Head Cook WA48

Brackley Nursing Home Brackley
Living Wage Employer


£14.00 per hour


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





Covid-19 Vaccine (Optional)

From 15th March 2022 all successful candidates will no longer be required by law to have the COVID19 vaccination


We are looking for a dedicated, experienced Head Cook to work at our Nursing Home in Brackley.

The Head Cook position is full time, working various shift patterns, at a pay rate of £14.00 per hour (subject to experience).

We are looking for an experienced and talented chef with plenty of flair and enthusiasm to take on the new and exciting position of Head Cook. You must be a team player who will inspire and motivate your team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  •  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 carehome.co.uk. 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
  • 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


  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Enhanced rates for bank holidays
  • Paid breaks
  • Uniform provided
  • Costs for an enhanced DBS


Cost of Enhanced CBS

Paid Breaks

Recognition Scheme

Induction & Paid Training Programme

Enhanced rates for Bank Holiday

Pension Scheme