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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Have you considered working in hospitality in the care industry? We probably have the best working hours in the hospitality business!

Do you crave the taste of success? Do you dream of delivering a high quality nutritionally benefitting plate of food that not only tickles the taste buds but also makes a difference to health and wellbeing? Then why not come and join us at Link House to make every taste moment matter!


We’re proud to be a family run business that’s grown over the years to a family of over 2000 employees and 34 care homes. We’re passionate about providing 5* care to our residents. From bistros to pubs and cinema rooms to spas – we’ve created extraordinary care homes so we’re looking for extraordinary people to join our team!


Within your role as Relief Chef, you can really make a difference to our residents’ lives. Your responsibilities will include:

• Aid in the preparation of high-quality meals for your residents.
• Help the Chef Manager manage the catering team.
• Assist the Chef Manager in promoting and monitoring food hygiene and safety standards, carry out risk assessments and ensure the kitchen is cleaned to a high standard,
• Responsible for the kitchen and staff in the Chef Manager's absence
• Assist the Chef Manager with Menu planning


You’ll be joining a family business and working alongside a real team-spirited group of people. You’ll also benefit from our generous range of benefits which include:

• We will assist you through a Sponsored VISA Application to join us in the UK
• A rewarding job with exciting opportunities for career progression
• Enhanced Bank Holiday rates at Christmas and New Year at Double time, all other bank holiday paid at Time and a Half
• Supportive and bespoke Induction Training Programmes, ongoing training and development and nationally recognised qualifications
• Refer a friend or resident bonus scheme
• Pension Contributions & a range of excellent discounts for shops, restaurants, days out & more.
• Free Uniform
• Annual Staff Awards Programme across all our Homes celebrating our great staff

Subject to Terms and Conditions

All staff working with in our Care Homes and wider staff are legally required to be double Covid-19 vaccinated from November 2021

Click the Apply Button Now! -If the Relief Chef role sounds like a job for you, we would like to hear from you. One of our team will then be in contact with you very soon.

Due to the nature of the Relief Chef role, you will be expected to undergo an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check once you are in the UK. Further details of this will be discussed if successful.

Covid Safety

We operate COVID secure homes and have strict procedures in place to ensure the safety of all residents and staff. This includes regular Covid & temperature testing and wearing appropriate PPE, including a face mask to be worn at all times whilst on shift, unless medically exempt. .

You may have experience of Chef, cook, restaurant chef, sous chef, personal chef, executive chef, kitchen chef, culinary arts, food handling, food quality

GBP 26000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: Training and Additional Benefits available



We want an experienced Chef, who is proactive, passionate, and ambitious to support us to create the best person-centred environment for our residents and ensure they are delivered a 5* food experience.

You will

• Have a friendly and approachable because you will have contact with our residents, their guests and family,
• Experience as a chef and working within a catering environment
• Valid food hygiene certificate.
• A passion for producing high quality nutritionally benefitting food.
• Can do attitude!
• Be able to take initiative and responsibility
• City & Guilds 7061 or NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in Catering for the Hospitality Industry
• Ideally over 3 years’ experience as a Chef or in a similar environment and role

About the Company

Country Court was founded in 1983 by Roshan Bogha and current Chairman, Abdul Kachra with the opening of their first care home, Beech Lodge in Holbeach, Lincolnshire. The care home’s reputation soon grew, led by kindness, compassion and dignity. A further seven homes were opened by 1990 establishing Country Court as one of the regions most trusted group of care homes. A combination of nursing skills and a professional, yet homely environment, the model for care continued to expand and today Country Court is both caring for and employing thousands of people across the UK. Through the standard of care and the modern, comfortable homes created for residents, Country Court aspires to provide the kind of care every one of us would wish our loved ones to receive. The group operates 31 nursing and care homes and plans to open a further four homes in 2020. It remains a Family-run business to this day, with the company philosophy “Our family caring for yours” at the heart of every home.

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