General Assistant - Part Time

Reference
60782
Closing date
27/01/2020
Region
South West
Town
Paignton
Salary
£8.21 per hour

General Assistant – Temporary position for up to 9 months

Whitley Court, Paignton

£8.21 per hour

21 hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed General Assistant to maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout Whitley Court, whilst adhering to health and safety guidelines.

In addition to this, you will also assist with meal preparation within our Taste restaurant and help serve meals. Our restaurant is open to residents and members of the public from 8.30am – 2.30pm seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Situated in the heart of the English Riviera, Whitley Court provides apartments and communal factilities for over 55s. Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly, open manner are essential for success in this role.

Read more about Whitley Court here

The role of General Assistant will include:

  • Helping to prepare and serve meals and drinks, following food hygiene standards and ensuring the needs of our residents are met
  • Working with residents, families, advocates and staff to ensure a high standard of services
  • Undertaking general duties as assigned, such as maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen
  • Identifying and reporting potential faults and hazards on site, to maintain a safe environment
  • Maintaining stock levels, restocking as required and ensuring equipment is used in line with guidance notes
  • Delivering a friendly and helpful service

Skills and experiences:

  • Working knowledge and experience of undertaking general cleaning duties is essential
  • Some experience of working in a domestic/cleaning environment
  • Level 2 diploma in housekeeping/catering, or willing to work towards
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills
  • A general understanding of health and safety in the work place

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.

Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 28 days annual leave (including public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work schemes
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here

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For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook page or search #LifeatSanctuary

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