Indirect care roles

Cook or kitchen assistant

You’ll prepare, cook and serve meals to people usually in a nursing or residential home, or in a day care centre.

Your role might include:

  • developing healthy and balanced meals in consultation with residents and staff
  • being aware of people’s religious and cultural backgrounds and how this might impact on their dietary requirements
  • monitoring kitchen stocks and ordering supplies
  • ensuring high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained.

Maintenance worker

You’ll carry out practical maintenance jobs, usually in a residential home or sheltered housing.

Your role might include:

  • gardening
  • painting and decorating
  • electrical repairs
  • plumbing
  • repairing fixtures and fittings
  • doing health and safety inspections