Kitchen Assistant


Bury St Edmunds

Salary & Benefits

£7.83 per hour

Vacancy Type

Part Time,

Full Time

Closing Date


Kitchen Assistant- 35 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Fornham House, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds for a Kitchen Assistant. Bank opportunities are also available.  The successful applicant will assist with the maintenance of hygiene in the kitchen and the equipment within.

Key responsibilities

  • To support the Head Chef/Cook in the effective operation of the kitchen.
  • To wash up all crockery, cutlery and utensils used by the kitchen, residents, staff and visitors.
  • To ensure basic maintenance/hygiene of all kitchen and dining room equipment to include serving trolleys, place mats, trays and dining room furniture.
  • To ensure the cleanliness of the total washing up area to include all the equipment within that area.
  • The preparation and delivery of drinks as required by the residents.
  • Adhere at all times to the company policies and procedures.

Skills and experience

  • Previous experience working within an elderly care environment is desirable.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to take a pro-active approach.
  • Flexible approach to work.


  • Level 2 in Kitchen Services or equivalent desirable though an opportunity to obtain this will be given
  • Food Hygiene certificate.

Job role

35 hours per week
£7.83 per hour

Company information

Healthcare Homes provides care and support appropriate to the needs of each individual in a friendly, warm and supportive atmosphere.  For more information about our care homes and homecare please visit

The successful Kitchen Assistant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Healthcare Homes is an equal opportunities employer and regulated by CQC.