Working at Seckford Care is a rich and rewarding experience, with every day being different. We believe in developing our staff and making sure that they have regular training to help them progress in their careers.

If you like working with people and enjoy using your communication skills, we have a range of career opportunities that cover management, administration, caring, activities, maintenance, gardening and house-keeping.

General Catering Assistant
20 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
£9.62 per hour

Job Purpose:
To assist with the preparation and provision of the food service to Almshouse residents and service users and to assist with general catering duties, as directed by the Chefs/Head Chef.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Basic vegetable preparation as requested by Chefs
• Food service and distribution
• Cleaning and washing up
• Comply with hygiene and health and safety measures at all times
• Take part in compulsory/non-compulsory training
• Work in a flexible manner and be prepared to assist with functions and lettings catering at the Seckford
Foundation sites or off site
• Advise Chefs/Head Chef of stock shortages or broken equipment


• Any reasonable request made by your Line Manager
• Attend external meetings or training courses, as required


Experience of working in a kitchen/catering setting would be preferable. A certificate in Food Safety Level 2 would be an advantage but full training will be given. You will assist with all general kitchen/catering duties in our busy kitchen as directed by the Head Chef, including the preparation and provision of the food service to residents. Some weekend working will be required.


The working hours are 20 hours per week for 52 weeks per year, this will include weekends and evenings on a rota basis, you will be working no later than 7pm on evenings.

• Membership of Pension Scheme
• Free parking
• School Fee Remission

To apply:

Please apply, preferably by email, stating ‘General Catering Assistant’ in the title. For an application pack, please visit

Please state on your application which role you are applying for.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Wednesday 6th July 2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 11th July 2022.

The Seckford Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Care Support Workers

Salary £10.18 – 10.68 per hour. Enhanced rates for weekends and nights £12.21 – £12.81 per hour. Double time paid for Bank Holidays and Overtime rates. Benefits package. Full Time/Part Time positions available.

Seckford Care is an award winning, CQC Outstanding care facility based in our beautiful grade 2* listed building in the heart of Woodbridge. We provide Very Sheltered apartments for those who wish to live independently, safe in the knowledge that carers are on hand 24 hours a day. We provide residential care in Jubilee House for those who would like their own comfortable room, all their meals, laundry and cleaning provided. Our dedicated Activities Lead facilitates a wide range of activities for all residents at Seckford Care. We also offer the Seckford Club for those who live in the community, and would like to meet other people, take part in activities and enjoy a good lunch.

Our highly skilled staff are well-trained and committed to making the lives of older people as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. We are looking to appoint Care Support Workers to join us at a time when caring for older people is more crucial than ever.

We place utmost value on the amazing job our Carers do and pay above market rates for the support they provide, together with a number of other benefits.

Benefits include:
• Enhanced rates of pay (with a 20% premium for weekends or night duty);
• Pension Scheme;
• Wellbeing Token Scheme – 6 monthly treats;
• Introduce a Friend Scheme *, £100 on introduction, £150 after probation period, £300 after 12 months service;
• Sick Pay (following a successful probation period);
• 28 days paid leave including public holidays (pro rata for part-time working);
• Full training will be provided;
• Opportunity to join our Care Academy linked to professional qualification;
• Personal Accident Insurance;
• 24-hour access to our Employee Assistance Programme;
• Free uniform;
• Enhanced DBS check.

Application Pack
Application Form
Explanatory Notes

Please return your completed application form by email to: or by post to: Seckford Care, Seckford Street, Woodbridge IP12 4NB.

The Seckford Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and candidates will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).