in organising the storeroom
  • Sorting, storing, and distributing ingredients.
  • To clean the kitchen area i.e., floors and cookers and maintaining that food hygiene working practices are followed.
  • To understand and actively participate in the Health & Safety and Equality & Diversity Policies and procedures at all times.
  • To respect the confidential nature of personal information.
  • To use computers on a regular basis.

Skills and attributes of our Care Assistant:

  • Understanding the importance of health and hygiene
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the role.
  • The ability to pick up detailed instructions quickly and follow them closely.
  • Basic Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Basic computer keyboard skills and the ability to use computers on a regular basis. Examples of the level required may include the use of the internet and emails.
  • Good spoken communication skills in order to relate well to the people we support and staff

Becoming part of the Ambient family brings benefits too!

  • Flexible working, enabling work-life balance.
  • National Living Wage paid regardless of age, including under 25s.
  • Training and development
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ bonus scheme.
  • ‘Season Ticket’ loan & ‘Bike to Work’ scheme.
  • Paid holiday with minimum of 28 days holiday, including BH (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of Health Service Discounts scheme
  • Free access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

Do you want to take your first steps towards a new rewarding career? If the answer is yes, then we’d love to hear from you.


We positively welcome diversity of background, ethnicity, skills, talents, and contributions from everyone.


We are committed to Safeguarding. An Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.