Kitchen Assistant Job in Reading

Lakeside in Reading is seeking a Kitchen Assistant (27 hours a week)

About Lakeside Care Home

Lakeside Care Home is an impressive traditional style, purpose built home situated in the exclusive Whiteknights Road close to the centre of Reading. With uninterrupted views across the beautiful nature reserve of Whiteknights Lake, the home is designed over four levels.

From the initial interview through to our industry-envied training programme and ongoing support & development, our guiding principles are what define us. And in line with our plans for future growth, B&M Care can offer what many care professionals dream of; an opportunity to build a life-long career where your success is our success.

Address: Lakeside Care Home, 25 Whiteknights Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 7BY

Your Role


Lakeside in Reading is looking for a Kitchen Assistant to ensure the cleanliness and hygienic appearance of the kitchen, and to assist the Cook when and where necessary.

Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assist the home’s Cook with food preparation.
  • Maintain the appearance of kitchen when and where necessary, i.e. cleaning appliances, dinnerware and emptying of bins.
  • To communicate effectively with residents to be fully aware of likes, dislikes and dietary needs.
  • Be aware of the rules of ‘Health & Safety at Work’ in relation to the kitchen and kitchen practice.


About You

Here at B&M Care, we are looking for motivated individuals who strive for excellence and development.

Essential attributes:

  • Must hold a Food Hygiene Certficate.

Desirable attributes:

  • Ability to communicate well, both written and verbally.
  • A pro-active individual who is able to work within a team.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Interest in development and learning new skills.


B&M Care provides private residential, respite and dementia care for older people in and around the Home Counties. With over 40 years experience, B&M Care is a ‘family run business for families’ that boasts an extensive portfolio of 25 care homes, over 1200 employees and a success story that will continue to develop its person-centred approach to improving the lives of those living with dementia.

Our Commitment to You:

  • Holiday
  • Bank Holidays
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Pension
  • Industry-envied Training Programme
  • Support & Career Development

Recruitment Events

Recruitment Events

Ever considered a career in care? Or looking to build upon experience?

Join us at one of our Recruitment Fairs where you’ll be able to speak to one of our specialist team members and see B&M Care’s excellent care home facilities – everything you’ll need to help you kickstart your B&M Care Career.

Sorry, we have no recruitment events planned at the moment. Please get in touch if you would like us to let you know when future events are scheduled.



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By successfully completing an apprenticeship, you’ll have gained the confidence and skillset needed to progress within the care & hospitality sectors.

Benefits of a B&M Care Apprenticeship include:

  • Get a real job and continue your education
  • Earn a competitive salary (with all training paid for)
  • Gain hands-on experience and learn the skills that will help shape your future
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