General Assistant

Location: Bishop's Stortford

The role of the kitchen assistant is to provide support to the Head Chef/Assistant Cook enabling them to provide good quality food to the residents of the home. Your duties will include the food preparation and maintaining a hygienic germ free environment.

The role of the domestic is to keep a high standard of appearance and to contribute to the quality of care and lifestyle afforded to each client. This is particularly applicable to each client’s privacy and dignity and in respect of each client’s personal possessions.

Experience / Skills

  • To maintain a high standard of efficiency and cleanliness expected within all areas of the home.
  • Have knowledge of Health and Safety regulations and display safety signs when necessary i.e. wet floors.
  • Attend departmental COSHH updates on any new products introduced.
  • Attend any training sessions as arranged by the Home Manager with special regard to your health and safety.
  • Adhere to the homes policies on resident’s confidentiality.
  • Have knowledge of Fire Regulations, Fire procedures and Quality Assurance Systems.
  • When entering a resident’s room to clean, ensure that all domestics respect their dignity and privacy, remembering at all times that this is “Their Home”
  • Have due regard for and respect the residents personal belongings.
  • Have knowledge of all cleaning compounds used and use according to instructions.
  • En-suite and public toilets, baths and hand basins are to be cleaned daily.
  • Plants should be kept moist and dead flowers removed.
  • Cleaning trolleys with protruding mop handles, and the use of vacuum cleaners with trailing electric cables, should never be used or kept in a position that may prove hazardous to residents.
  • Occasionally it may be necessary to perform unpleasant cleaning duties and the training of staff may be necessary. These are to be carried out with diplomacy so not to cause undue distress or embarrassment to the resident.

Job Type:

Full-time Permanent


£10 an hour


60 Dunmow Road, Hertfordshire, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 5HL

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