Careers at Milford House

Job Description

Recently refurbished retirement home, Milford House near Belper and Duffield, was formally the country residence of Jedediah Strutt.

Milford House is looking for an experienced Cook to join our team. All applicants must have a Food Safety Level 2 certificate; experience working within a care environment would be desired but not a necessity if the right candidate came along.


Position: Cook

Responsible to: Manager / Person in charge


To prepare and cook a balanced, nutritious diet within a controlled hygienic environment.

To control systems of food allocation to minimise wastage.

To operate and supervise other staff in order that all purchases are controlled within a budget set by the Management.

To ensure that the Kitchen areas are cleaned and maintained to a high standard.


To control stocks and purchases, in conjunction with the management, thereby allocating the quantities of materials.

To keep the purchase of materials within reasonable budget guidelines.

To maintain a balance diet and varied menus.

To be aware of the Residents dietary needs and preferences.

To discuss the with Nurse in charge special dietary needs and incorporate these into the daily menus.

To ensure that after each meal, samples of food are retained in sample pots in chilled form for the required period.

To ensure that all kitchen staff are trained within the requirements of current legislation.

To ensure that all kitchen staff are issued with the correct uniform and that this is maintained in good repair and in a clean hygienic condition.

To ensure that the cleaning schedules issued by the management are strictly adhered to.

To assist with the duties included on the cleaning schedules issued by the management.

To ensure that all kitchen staff are aware of the Health & safety standards and of the COSHH statement.

To ensure that all kitchen areas meet with the required standards of Health & Safety as laid down in Section 262 of the homes Quality Manual.

To ensure that all kitchen areas are left in clean hygienic state at the end of each shift.

To be responsible for checking the hours worked by the Kitchen staff.

To maintain all kitchen equipment, as specified by the respective manufacturers and to report any malfunctions to the Nurse in charge / Proprietors.

To take part in staff meetings when necessary.

To undergo further training or updating as required.

To inform and teach other kitchen staff of any updating in legislation as and when necessary.

To maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of care and management of the home.

To perform any other such reasonable duties as may be required.

Please do contact us if you are interested in the position, we look forward to hearing from you soon

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £8.79 /hour

Job Summary

We are looking for flexible and committed people who can contribute to our already exceptional team. As a Mobile Care Assistant, you will support the Care teams in the five Milford Care homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire by helping cover staff absences, holidays etc. If you are hardworking, a team player and can deliver award-winning care, then we want to hear from you.

About you:

You must be a compassionate and caring person with a passion for caring for older adults. You must be reliable and dependable, and committed to making a difference to other people’s lives. Your lifestyle must allow for a good level of flexibility as you may be called to work at any of the Milford Care homes in Milford, Alfreton, Belper, Hucknall or Ashbourne on a short notice. Having your own car and a clean driving license is useful because of the nature of the role.

About the role:

Care Assistants are required to tend to resident’s needs throughout the day and night. This will include working as a team to respond to call bells, assist residents with personal care, repositioning and their nutritional requirements and offering comfort and companionship to residents. As a Mobile Care Assistant, you may be called to work at any of the Milford Care homes in Milford, Alfreton, Belper, Nottingham or Ashbourne. You will be guaranteed a set number of hours monthly (equivalent to a full-time or a part-time role dependent on your wishes), and will have the opportunity to pick up additional work if you wish.

About us:

Milford Care group was established in 1985 with the opening of Milford House. Now, over 30 years later Milford Care operate 5 homes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Our unswerving commitment to quality care has seen Milford Care win a number of high profile regional awards, from Best Care Home-Central England (Yours Magazine) and Best Healthcare Development (LABC) to Best Care Group (Central England). In 2016 Milford Care were finalists in the “Care Employer of the Year Award” category at the Great British Care Awards.

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay rate
  • Guaranteed monthly hours
  • Extensive free training (including Level 2 & 3 NVQ/Diploma’s and other higher level qualifications, the Care Certificate and other specialist training)
  • Great opportunities for your personal professional development
  • An interesting and varied job role with the opportunity to learn from five different homes
  • Paid holidays (28 days pro rata)
  • Compensation for travel costs
  • Enhanced pay rates for public holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free uniform
  • Free parking


Salary: £9.00 per hour + travel costs


*This vacancy is available at all homes*

Please apply via email with an up to date CV

Spencer Grove, Belper –

Milford House, Belper –

The Meadows, Alfreton –

Ashbourne Lodge, Ashbourne –

Hazelgrove, Hucknall –


If you would like to apply via application form please call in to any of our homes and contact a member of staff.

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