Housekeeper, New Wanstead

Abbeyfield, New Wanstead are looking to recruit a House Keeper to cover three days per week to provide various duties within the House, catering for the needs of our residents.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (09.00am -18.00pm - 24 Hours per week)

We are looking for a Housekeeper to join the team at our house in New Wanstead, working 3 days per week to cover the following duties:

  • Provide a catering service (provision, preparing and serving) in line with the Safer Food Better Business Guidelines that caters for the residents in occupation, ensuring their dietary needs, tastes and preferences are met.
  • Prepare and cook all the meals for the residents on a daily basis
  • Order and/or buy ingredients, equipment and other materials necessary for agreed meal provision, within allocated budgets.
  • Ensure that agreed weekly menus are prominently displayed.
  • Ensure that the kitchen and kitchen practice always meet environmental health standards (Safer Food Better Business Guidance).
  • Ensure all aspects of the house(s) are run smoothly and efficiently
  • Co-ordinate and manage all house staff.
  • Ensure the catering service is provided in line with the ‘Safer Food Better Business’ Guidelines.
  • Ensure an efficient handover process is in place and is adopted by all house staff.
  • Support the Senior House Manager on the application and development of policies and procedures to ensure the service continuously improves.
  • Ensure that social activities provided in the scheme are appropriately timetabled and consistent with housing management and health and safety requirements. This will involve consultation with the residents and volunteer group.
  • Ensure that the rota is planned in advance and in place to ensure adequate staff cover at all times.
  • Effectively manage house staff to guarantee consistent quality service provision.
  • Ensure an efficient handover process is in place and is adopted by all house staff.
  • Ensure that all staff are clear about their role and responsibilities and that their performance meets expectations at all times.
  • Proactively address any performance issues to ensure the quality of service provided to residents is not compromised
  • Attend meetings and training and development as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times and act in accordance with Data Protection requirements.
  • Be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down by the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Be aware of, act within and actively seek to promote Abbeyfield policies in respect of equality and diversity.

You will also be expected to travel to other Abbeyfield locations as required and carry out any additional and reasonable duties as requested. You'll also act in accordance with Abbeyfield Values, Policies and Procedures at all times.

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This post is subject to a DBS check.

Job Closing Date:
15 November 2019

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