Kitchen Hand - Cleaner - Cashmere - Johnsonville

Listed 10 days Ago
Hospitality & Leisure

KITCHEN HAND / CLEANER  - Cashmere Home - 32 hours per week

  • Looking to use your hospitality skills in a different setting?
  • Want security of employment, with regular hours and no late nights?
  • Want the opportunity to make a difference every day you go to work?

Benefits – what’s in it for me?

  • As a learning organisation, you will be provided with full training and support in your role, so you orientate quickly and feel well equipped in your role.
  • Enliven may facilitate you in gaining qualifications while you work, so you can develop your skills and career
  • Benefit from our staff well-being activities - regular events and programmes to promote wellness for all of us
  • Being part of a values based organisation means we care for each other; we care about what we do and how we do it
  • Be part of a supportive team environment and get job satisfaction from being of service to others
  • No late nights in our kitchen, unlike other catering or hospitality roles!
  • Job security - we have been operating for over 100 years and are an essential service in the community!

About the Role

As a Kitchen hand, you will be responsible for assisting the Food Services Team Leader to prepare and serve tasty and nutritious means for lunch and dinner.  Confidence in the kitchen with meal preparation is important along with the following: 

  • Prepare morning and afternoon tea, aswell as daily mealtimes
  • Clear tables when all residents have finished eating 
  • Ensure meals are served at the appropriate size and temperature  
  • Maintain daily food and fridge temperature checks  
  • Operate within food hygiene standards and protocols 
  • Be considerate of residents during mealtimes and ensure their needs are met appropriately

Flexibility to work rostered hours across the full 7 day week is necessary together with kitchen skills to be able to cook and cater for weekend meals being a distinct advantage.  We can offer 32 hours per week across a roster, and we are keen to talk about what that looks like with the right person, as there is scope to discuss how we can make the hours work, allowing you to plan ahead.  

About You

As well as a passion for the wellbeing of older people, you will be enthusiastic but patient and well organised with great interpersonal skills and sense of humour. You will share our values of empathy, compassion, and respect. You will also have: 

  • Experience working in a kitchen (preferred) 
  • Good communication skills and have a person centred approach
  • High standards of personal hygiene and appearance 
  • If you hold a food safety/hygiene certificate, that would be great but if you don't have one we can train you in what you need to know
  • Enjoy being able to contribute to the work of your team and how this impacts the experiences of our residents
  • You will hold a valid Covid-19 vaccine passport

About Us   

Enliven is a not-for-profit service providing aged residential care to older people in the lower half of the North Island.  Our Enliven services create age-friendly communities where people are happy and thrive, regardless of their age or ability. Our homes and villages are places where older people have companionship, choice, variety, fun, meaningful activity and a sense of purpose.

Residents at Cashmere Home tell us they enjoy the home-like environment, strong community connections and fantastic recreation programme – Cashmere Home is known for its fantastic cultural days and special events. 

We believe older people should remain connected to their community and live stimulating and fulfilling lives.   

It makes us a great place to work and one where you will be able to thrive and deliver the best of yourself.  Come join us today!

How to Apply: 


For more information get in touch Lisa Bridgeman on  04 477 7067 or email 

Please note: please apply only if you have the legal right to work in New Zealand 

As a community health care provider, Enliven operates a strict smoke free policy across all our sites.  

Applications close 20 October  2022.