West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Kitchen Assistant

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £22,366 to £22,737 per annum, pro rata (Grade B)
Phoenix Centre Newbury
Working Pattern:
Part Time
20 hours per week. Working pattern - Monday to Fridays 10am to 2pm.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about providing excellent service and support within a caring environment? West Berkshire Council is seeking a dedicated Kitchen Assistant to join our Adult Social Care Service, reporting to the Resource Centre Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the well-being of our community and make a real difference in people's lives.

As a Kitchen Assistant, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of our resource centre, where we provide a range of services to support adults with care needs. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with the preparation and serving of meals, adhering to dietary requirements and food safety regulations
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen environment
  • Supporting the Resource Centre Manager in monitoring and ordering supplies
  • Engaging with service users in a friendly and respectful manner

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Previous experience in a similar kitchen or catering environment
  • Basic knowledge of food hygiene and safety practices
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work effectively in a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

To learn more about the role, please contact Mary Wells on 01635 520158 or email mary.wells@westberks.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

West Berkshire Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to our dedicated and passionate team at West Berkshire Council.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

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