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Westerleigh - Bank Kitchen Assistant

Location: Westerleigh

Contract Type: Bank

Closing Date: 27 January 2021

Salary: 8.72

Westerleigh - Bank Kitchen Assistant

Are you a passionate Bank Kitchen Assistant who thrives on making a real and positive difference to the lives of older people?  If so, Akari Care would love to hear from you! We are looking for a committed Kitchen assistant to join our Catering Team on a bank contract.


About Akari:

At Akari Care, we provide residential and nursing care services to the elderly across the UK.  Each care home is an extended family, bringing together residents and their loved ones, our colleagues in care, clinicians, hairdressers, commissioners and CQC regulators, members of the local community – the list goes on.  We are focussed on creating a warm and inclusive environment in which our residents feel a sense of security and belonging, while at the same time retaining their dignity and self-respect. 

We never compromise on the quality of our services and our extended team includes trusted GPs, Dentists, Chiropodists and Dieticians, who all work hard to improve our residents’ quality of life. Our dementia care homes have qualified, dedicated staff who help people to maintain the identity and dignity of our residents. With a focus on living life to the fullest, our homes offer activities such as hairdressing salons, bars, cinemas, gardening, and cooking courses to name just a few!

The Role:

As our kitchen assistant you will be working with the Cook on all aspects of the kitchen processes. You will get involved from creating menus, plating and arranging food trolleys. Being a Kitchen Assistant at Akari Care, you will keep track of stock rotation, comply to company policies and procedures whilst following all mandatory COSHH and HACCP guidelines.

At Akari Care we are always keen to develop people and let them run with ideas. We celebrate birthdays along with all the other events in a year, so if you enjoy making cakes or being the BBQ master, we would love to hear from you.

What we need from you:

  • You will have experience working in a kitchen
  • You will have a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and be happy with following instructions within a busy kitchen environment
  • You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work well under pressure 
  • You must be respectful and compassionate and resilient. 

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full funded training and development
  • Become a Champion in a specialism of your choice
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Rewarding Referral schemes
  • DBS and uniform paid for



Westerleigh Care Home is situated in Stanley, County Durham an ex-colliery village that is close to the local market.  With a very friendly, warm and close-knit community feel to the local area, the team at Westerleigh mirror this with their range of activities, newsletter and hands on interactions.


With an open-door policy for family, friends and residents, the team are focussed on building solid relationships with the wellbeing of our community at the heart of everything they do.

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