Peripatetic Chef - Dorset & Bournemouth

Kingsley Healthcare Bournemouth
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 an experienced and talented Chefwith plenty of flair and enthusiasm to take on the new and exciting position of Peripatetic Chef. You must be a team player who will inspire and motivate your team.


You will be flexible to work across homes in the Weymouth, Christchurch and Bournemouth, covering sick leave and annual leave.

£14.00 per hour (subject to experience) - Full Time - Travel time and travel costs will be paid.


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

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
  • Driving Licence


  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Enhanced rates for bank holidays
  • Paid breaks
  • Uniform provided
  • Costs for an enhanced DBS
An Enhanced DBS is required for this position along with two suitable references from previous/current employers


Cost of Enhanced CBS

Paid Breaks

Recognition Scheme

Induction & Paid Training Programme

Enhanced rates for Bank Holiday

Pension Scheme