Head Chef – Nursing Home | Southampton | Pay Rate: £14ph

About Us

The Contemplation Group, established in 2003, is a privately owned company, consisting of 13 care services all registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Contemplation Homes Limited owns and operates 8 Residential Nursing homes; Contemplation Care Limited has 4 Residential Learning Disability homes and a Domiciliary Care and Nursing agency.

Job Requirements

Contemplation Homes are looking for a full-time Head Chef for their Woodlands Ridge Nursing Home in Woodlands, Southampton to budget, prepare, cook and serve meals to elderly and physically disabled residents in a 18 bedded nursing home. To cater for special diets such as Diabetic, soft reducing, vegetarian etc. You will be responsible for the ordering of provisions and maintaining the budget allocated, and maintain a high quality service to meet with CQC Compliance and EHO Inspections.

This position is subject to two acceptable references and an enhanced DBS Disclosure, the cost of which will be met by the company.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £14.00 per hour


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Store discount


  • Chef: 1 year (preferred)

Night Care Assistant | Southampton | Pay Rate: £12.58-£12.85ph

Speedwell Court is a beautiful, purpose built home that provides an exclusive setting and high quality residential and Dementia care to its elderly residents. Staff are committed to looking after the health and wellbeing of residents. This includes providing a range of activities to get involved with, serving delicious, nutritious meals and providing a high standard of care to residents.

The Role:

Hourly pay rates: £12.58-£12.85.

Shift times: 8pm-8am, this does include alternate weekend shifts.
As one of our highly valued Night Care Assistants, you’ll be at the front line of care delivery. You’ll help residents with their individual care needs, such as personal care, medical care and following social interests. You’ll build a special bond with each resident, and give professional and emotional support during difficult times, such as periods of illness.
As a Night Care Assistant you just know exactly how to make the residents feel as comfortable as possible and put a smile on their faces. Above all, you’ll treat residents with kindness, respect and compassion, ensuring each individual has a choice and feeling of self worth.

Pay & Benefits:
At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our many benefits include:

  • Competitive pay, benchmarked annually.
  • 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our ‘refer a friend’ scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Pay progression within role based on skills and contribution
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Shop and save vouchers
  • Medical cashback scheme allowing costs of medical expenses (dental, opticians and much more) to be claimed back.
  • Opportunity to obtain a ‘Blue Light Card’ and gain access to discounts nationwide!

About You:
Are you sensitive, empathetic and love to care for others? Do you enjoy building meaningful relationships and making a real difference? If that sounds like you, we think you’ll fit right in at Speedwell Court! Whether you’re new to the world of care or looking to retrain, we’re looking for people to join our growing team of Night Care Assistants.
Don’t worry if you have no experience – we’ll provide you with all the training you need. What’s more important is that you have a natural calling to care. and you’ll be passionate and committed to providing exceptional care to our residents, their families and friends.