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Kitchen Assistant

Based in Milesian Manor Lifestyle Care Home, Magherafelt; we are currently recruiting a Kitchen Assistant to join their friendly, luxurious and progressive Home. This is a key role within the Home, assisting the kitchen team to deliver top quality, nutritious and delicious meals to much loved residents.

The Macklin Group are looking for Kitchen Assistants to assist with the preparation and delivery of wholesome and nutritious meals to all residents.

Important Information
Date Posted: 27th September 2022
Closing Date: 10th October 2022
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Part time
Salary: £9.50p/h

About the role


  • Assisting Cook with preparation and serving meals

  • Ensuring all crockery, utensils and cooking equipment are washed and ready for use of each meal

  • Preparation of tables in dining room and trolleys for carrying food each meal time

  • Ensure food is appropriately managed with regard to checking on arrival for quantity, quality and use by date

  • Ensure food is stored appropriately and stock rotation carried out. Inform Cook of any problems

  • Ensure appropriate waste disposal of used foods and bags/bins emptied daily

  • Maintain high standard of hygiene in kitchen and store with records of cleaning maintained

A satisfactory enhanced AccessNI check will be required for this post.

If successful please be aware that we do have a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders. As per the Access NI Code of Practice, Macklin Care Homes also has a policy on the secure handling, use, storage and retention of disclosure information. Copies of these documents along with the Access NI Code of Practice are available upon request by contacting the HR Department.

It is Macklin Care Homes Policy that any existence of a criminal conviction will not necessarily lead to the withdrawal of a job offer, but the failure to fully and accurately disclose all criminal convictions will lead to the withdrawal of the offer.

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Must have a good command of written and spoken English and a valid work permit
  • Ability to communicate with the elderly
  • Ability to work set hours, flexible to meet the needs of the organization
  • Good General Health (medically fit)

Desired criteria

  • Experience in a similar position

Macklin Care Homes

We care with heart because… We are undeniably proud of our history and passionate about our future! From the moment we opened our first Care Home in Northern Ireland 30 years ago, we knew we could make a difference in people’s lives.

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Macklin Care Homes, headed by the Macklin family and part of the Macklin Group, have been caring for people for over 30 years. We’ve taken all our experience over all those years to bring the very best of our knowledge and our expertise to you. We’re experts at what we do. We’re not just another Care Home, we’re a family first and foremost and we treat everyone we come into contact with as one of our very own. From staff to residents to relatives to suppliers to the postman – we’re all one big community! We have Six Locations - Park Manor/Belfast, Arlington/Belfast, Our Lady's/Belfast, Milesian Manor/Magherafelt, Ratheane/Coleraine, and Leabank in Ballycastle.

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Want a job you'll love? Can you make a real difference to the lives of others? We are looking to recruit great people to work in care and in return, we will bring out the best in you. At Macklin Care Homes you will work as part of an award-winning team who are valued for their contribution, with opportunities for career development, as well as a friendly and rewarding working environment. If you are a compassionate person who cares with heart we would like to hear from you. We are proud of our values and unique positive culture that we live each and every day. This is reflective of our relationships with our residents, their relatives, our suppliers and the local community.

Our benefits

As a family-run organisation, we live and breathe our core values of treating people really well, trust, dedication and continuous development. Once you join us, you not only become a member of the team but a member of our family. Caring with heart is at the core of everything we do – with our residents and team members.

Employee development programs

Free parking

Referral bonus

Long service recognition

Kitchen Assistant

We care with heart because… We are undeniably proud of our history and passionate about our future! From the moment we opened our first Care Home in Northern Ireland 30 years ago, we knew we could make a difference in people’s lives.