Dining Assistant - Weekends only - 8 hours per week

Sunrise Senior Living Limited & Gracewell Healthcare
11 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role

Are you looking for part time hours? We are currently recruiting for Dining Assistants who are able to work Weekends only (3pm to 7pm both Saturday and Sundays) as part of our team at Sunrise of Beaconsfield, located within walking distance of Beaconsfield Old Town and main train station in the New Town where there are excellent connections to London, High Wycombe, Oxford, Birmingham and local nearby towns. Our community is directly opposite a bus stop with regular bus routes to Slough and High Wycombe. We offer competitive hourly rates.

As we're proud of being an employer of choice we've introduced our new career pay progression awards in recognition of our team members length of service and contribution . We will give you a 10p enhancement on your hourly rate after 6 months service, 20p after 12 months and 30p for 2 year's service.

Working as part of a highly committed team at Sunrise the Dining Assistant is one of the fundamental roles within our communities. As Dining Assistant, you will put the resident's nutritional health and wellbeing at the heart of everything you do. At Sunrise we pride ourselves on the warmth and support we provide to our residents and their families. We promote independence, dignity and quality of life at all times in a person centred caring and supportive environment.

The Dining Assistant is responsible for enhancing the dining experience of our residents by encouraging social interaction between residents and providing great customer service. The Dining Assistant will ensure the dining room is set up prior to all meal times, monitor appropriate checklists in support of the dining area cleanliness and assist in keeping the Bistro area replenished always. You will also be required to assist with special events held within the home.

About you

Level 2 in Food Hygiene (or willingness to undertake the qualification within 12 weeks)
Experience in the catering services is beneficial although not essential
Excellent organisational and communication skills
Possess effective written and verbal communication skills
Possess good judgment, problem solving, and decision-making skills
Ability to work flexible hours to meet the business needs
Effective time keeping and time management
Waiting / serving experience

About us

Step inside a Sunrise care home and you'll know you've arrived somewhere special. For over three decades we've made each care home a vibrant place where independence, choice, dignity and the highest standards of care are valued above all else.

Sunrise Senior Living delivers resident-centred care services to well over 2,000 residents in the UK. The Sunrise philosophy is founded on encouraging independence, preserving dignity, enabling freedom of choice and protecting the privacy of each resident. This approach reflects the company's mission, which has remained unchanged since the business was founded in 1981: "to champion quality of life for all seniors".

In addition to 25 UK care homes, Sunrise has hundreds of other communities in the USA and Canada. Each care home offers personalised care services based on individual need. These range from basic care and help with the tasks of everyday living to more intensive nursing care in those care homes that are registered to provide nursing. Every care home includes a Reminiscence neighbourhood, dedicated to the needs of residents living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.