This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 8138
  • Published: Thu 06/10/2022, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £23400 - £25128
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Bridgewood Nursing Home

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Permanent-Full Time (36 Hours Per Week)

£23,400 - £25,128

London Borough of Enfield is now recruiting for a Chef for Bridgewood House based in Enfield. We are looking for kind, friendly, talented and caring candidates to join and enhance our team of hard working, passionate and friendly team.

We are currently looking to recruit across day shifts across all shift patterns covering weekdays and weekends.

The role of a chef is vitally important and fundamental in the principles of delivering the highest quality of meals to our residents.

Job Summary

You will be playing a pivotal role in providing excellent support in care for residents and your daily tasks as a chef are to prepare appetising and nutritious food for the residents on a daily basis, to prepare a menu in conjunction with the residents likes and dislikes. This must rotate on a four week basis. To change the menu’s on a regular basis as laid out in the minimum standards. To ensure that the kitchen is hygienically clean at all times. To ensure all food orders are requested with ample time while working under an agreed budget. To meet differencing dietary requirements as necessary.

Key Responsibilities and Job specification

  • To prepare breakfast as required by the resident at an agreed time
  • To offer a range of cooked breakfasts for those that wish to have them
  • To ensure all meals are ready at the appropriate time
  • To offer and prepare, if necessary, at least three main options for lunch each day ensuring that fresh vegetables are used
  • To delegate appropriate work to the kitchen assistant as required and monitor that this has been carried out to a satisfactory level
  • To oversee any meals that the kitchen assistant has prepared
  • To prepare desserts as necessary for both lunch and supper
  • To prepare or part prepare the supper dish for that day or delegate this to the appropriate person
  • Prepare or delegate the preparation of the sandwiches for supper
  • To ensure fresh cake is made for afternoon tea
  • To ensure that fresh cake is prepared for a residents’ birthday or any other occasions as requested
  • To oversee the smooth running of the kitchen
  • To ensure all cleaning is completed as per cleaning rota
  • To ensure all food returned to the fridge is covered with cling film and dated
  • Ensure all foods are appropriately covered
  • To ensure appropriate kitchen protocol is maintained i.e. no eating in the kitchen, carers are not to wash their hands at the kitchen sink, etc
  • To ensure all frozen foods are taken out of the freezer giving ample time to defrost

What you will need to do the role successfully

  • Previous experience is required
  • To have a genuine interest for older people
  • To be willing to participate in National Vocational Training Programmes if necessary
  • To have good communication skills
  • To have the ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Great support planning skills.
  • Good communications skills
  • Experience in mentoring, training or supervising others (desirable)
  • Previous experience of working in a nursing environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good IT Skills.
  • Satisfactory Disclosure completion upon successful application
  • Care of the elderly / palliative care experience (desired)
  • Training / coaching experience / qualification (desired)

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

Our culture

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment

Closing and Interview Dates

Closing at 23:59 on Sunday 16th October 2022

Interview date: TBC

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Additional Information

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact on 0208 132 0008 or

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Bibi Codabaccus on for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.