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Kitchen Assistant

The Role of a Kitchen Assistant includes;

  • Prepare staff sandwiches
  • Collect breakfast trolleys
  • Process all washing up
  • Prepare  coffee trolleys
  • Fill up biscuit containers neatly
  • Wash up coffee trolleys
  • Ensure all hot drinks containers are replenished
  • Prepare residents sandwiches for supper
  • Prepare trolleys for lunch and take to dining room and top floor
  • Assist cook with hot trolley to locations where it is required
  • Put away any deliveries which have arrived
  • Process all lunchtime washing up
  • Clean trolleys
  • Clean all kitchen surfaces, sweep and mop floor ( ensure wet floor signs are in position)
  • Empty rubbish bins and recycling bin
  • Help with food ordering, where necessary
  • Complete kitchen cleaning signature schedule

To apply for this role, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and complete the online application form.


The Role of a Cook includes;

  • To supervise other kitchen staff and work as part of an effective team
  • To cook lunch for up to 61 residents and up to 5 day care, taking into account the varying diets, following the daily menu’s
  • To order meat, vegetables and stores on a regular basis and to use food rotation
  • To prepare suppers where possible or needed
  • To make and cook cakes for afternoon tea
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen
  • To ensure that food and hygiene certificates are always current
  • To complete kitchen audit book at the end of the shift
  • To leave the kitchen in a clean and hygienic state

To apply for this role, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and complete the online application form.


Full/Part Time Registered Nurse

Cedars Castle Hill is a 31 bedded nursing home with a lively atmosphere where we support residents with a variety of nursing needs. Our home is located in Shaftesbury, Dorset.  At Cedars Castle Hill we know our success depends not just on the happiness of our residents, but also on the happiness of our team.

We are looking for compassionate and caring Nurses who want to make a difference and help our residents lead happy and healthy lives.  We will help you to develop your career, give you training, mentorship, support with NMC revalidation, and above all provide a positive and enjoyable work environment where we listen to your ideas, celebrate your achievements and work as one family.

We value all our staff and the following benefits come as standard: Recommend a Friend,  Pension, paid annual leave, paid DBS check, Professional Indemnity Insurance, thorough induction training, CPD and NMC revalidation programme, specialist and end of life care training, meals whilst on duty and enhanced night and weekend rate of pay.

Rates of pay from £16.00 per hour – £22.00 per hour

To apply for this role, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and complete the online application form.

Part Time & Full Time Day /Night Care Assistants.

We are looking for compassionate individuals who want to help our residents lead happy and healthy lives.

The Role of a Care Assistant includes;

  • Assisting residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and the toilet.
  • To help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence; maintain continence; help in use and care of aids and personal equipment.
  • To care for the residents who are temporarily sick.
  • Help care for residents who are at the end of life and dying, in accordance with their wishes.
  • Help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
  • Make and change beds, tidy rooms and do light cleaning, empty commodes.
  • Set tables and trays; serve meals; feed residents who need help; prepare light meals and wash up; tidy and clear dining room.
  • Answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone, greet visitors.
  • Maintain a neat and tidy appearance.
  • Read and write reports; take part in staff and residents’ meetings and in training activities as directed.

All posts offer flexible working can be full/part time/bank or job share day/night shifts available.

Our shift time are: 8am – 2pm, 2pm – 9pm and 9pm – 8am.

Competitive rates are dependent on experience.

To apply for this role, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and complete the online application form.


Hotel Services

Required Skills:

  • Work to a daily pattern
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Genuine interest in working with the relevant resident group
  • Satisfactory Police Check against the POVA/ISA List


  • Previous experience of working with the relevant resident group
  • Flexible approach towards working routine

Main Responsibilities:

  • To work to a daily pattern
  • Complete daily cleaning schedules
  • Maintain a neat, tidy and clean appearance
  • Work in a quiet and orderly manner
  • Ensure a safe environment for staff and residents whilst performing tasks
  • Awareness of residents’ privacy and possible limitation of mobility
  • Report any matters of concern to the person in charge
  • On completion of shift, return all equipment to its original place, tidy cupboards and lock where necessary as per COSSH Regulations
  • To be aware of where the COSHH safety data sheets and risk assessments are kept and to have read  them being aware of when new ones are added
  • To attend all training courses as and when required
  • To attend regular staff meetings with other members of the House Services team


  • To work as per the daily cleaning schedules
  • To ensure that the home is kept clean and tidy to the highest standards
  • To ensure that deep cleaning of bedrooms takes place as per schedule
  • To ensure when a room is vacated that it is deep cleaned in liaison with the maintenance team regarding their programme of work
  • Liaise with the Nurse / Team Leader on duty to see if any specific issues to be aware of
  • To ensure a monthly stock take is taken and an order given to the House Services Manager for cleaning items


Life Skills Support


Required Skills :

  • To work across both homes, Castle Hill House and The Cedars Nursing Home.
  • Proven ability to implement a range of activities for residents in both homes.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work on own initiative when needed.
  • Friendly, creative and confident.
  • Genuine interest in working with the relevant resident group.
  • Satisfactory Police Check against the POVA/ISA List.
  • Flexible approach towards working routine.
  • Able to work alternative weekends and any Bank Holidays as required


  • Previous experience of working with the relevant resident group and knowledge of Dementia.
  • Qualification in remedial/occupational therapies.
  • Experience in risk management



  • Help residents to socialise within the home, and provide a variety of opportunities to maintain life skills
  • Follow the monthly calendar of group activities that are resident led.
  • Complete room visits & 1:1 risk managed life skill opportunities
  • Be aware of individual residents assessed risks
  • Encourage care and other staff members, relatives and friends, to participate in the activities.
  • Accompany residents, where possible, to off-site activities, which may occasionally take place outside normal working hours.
  • Help to create an atmosphere that suits individual residents within the homes.
  • Assist with fundraising for entertainments, materials and outings.
  • Maintain full and accurate records of daily activities using appropriate documentation.
  • Assist the named carer/key worker to review and update resident care files.
  • Work as directed, with external specialists in the rehabilitation of individual residents as needed


If you would like to work in a friendly, caring environment we would love to hear from you.

Please fill out the application form below to apply for any of the roles here at Cedars Castle Hill