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Assistant Chef

HC One

About HC One

HC One is a care home operator.

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Job description from HC One

In your role as an Assistant Chef at HC-One, you’ll value one thing above all. Kindness. It carries across every aspect of our Dementia, Nursing, Residential and Specialist Care homes. Every single person who works here understands that our Residents are people just like them with their own stories to tell. By joining HC-One you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to give something back to those people.

As an Assistant Chef that will mean cooking and serving nutritious, healthy meals that our Residents will love. You’ll provide outstanding support to our First Chef, taking charge in their absence. And, whether you’re managing the food stock, working out how to make the most of your budget, coaching a colleague or supervising the kitchen clean-up, you’ll always have Resident wellbeing in mind above anything else.

HC-One are looking for an Assistant Chef with at least a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate and great understanding of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. Beyond that, it’s all about your brilliant, positive energy and natural ability to get along with people. You’ll be organised and meet deadlines, present your food attractively and have a knack for following recipes perfectly. And, whenever you communicate with a Resident or co-worker, you’ll be truly considerate and kind.

Well, after all, it’s just in your nature.

We’ll provide full training, so it’s a great opportunity to learn something new. In return, you will enjoy access to a huge variety of benefits and services to support your physical and psychological well-being and throughout your career as an Assistant Chef we will invest in you and you will enjoy additional support and benefits including:

Hourly rate is subject to experience and qualifications.

Paid Enhanced DBS/PVG

Free uniform

During a shift of eight hours or more a nutritious meal will be available

Company pension scheme

28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays

Group life assurance cover

Award-winning learning and development and support to achieve qualifications.

GP online - a service providing around the clock GP consultation via an interactive app - available to you and your children under 16

An opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues as part of an outstanding and committed team.

Colleague discounts – Access to over 1600 high street discounts including carefully selected discount partners.

Wellbeing - free of charge access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme. This gives Colleagues and their family access to 24/7 365 support for a whole range of issues including physical, mental and financial issues

Excellent recognition schemes such as ‘Kindness in Care’ and Long Service Awards

We are passionate about ensuring that our current and future Colleagues can be their true selves, and that our workforce represents the communities we serve. We prioritise inclusive working practices and invite applicants from all backgrounds into our HC-One family and we are committed to providing the quickest possible turnaround from the point of making you a job offer to you starting with us on day one.

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Job insights from Breakroom

Chefs

Chefs prepare and cook food in restaurants, hotels and bars.

What you’ll do as a chef:

  • Plan meals
  • Prepare and cook food
  • Purchase food and look after a budget
  • Be responsible for the hygiene and safety of food served

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Physical activities
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Cleaning
  • Anti-social hours

Map

Tritlington, England, NE61, gb

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do HC One pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 72 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do HC One pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    78% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 78 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Good
  • Everyone is paid the same, whatever their age

    Do HC One pay the same regardless of age?

    Yes, people under the age of 21 get paid the same as those above 21.

    See what HC One pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 21s is the same as those above 21.

    Based on data from 112 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and July 2024.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at HC One get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    88% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 84 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do HC One pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    92% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 79 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at HC One do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    49% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 77 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at HC One?

    Only some people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 14% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 11% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 13% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 62% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 71 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at HC One worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    87% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 79 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do HC One workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    49% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 72 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for HC One workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    64% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 59 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at HC One?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    46% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Okay
  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do HC One managers change shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    39% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at HC One?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    55% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 76 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

  • Okay
  • Only some students say it’s good

    Is a HC One job good for students?

    Only some students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    How we know this

    43% of students report this isn’t a good place to work if you’re studying.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • Okay
  • Only some parents say it’s good

    Is working at HC One good if you’re a parent or carer?

    Only some parents and carer say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    61% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 76 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at HC One feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    39% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at HC One get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    58% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 78 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at HC One?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    78% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 79 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at HC One enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    39% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 64 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at HC One recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    54% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 84 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at HC One?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    46% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 76 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at HC One?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 54% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 72 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think HC One head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    84% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how HC One is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    65% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 78 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at HC One

What HC One employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    It’s a better paided job in healthcare than others in my area, and it feels nice to be helping others

    Worst thing

    Long hours, no social life, not paided enough for the skills that it takes to be a care giver for people with mental/behavioural health issues and dementia.

    6.0

    HC One Care assistant, July 2024

  • Best thing

    The residents and majority of staff

    Worst thing

    Bad communication
    Management pick on individual employees rather than discuss issues
    Been threatened with losing my job if I can't do the hours

    1.9

    HC One Employee, July 2024

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  • Best thing

    the team at my home, the residents & family members

    Worst thing

    we are understaffed yet hc one won’t do anything to support it

    5.0

    HC One Care assistant, July 2024

  • Best thing

    Catering for the older generation and talking to them about there life

    Worst thing

    Being understaffed not getting support when asking for it

    4.2

    HC One Chef, May 2024

  • Best thing

    Love the residents, love the care aspect.

    Worst thing

    Very toxic, my young age makes me feel as if I am less valued, manger doesn’t take things seriously, staff are horrible most of the time to myself.

    2.8

    HC One Care assistant, March 2024

  • Best thing

    How rewarding your job is knowing you keep people safe and happy

    Worst thing

    Only knowing shifts 3/4 days in advance.
    Unpaid breaks-even though we don't have time for breaks.

    5.0

    HC One Senior carer, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Job satisfaction - working with clients & meeting their needs well.

    Worst thing

    Stress levels - staffing levels & lack of understanding from higher level staff about how we are required to work

    4.2

    HC One Nursing assistant, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The rewarding sense it gives me, it’s a very rewarding job

    Worst thing

    The short staff, the amount they expect us to do and how quickly they expect us to do it

    4.5

    HC One Healthcare assistant, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Providing compassionate care to vulnerable people.

    Worst thing

    Unsafe staffing levels, we currently don't have enough staff to safely evacuate our residents if a fire broke out.

    4.1

    HC One Night Manager, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Love what I do. Caring for the elderly is very rewarding.

    Worst thing

    Long shifts. Understaffed. Too much paperwork and cleaning and not enough time to spend with residents. Night shift uninformed when rules changed.

    6.0

    HC One Care assistant, January 2021

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