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Relief Chef Manager

Relief Chef Manager

Location: Across Bucks, Herts, Essex & London

Job Type: Full time, permanent

Salary: £34,000 to £36,000 per annum, plus travel expenses

Hours: 40 hours/5 days over 7

At Westgate Healthcare we know our success depends not just on the happiness of our residents, but also on the happiness of our staff.

We are currently looking for individuals to join our team who have a genuine interest in helping others, a can-do attitude and are happy to go that extra mile just to make someone’s day.

No two days will be the same, so if you love to make others smile and want to make a positive impact to the lives of our residents, this may be the position for you.

The successful person will be responsible for providing support to our homes in producing nutritious meals to all residents on a daily basis, adhering to any specific dietary requirements that the residents may have and ensuring food purchased is fresh and within budget.

You will be expected to work with the care team to ensure that our residents’ dietary and nutritional needs are met and that their requests are recorded regularly and provided for where possible.

We also ask you to ensure that all health & safety and environmental health standards are achieved and maintained.


  • ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme with instant cash rewards
  • Great induction and on-going training
  • Bank holiday pay enhancements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free DBS check & uniform
  • Long Services Awards
  • Career progression and support in achieving nationally recognised qualifications
  • Immediate start available (subject to DBS and references)
  • 28 days holiday entitlement
  • Access to discounts from hundreds of nationwide high street and online stores through the Blue Light Card


  • Independently prepare hot and cold meals for residents according to their needs and preferences
  • Assist in planning seasonal menus
  • Maintain a clean and hygienic environment to EHO standards
  • Assist with event planning and execution
  • Carry out any reasonable request or instruction from the Catering & Hospitality Manager
  • Assist with training & development of staff
  • Ensure compliance with the Health & Safety Policy and regulations in kitchen and stores
  • Carry out any check in the kitchen as required to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, for example recording fridge temperatures
  • Report all accidents and incidents to the Person-in-Charge of the Home
  • Have full knowledge of the Fire Procedures, fire escapes and a working knowledge of the firefighting equipment
  • Have full knowledge of and take responsibility to ensure adherence to infection control policies and procedures of the Department of Health and the Company at all time


  • Right to live and work in the UK 
  • Previous experience in a similar setting is essential to be considered 
  • Certificate in Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Knowledge of nutritional needs of older people
  • Health and Safety and regulatory requirements
  • A positive and flexible attitude towards work and the ability to work in a team

If you are compassionate, caring and enjoy making a difference to people’s quality of life, we want to hear from you.

If you have any questions about the role, feel free to call the Catering & Hospitality Manager on 07768 493 193, or email


Please note: We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we receive suitable applications, therefore, an early submission of application is encouraged.

Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis; interviews are arranged to suit on an ‘as and when required’ basis.

If you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. 

  • Rate: £34k - 36k per year + Travel Expenses
  • Location: Hertfordshire , Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Catering
  • Recruiter: The Talent Hub
  • Tel: 0208 953 7600
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: HO-RCHEF-13-06-22
  • Posted: 2022-08-03 16:59:07 -

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