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Salary Details:
£10.24 to £10.84 per hour
16 Jun 2022

About The Role

Full Time - £10.24 to £10.84 per hour – 40 hours per week working 5 out of 7 days

We have wonderful opportunities for a full time Chef to join our amazing team at Blackheath in South East London, providing nutritious and enticing meals for our residents. As Chef you will be responsible for ensuring mealtimes are an enjoyable part of the day, engaging residents in the dining experience. You will be an important part of the team that ensures patients in our care feel valued as an individual.

Blackheath is a 36 bed centre providing specialist person-centred rehabilitation, care and support for adults with either a brain injury or other complex neurological condition. We provide comprehensive assessment, rehabilitation and therapy and specialise in the treatment of patients with a primary cognitive or behavioural impairment resulting from a brain injury or other neurological condition.

As Chef you will:

  • NVQ level 2 or above in catering
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation
  • A positive attitude and a desire to deliver the best possible service to patients in our care.
  • Prepare, cook and serve food of the highest standards and which is appropriate to and meets the needs of the residents, staff and visitors
  • Regularly review the menus in line with residents, staff and visitors requirements, including the provision of special diets (with respect to allergies, other health related issues and cultural reasons)
  • Communicate effectively with residents, staff and visitors to ensure the provision of relevant, appealing, balanced and healthy diets
  • Develop a positive relationship with all residents, staff and other visitors to the home by becoming an integral part of the team
  • Ensure the effective ordering, control and review of raw materials, labour, equipment and supplies and keeping costs in line with agreed budgets and value for money

About You

What we can offer you:

  • Genuine opportunities to identify and be supported to undertake further training related to professional development and career progression
  • Active Rewards - great discounts and offers at Supermarkets, High Street Stores, Holidays, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Refer a Friend Bonus - you can receive a bonus for introducing a friend to come and work for us
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)


We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference. For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

specialists in care. believers in people.

The Huntercombe Group (now part of Active Care Group) is an expert in specialist mental health, neuro-rehabilitation and complex care across the UK.

With over 30 years’ practical experience and knowledge as an independent provider, dealing with some of the most complex cases nationally, we understand mental health and complex care in a way few others do.