Head Chef - 5* Care Home - Oxford

Job Title: Head Chef - 5* Care Home - Oxford
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-03-05
Reference: JO-1903-1719
Contact Name: Rob Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2019 13:48

Job Description

Head Chef - 5* Care Home - Oxford - Up to £30,000p.a

this is a fantastic opportunity to work in a beautiful care home in Oxfordshire countryside. The client is looking for an experienced Head Chef who is passionate and enthusiastic, and in return they are offering a good work life balance and the chance to help lead a fun and also professional team.

Reporting to the Home Manage & Chef Manager, you will organise and control the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budget, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

The Role:
  • Head Chef
  • 45 Hours per week
  • Rotated weekends
  • General working hours: 7am - 7pm
  • MUST have 5* hotel/restaurant experience and/or care home experience

  • Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required
  • Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary, and take into account the preferences of individual Clients
  • Responsible for the management of kitchen porter
  • Liaise with the Home Manager when planning / costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods
  • Conduct basic food hygiene training for all Care Staff involved in handling and delivery of food
  • Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence
  • Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas
  • Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and, where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively
  • Understand Care Centres Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures
  • Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales
  • Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained


  • Up to £30,000 p.a
  • Sociable hours that offer a better work / life balance
  • A competitive starting salary with the opportunity to increase this through training and development
  • DBS Check
  • Hot meal provided
  • Uniform provided

If you are interested in this role then APPLY NOW or please call Rob Jones at Blue Arrow Newbury on 01635 34949 for more details or to discuss other opportunities.