Why did you join St Monica Trust? 

It was a new challenge – I’d previously worked in contract catering and hotels.  This offered a better work life balance.

What do you get up to on a typical day?

Cooking, managing staff, solving problems and working with the teams.

What is the best or most rewarding thing about your role?

Making residents and staff smile – adding humour to more serious times.

What challenges have you faced and how have you overcome them?

Getting used to the care home ethos and motivating the team through change.

What's it really like to work here?

Rewarding, demanding and fun.

Tell us about the training and development...

There’s loads of training and scope to grow. It’s like a bowl of soup – you get out what you put in!

What's been your biggest achievement?

Guiding the team at Westbury Fields to work in a full production kitchen.

What do you think makes someone successful at St Monica Trust?

Enthusiasm and drive and wanting to make a difference.

What would you say to someone thinking of applying?

Try it, you might like it.