Chef - BR51

Branksome Heights Bournemouth


up to £13.00 per hour


Full time Staff who will work on a permanent with 40 hours contract





Covid-19 Vaccine

All successful candidates will be required to have had or be willing to have the COVID19 vaccination


Location: Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 9LA
Hours/Shifts:  Full time - shift pattern to be discussed at interview
Pay Rate: up to £13.00 per hour (depending on experience)

We are looking for a dedicated, experienced Chef to work at our Care Home in Bournemouth, Dorset.
We are looking for an experienced and talented chef with plenty of flair and enthusiasm to take on the new and exciting position of Chef. You must be a team player who will inspire and motivate your team.

You will:
  • Managing the operation of the kitchen
  •  Managing presentation and service
  •  Promote leadership and mentoring to kitchen staff
  •  Maintain excellent standards of performance
  •  Record management and compliance with quality and safety standards
  •  Assist to maintain excellent health and safety standards within the kitchen
Kingsley Healthcare is a family owned national care home operator rated as one of the top 20 large groups by  We are one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the sector.

Criteria / Person Specification

  • Minimum two years’ experience in a similar role as a Head Chef/Catering Manager with hands-on experience in a care home or hotel setting
  • Possess City & Guilds 706/1 706/2 or equivalent NVQ qualifications
  • Possess intermediate food hygiene certificate
  • Prepare special meals in accordance with residents dietary needs
  • Possess knowledge of nutrition and therapeutic diets
  • Show drive, ambition and an ability to motivate and nurture talent within the team.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Experience in creative menu planning and working with seasonal produce


  • Pension scheme
  • Comprehensive induction and paid training programme with career prospects
  • Enhanced rates for bank holidays
  • Recognition schemes (Employee of the Month and Kingsley Care Awards)
  • Uniform provided
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Costs for an enhanced DBS
  • Rewards for years of service


Cost of Enhanced CBS

Paid Breaks

Recognition Scheme

Induction & Paid Training Programme

Enhanced rates for Bank Holiday

Pension Scheme