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Head Chef – Pirton Grange

  • Location: Worcester
  • Salary: £15.00 per hour
  • Hours: 40

Iris Care Group has an exciting new opportunity for (a) Head Chef to join one of our well-established teams at Pirton Grange, Worcester.

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. Work for us and you’ll go home knowing that you’ve made a difference.


What will you receive?

  • Annual salary of £14 per hour
  • Holiday allowance of 28 days 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
  • ‘Recognise Me’, our new staff benefits, wellbeing and recognition platform
  • Free on-site parking and uniform
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • No zero-hour contracts
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Death in service


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



Role Responsibilities

Iris Care Group is committed to ensuring that the support it provides is of the highest quality and compliant with CQC and other relevant regulatory bodies.

Our commitment to the ensuring that high standards of care are at the core of our services. All our service provisions will be delivered in a person-centred manner, with a focus on living a good life that promotes choice, Independence and equal opportunity.

You are appointed to work in a particular service setting. In line with our commitment to support people in the most flexible and person-centred way we can, you may be asked to work in different services or settings in the future.

The main purpose of your job is to be responsible for the co-ordination of all aspects of kitchen production so that food is prepared to the agreed standard and that time deadlines are met.

As Head Chef you will be managing the kitchen team to cook and serve nutritious, healthy meals.

You’ll provide a choice of meals based on the likes and needs of those living at Pirton Grange, considering cultural preferences and special dietary requirements. Establish and maintain high standards of dietary provision and hygiene standards. 40 hours per week.


Your role will be:

  • To implement and supervise all aspects of kitchen control e.g. menus, hygiene, health and safety, staff, cleaning and waste control.
  • To supervise and develop staff to ensure effective team work and communication, including conducting staff supervisions & appraisals.
  • To order catering consumables in line with Company Purchasing policy.
  • To complete monthly audits for kitchen reporting any finding to home manager
  • To plan and prepare menus for the nursing home taking into account the content, balance, colour and nutritional values, in line with agreed budget.
  • To consult with residents on a regular basis to ensure that their needs, choices are being met and that any special diets for individuals are provided as directed by the nursing staff/Manager.
  • To maintain the agreed stock levels of food and carry out stock takes at the end of each month
  • To implement and maintain an agreed deep cleaning schedule for the kitchen.
  • To assist in the preparation of meals, ensuring high quality meals are provided.
  • To attend resident/relative meetings whenever possible.
  • To ensure compliance with the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Riddor and COSHH Regulations and understand what is expected of you and your team.


Role Requirements

  • Full UK Driving License and Passport


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