4th November 2021

Catering Assistants

The Job

We are recruiting for permanent roles in our newly refurbished care home at £9.60 per hour.  Shifts will be between 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.

Main Purpose of the Job

Our catering assistants ensure that residents across our range of care homes and assisted living scheme receive a high quality meal service that meets their needs and provide a choice of healthy and well-presented food. Catering assistants are an important part of the team ensuring that residents enjoy an outstanding experience of living on the RBLI village in Maidstone.

You will help to provide nutritious and enticing meals for residents ensuring mealtimes are an enjoyable part of the day, helping to prepare the dining rooms to engage residents in a positive and comfortable dining experience.

Food Preparation and Service:

  • Preparation of food including breakfast, lunch and dinner service
  • Preparation of beverages at regular intervals and for special requests.
  • Ensuring all food is appropriately presented, garnished and served.
  • To prepare birthday cakes for each residents birthday
  • Deliver Apetito meals using the Burlodge oven system as instructed, ensuring correct quantities are made and served in line with training, including suitable portion sizes, garnishing and presentation.
  • Provide nutritious and appealing snacks for residents on request outside of standard meal times as required.


General Support:

  • Service of food at meal times
  • Clearing and cleaning the kitchen, dining room and food service areas including surfaces, equipment, crockery and cutlery and kitchen utensils.
  • Receiving, checking and appropriately storing kitchen deliveries.


Health and Safety:

  • Understand and implement the principles of safe food handling to ensure all food preparation is undertaken to appropriate hygiene standards.
  • Understand and implement cleaning procedures and requirements of different surfaces and equipment and materials to ensure areas and equipment are well presented and maintained in good condition.
  • Practice safe systems of work across a range of tasks – in particular in moving and handling of loads. Ensuring procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Understand personal responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety at work legislation, particularly in evacuation procedures.
  • To clean all work areas during and after use and remove all waste to appropriate areas.
  • To maintain temperature records as required and report any variances.
  • Correctly use work and personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instruction.




  • Act in a professional and courteous manner at all times towards residents and visitors, respecting each resident.
  • Work with the Activities and Lifestyle Co-ordinator to ensure that people’s dining needs and choices are met, including requests outside of normal meal times.
  • Ensure that the daily menu is clearly displayed and available for residents and that you are familiar with the menu to provide feedback on staff and resident queries.
  • Work with the Activities and Lifestyle Co-ordinator to support and deliver events that include a catering element.
  • Promote and ensure the safety at all times of Adults at Risk.

The Requirements

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of catering work.
  • NVQ Level 2 Catering (or equivalent)
  • Understanding of food nutrition and portions
  • Good food and hygiene practices.
  • Basic health and safety training.
  • Level 2 Food hygiene qualification.
  • Personable and passionate about working with people
  • Energetic and hard working


Desirable Requirements 

Experience of a care of assisted living meal service.


To Apply:

We are running recruitment sessions on 8th & 18th November 2021 (10am and 3pm) to book a slot please call 01622 795948.

RBLI is an accredited Disability Confident Leader. We guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply for the above role under our disability confident scheme then please submit your application to gahdcapplications@rbli.co.uk

Should you need additional support or any reasonable adjustments to support you in applying for this role please email gahdcapplications@rbli.co.uk or call 01622 795948


Email: recruitment@rbli.co.uk