Full Time Head Chef - Halmer Court

Job description

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £12.44 per hour

Job Code: GHSHC1

About the Role:

To maintain regular communication with the home manager and administrator in regard to service user requirements and budgets.

To negotiate and secure the best prices and value for your food purchases.

Ensure a healthy balanced and nutritious “home cooked” approach to dietary requirements. That food is cooked in a hygienic environment and quality is maintained at all times.

To have systems in place to control food allocation to avoid food wastage.

Ensure staff employed within your kitchen adhere to current relevant regulations and policies of the home.

To share responsibility in the protection of assets.

Your Responsibilities

  • To ensure a sound knowledge of COSHH, HACCP, Environmental Health Standards/ Regulations, Safer Food Better Business & Allergy Advise and Nutritional Analysis, and to cascade all this information to the staff to ensure they are aware of all current legislation and regulations, and are working to company policies.
  • To carry out audits with regard to all aspects of kitchen standards, policies, procedures, laws and government standards, and report any issues back to the home manager. 
  • Ensure all records are fully completed and up to date in line with Regulatory requirements and company procedures.
  • To hold regular meetings with service users and their families. These meetings must be documented and any issued raised should be reported back to home manager.
  • To be responsible for the kitchen staff rotas, check their weekly working hours, and authorize with the administrator. Ensuring staff rotas are maintained and staff levels are fully covered at all times.
  • Be responsible for identifying Training needs of kitchen staff, Induction, supervisions, reviews and liaise with the home manager on any grievances or disciplinaries.
  • Ensure a balanced home cooked diet is available to the service users, making sure any personal, cultural or religious requirements are met.
  • Adhere to the home budgets when purchasing stock and materials.
  • Ensure all kitchen staff clean the kitchen, serveries and bistro areas after use. These areas are all left hygienically clean and tidy after each shift.
  • Maintain accurate records of food supplies, waste and hazard analysis, fridge & freezer temperatures as stipulated by Environmental Health, Food Standards Agency, CQC and the company.
  • Ensure the kitchen is maintained as specified by the respective manufacturers.
  • Regularly review and update menus according to service users’ choices.
  • Attend any Mandatory training dates as required, to ensure your training is up to date for the completion of your duties.

Your Safety

The safety of our staff and residents is our highest priority. As such, all staff have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work. Also, in line with social distancing measures, some interviews may be conducted via video interview and we are offering an e-learning induction training course.


  • Enrollment into our Pension scheme
  • 28 holiday plus additional days with each year of service (up to 5 bonus days)
  • Additional days holiday for your birthday
  • Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £250 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
  • Life Insurance cover of £10,000
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Automatic entry into our Employee Assistance Programme offering: Personal and everyday advice on child support, financial advice, mental health, health and wellbeing.
  • Discounts on your favourite brands, restaurants and entertainment.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. If all of this is of interest to you, then please contact us to arrange an interview.

Note: Some benefits may be limited or not be available during lockdown restrictions due to external factors.

About Us

Glenholme Healthcare is a social care group with 30 years’ experience supporting young adults and adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and mental health conditions. We provide individualised care and support through our residential services, care homes, supported living schemes and via our outreach programmes. We are always excited to hear from prospective Care Assistants and Support Workers looking to join the industry. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

By law any employees working in social care in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have a medical exemption.

So that you can join our team, you must have your 1st vaccination by 16th September 2021, and your second vaccination by 11th November 2021.


  • Previous experience is required. 
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with all staff, and to work constructively and positively within your team acting as a role model.
  • Professionalism 
  • Excellent time keeping skills, and great attention to detail.