Ancillary roles

Ancillary roles don’t involve delivering direct care but are still vital to the running of an organisation. These types of roles include:

  • chef or kitchen assistant
  • housekeeper
  • maintenance
  • driver

Although you won’t be delivering care, you will still need to have an understanding of the needs and challenges faced by the people you look after, and how your role supports them. For example, preparing food to meet an individual’s medical requirements or accommodating the needs of someone with dementia as part of your daily activities.

To work in these roles you will need to have a high attention to detail, good organisational skills and the ability to cope under pressure. You will need to be able to treat people with dignity and have good listening and observational skills.

Chef preparing vegetables