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Assistant Chef

  • Location: Barry
  • Salary: £12.80 per hour
  • Hours: 37.5

We are looking for a Assistant Chef to join our well-established team at Beechwood College.

Are you looking for a rewarding career? At Iris Care Group, you’ll go home knowing that you’ve made a difference. Employing over 1,600 people, Iris Care Group is the largest independent health and social care provider across the Southwest of England and South Wales. We provide innovative, effective, and forward-thinking care for adults with specialist mental healthcare needs.

With over 90% of staff saying they enjoy their job; we are proud to have created environments where our staff feel rewarded and fulfilled.

What will you receive?

  • Holiday allowance of 247.5 Hours per annum paid inclusive of bank holidays, with additional holidays for long service
  • Industry-leading training
  • Employee Assistance Program – free 24/7 confidential helpline (domestic, financial, legal, health support, etc.)
  • High street retail discount scheme
  • Free on-site parking and uniform
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • No zero-hour contract
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Part-time opportunities

Iris Care Group also offers a ‘refer a friend’ scheme: where you could earn as much as £1000* for everyone you successfully introduce.

Role Responsibilities

  • To store, prepare, cook and serve food and beverage items in Accordance with all Food Handling and Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s Health & Safety policy, COSHH, HACCP regulations and all statutory health and safety requirements, and ensure that these are observed by all members of staff.
  • To assist the Head Chef with menu planning, ordering, budgeting and stock control.
  • To clean and store equipment, crockery, cutlery and utensils in a safe and hygienic manner.
  • To ensure Documentation duties and procedures are maintained for efficiency and accuracy i.e. temperature of food and equipment.
  • Ensure segregation and prompt removal of waste to designated collection points, in accordance with the Company’s Safe Waste Handling Procedure.
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained and cleaned in the appropriate manner. Report any maintenance problems to the Manager immediately a problem occurs, keeping an accurate record.
  • Work within the allocated food budget costs.
  • Assist in the production and service of special functions, as required.
  • To observe and maintain the highest standards of personal hygiene, confidentiality, courtesy and consideration to all clients, colleagues and visitors.
  • 37.5 hours per week, worked flexibly to meet the needs of the business (5 days out of 7).

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Application question(s):

  • Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship and are unable to progress with applications from candidates looking for sponsorship.

Work Location: In person

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £12.80 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability



  • Chef: 1 year (preferred)
  • Cooking: 1 year (preferred)
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