Overview

Kitchen Assistant – Colchester

We are looking for an outstanding Kitchen Assistant who’s passionate about food and wants to make a difference. 

You’ll be working 40 hours a week, including weekends, with the earliest start at 8am and the latest finish at 6pm, at Cygnet Hospital Colchester, creating an excellent experience for the people in our care. 

Cygnet Hospital Colchester, rated Good by CQC in all areas, is a 54 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs.

The aim of our services is assessment, stabilisation, treatment and engagement, with a view to supporting service users in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their needs. Our services are recovery-focused, with the aim of preparing individuals for a move to rehabilitation or step-down services, and ultimately, back into the community wherever possible.

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development.

You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work.

With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career in a vibrant, supportive culture tailored to help you thrive.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while being part of an organisation that cares about helping people.

Your day-to-day… 

Assist in the preparation of balanced, appetising meals 
Perform cooking tasks & other kitchen duties
Ensure the cleanliness of the kitchen, service areas & dining room
Wash utensils, dishes & make sure they are stored appropriately
Rotate stock & put away all deliveries
Maintain personal hygiene to comply with Cygnet standards and food hygiene regulations
Handle, maintain & store kitchen equipment in accordance with Cygnet procedures 
Use chemicals in line with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulationsWhy Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

Strong career progression opportunities 
Expert supervision & support
Employee referral scheme
Pension scheme
“Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount savingsYou are… 

Experienced in catering, preferably within a care setting
The holder of a food hygiene certificate, with good personal hygiene standards
Enthusiastic, keen to learn & an active team member
Polite & professional, with a positive attitude at all times
An excellent communicator able to liaise with people at all levels
Diligent & take pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness
Able to work on your own initiative, as part of a team & under supervisionSuccessful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

If you are interested in this role, please apply below or email your CV to (url removed).

Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families