Colten Care Limited

Job Description

Up to £15.65 per hour (including enhancements)

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


We’re looking for a passionate Chef to join our team and become a valued part of day-to-day life in our home, Bourne View in Poole, Dorset..

You’ll take the lead within our well-equipped kitchen, using your creativity to develop and deliver exciting dishes. Our food complements the luxury surroundings. We use locally sourced fresh produce to provide that home from home taste to our meals selected using resident feedback.,

Talking with our residents and understanding their needs, you’ll produce wholesome, well-balanced and nutritious meals to aid their health and wellbeing and tantalise their taste buds too!

You’ll lead both the kitchen and waiting staff to deliver a first-class dining experience, inspiring them through development, motivation, creativity and encouragement, making a difference to our residents’ day, every day.

And all shifts finish at  6:30pm, so you’ll enjoy that all important work-life balance!

About You

You’ll have an infectious enthusiasm for what you do and 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. Whatever your signature dish is we want to hear from you. Join the team and make a real difference to the dining experience each and every day.

About Colten Care

We’re a local, family-owned, award-winning care home group, with an outstanding reputation within the industry thanks to our amazing people and our focus on keeping the resident at the heart of everything we do – “It’s All About Me.”

All 21 of our nursing homes are rated good or outstanding by the CQC, our national regulator. We provide the perfect blend of luxurious comfort and clinical excellence, ensuring residents enjoy a better quality of later life.


  • 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
  • Background checks at no cost to you


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