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Title:  Assistant Cook - Part Time

Location: 

Taunton, South West, GB, TA1 3SA

Department:  Care (Catering and Hospitality Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Retirement Living
Requisition Number:  82424

 

Assistant Cook – Part Time

 

Elizabeth House, Taunton

 

£9.24 per hour (rising to £9.53 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

20 hours per week

 

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Assistant Cook to assist with meal preparation within our Taste restaurant at Elizabeth House. Set in a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Taunton, our in-house restaurant is open to residents for lunch, seven days a week.

 

You will have an input on nutritious and healthy menu choices, whilst ensuring the dietary requirements of our residents are met. Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly, open manner are essential for success in this role.

 

Read more about Elizabeth House here

 

The role of Assistant Cook will include:

  • Assisting with the planning and creation of nutritionally balanced meals for our residents
  • Promoting and monitoring food hygiene and safety standards
  • Carrying out risk assessments and cleaning the kitchen to a high standard
  • Assisting with the supervision and development of staff

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience of working in a kitchens in a similar role such as Kitchen Assistant or Assistant Cook
  • The ability to prepare and cook nutritionally balanced food in accordance with approved menus
  • Previous experience and knowledge in preparing food for elderly people would be advantagous
  • A valid Basic Food Hygiene Certificate, or the willingness to work towards one, is essential
  • An excellent knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation
  • Proven knowledge of health and safety procedures
  • Friendly and approachable attitude with the ability to interact with our residents, visitors and colleagues

 

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.

 

Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 28 days annual leave (including public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work schemes
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours

 

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here

 

Read the full job profile here

 

Closing Date: 7 December 2020

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook page or search #LifeatSanctuary

 

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Retirement Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

 


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