Recruiting now! Cook wanted for Holdenhurst, Heathfield

Recruiting now! Cook wanted for Holdenhurst, Heathfield

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Our mission is to alleviate loneliness among older people and our houses help people to live active, fulfilling lives. By recruiting talented and supportive people who genuinely care, our houses make a difference to people’s every day. And you could play a key role. 

We are currently recruiting for the following role(s):

Cook, Heathfield

Shift 8.30 am – 2.30 pm including alternate weekends

Job Purpose

Provide fresh, homemade meals for our tenants. Deliver high quality, varied, nutritional and safe food within our new enhanced sheltered housing scheme. Ensure a high tenant satisfaction level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, prepare and cook tenants’ meals from the agreed menu considering personal preferences and dietary requirements. All tenants are to be offered at least three choices per day
  • Cater for special occasions and themed events with additional guests
  • Keep the kitchen, store areas and dining room in a clean and hygienic condition. Follow cleaning procedures and schedules in accordance with Environmental Health standards and those expected by the Kitchen Manager
  • Ensure the correct use of all equipment and products in line with risk assessments and COSHH
  • Maintain all records concerning food safety
  • Document orders and deliveries to enable stock control to be checked and audited
  • Regularly seek tenants’ feedback to monitor their satisfaction with the menu and quality of the food provided
  • Achieve and maintain a 5* food hygiene rating
  • Attend staff meetings when appropriate and be available for one-to-one sessions, as agreed
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Champion safe working practices as laid down by the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Understand and observe all relevant regulations and policies, and procedures
  • Deputise for the kitchen manager when required

Essential Knowledge Required

  1. An experienced & competent Cook
  2. Customer-focused
  3. A relevant food hygiene certificate with a strong knowledge of health and safety and food safety legislation
  4. Consistently demonstrates scrupulously high personal hygiene standards and appearance to promote a professional and efficient catering operation
  5. Understand older people’s nutritional requirements and how a good diet can positively impact their well-being, lifestyle, and life quality
  6. Ability to plan and execute multiple work tasks in a highly organised manner, adhering to timescales

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place


£12.75 per hour

Job Type:

21 per week

  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Sick pay

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To apply for this Cook role please email your CV along with a cover letter to Anna Young, Scheme Manager

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