Head Chef Uk Sponsorship Available

June 13, 2024
£16.5 - £16.5 / hour

Job Description




As Head Chef at Alex Wood House Care Home, you will be in charge of coordinating the entire food service in the home.

About the Alex Wood House Care Home:

Alex Wood House is a fantastic residential care home in Cambridge. At Alex Wood House, we take pride in our family atmosphere, beautiful gardens, and exceptional care for all of our residents.

We are located in a peaceful corner of Arbury, on Cambridge’s north eastern edge, three miles from town. Our house provides 24-hour residential care and has 36 en-suite beds.

*Sponsorship available for this position*

About the role:

The Head Chef is in charge of delivering high-quality food service and meal preparation at home. The Head Chef will lead and manage the catering team, collaborating closely with other service teams to ensure the highest service standards are met.


£16.50 per hour. Equivalent to £32,604 per year plus £1000 joining incentive! *

Shift Pattern:

38 hours a week, Monday through Sunday, with no late nights or split shifts, plus every other weekend off as standard.

Home Location:

Alex Wood House: Fortescue Road, Arbury, Cambridge, CB4 2JS.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the catering services and residential dining experience meet the highest standards and quality.
  • Line management for kitchen teams, including recruitment and activities including appraisals, rotas, and absence management.
  • We promote choice and dignity to the inhabitants of the home through the services we provide, and we ensure that the nutritional composition of the meals provided meets the dietary needs of all residents.
  • Ensure that all Food Safety Manual, Health and Safety Manual, and Meal Policy standards are met.


Training, skills, and experience are required.

  • Experience as a head chef is required.
  • Experience in a care setting is desirable.
  • Proven track record of leading, enabling, assisting, and encouraging teams.
  • Ability to travel between the two areas mentioned above.

What We Can Offer:

  • Completely comprehensive induction
  • Competitive salary.
  • 28 days of vacation each year
  • Free Blue Light Card and access to the Blue Light discount platform.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme

About Athena:

Athena Care facilities is a family-run business that operates seven facilities in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, and Ipswich, Suffolk.

Our goal is to be the supplier of choice for our community and the employer of choice for our employees.

Our goal is to provide outstanding quality homely settings with the highest levels of care, catering, cleanliness, and activities.

We strive to improve the lives of our residents and allow them to live fully as people in joyful, comfortable, and safe environments.

*T&Cs apply.