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Kitchen Assistant – Heatherwood Court, Pontypridd

  • Location: Pontypridd
  • Salary: £11 per hour
  • Hours: 37.5
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Are you looking for a rewarding career? If you are a caring, energetic, enthusiastic individual, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Kitchen Assistant to join our well-established team at Heatherwood Court, Pontypridd.

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?

  • Holiday allowance of 210 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
  • ‘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

  • To store, prepare and serve food and beverage items in Accordance with all Food Handling and Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • To clean and store equipment, crockery, cutlery and utensils in a safe and hygienic manner.
  • Daily cleaning of all areas of the kitchen in accordance with the Units schedules and specifications, using appropriate equipment, chemicals and work methods.
  • To ensure Documentation duties and procedures are maintained for efficiency and accuracy i.e. temperature of food and equipment.
  • To observe and maintain the highest standards of personal hygiene, confidentiality, courtesy and consideration to all clients, colleagues and visitors to the Units
  • 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
  • To undertake some housekeeping and cleaning duties as and when required


Role Requirements

  • Experience working within a kitchen environment
  • You will be working 5 days out of 7, doing 7.5 hours each day between the hours of 7am-6pm Monday to Sunday


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