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Court Lodge


Job ID: 4705309

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Number of Positions: 1

Job Type: Catering

Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Details: Permanent

Salary: From £15.53 to £17.03 per hour

Working Hours: 4 days on / 4 days off, 6:30am – 6:30pm, average of 42 hours per week

Location: Lymington, Hampshire

Site: Court Lodge

Closing Date: 24/07/2024


From £15.53 to £17.03 per hour

4 days on / 4 days off, 6:30am – 6:30pm, average of 42 hours per week

We’re searching for an experienced, passionate and well-rounded chef to join our team at Court Lodge in Lymington, Hampshire

In our well-equipped professional kitchen with modern appliances, you’ll lead with creativity, crafting meals that reflect the comforting flavours of home using locally sourced ingredients. You’ll engage with residents to create wholesome, balanced meals that enhance their well-being and tantalise their tastebuds. Leading by example and with a sense of pride, you’ll guide our kitchen and waiting staff to deliver excellence, making a meaningful impact on residents’ lives.

That’s not all! – Our shifts finish at 6:30pm so if you’re looking for a better work-life balance, we’d love to hear from you!

About You

You’ll have a genuine passion for creating an exceptional resident dining experience. You’ll be a natural communicator, a team player with a can-do attitude and a sense of fun.

You’ll take pride in understanding our residents’ needs and leading them through a unique and exciting food journey, building lasting relationships along the way.

You’ll have qualified to City & Guilds 706 1/2 or NVQ Level 3 in Catering / Cookery, and have previous experience in a similar role.

About the job

You will prepare and cook breakfast, lunch and dinner with your kitchen team working by your side. Afternoon tea means one thing: cakes! You will bake a selection of afternoon tea cakes, and our residents are always open to trying new creations! You will be required to work within a budget, and will be responsible for ordering your ingredients. You will need to conduct appraisals for your team of kitchen staff.

About Colten Care

We’re an award-winning, family-owned, independent care home group, with an outstanding reputation in the industry. This is due to our amazing people and our focus on keeping the resident at the heart of everything we do.

We strive to be the best we can hence why all 21 of our nursing homes are rated at least good and 7 are outstanding by the CQC, our national regulator.

If a career in elderly care is for you then you want to be part of the team at Colten Care.


  • Shifts finish at 6:30pm
  • Paid breaks (hourly rate)
  • Uniform provided
  • Excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Annual pay review
  • Additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances.
  • Choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • Contributory pension scheme