Kitchen Assistant
Ref: CYG08493

  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • £8.24 per hour
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/03/2020
  • Give your career a positive change.

    As a Kitchen Assistant at a Cygnet Hospital Taunton, you will help to provide first-class food and hospitality that enable us to give our patients exceptional all-round care and support.


    In this role you will; 

    • Assist the cook in planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of fresh foods, as available.
    • Help prepare and cook meals.
    • Provide special diets where necessary as well as taking into account the preferences of individual residents.
    • Be responsible for the washing up after meals and the overall cleaning of the kitchen and where appropriate the dining area.
    • Assist the cook in ordering stocks and checking deliveries.
    • Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas.

    We are looking for people who have; 

    • Good communication.
    • Team player / Works on own initiative.
    • Experience of working in a care/ Hospital environment
    • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.
    • Hospitality experience.


    You will be required to work 22 hours per week, this includes weekend working. Shifts are from 8:00am - 7:00pm.

    We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the people within our care. All candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.


    Want to make a positive difference? We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.

    The hospital is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery.

    Taunton town centre offers contrast to the quieter country life with market places, shopping malls and many other entertainment areas such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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