Cook & Resident Support

Sherborne DT9, UK Req #255
10 April 2024

Role: Cook and Resident Support
Location: Sherborne

Contract: 16 hrs p/w (Two shifts 09:00-18:00)

Hourly Rate: £12.58-£12.85


At Abbeyfield, we want our residents to feel part of a community, where they feel empowered, safe and respected. Our staff offer a friendly face with guarantee of a tasty home cooked meal, in a clean and warm environment, so that our residents can enjoy their later years in comfort and with peace of mind.

You will ensure the wellbeing and safety of our residents, being the first port of call for our residents to report any issues they may have, to investigate and escalate where necessary. Budget management and basic computer skills would be an advantage, however full support and training will be given by our friendly and supportive staff.

No paid kitchen experience needed, but must be comfortable cooking for up to eleven people. We are looking for people that enjoy cooking for family or friends to cook a tasty lunch and lighter tea in the late afternoon evening.

Our ideal candidates will have the following qualities

    • A cheerful and friendly demeanour, understanding the needs of older people
    • Someone that enjoys being creative in the kitchenwhether it be a signature dish or your secret cake recipe
    • A person that takes pride in what they do
    • Somebody that is organised, confident and happy to engage with others, sharing relevant information within the wider Housing team.
    • Able to offer a warm welcome to family, friends of Abbeyfield and contractors, both in person and over the phone 

At Abbeyfield, to thank you for making such a huge impact to our residents lives, we are committed to make life a little easier for our valued workforce by supporting

Your Wellbeing

  • A great work/life balance with great job satisfaction
  • Menopause Friendly accredited workplace
  • Inclusive working environment 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement for long service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Medical cashback scheme allowing costs of medical expenses to be claimed back (including dental, opticians, prescriptions, a range of therapies and much more.) 
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Access to virtual GP
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 24hr Employee Assistance program
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Financial Wellbeing

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Pay progression within role
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a colleague' scheme
  • Portal access to unlock a whole host of discounts and cashback offers
  • Child care vouchers
  • Eligibility for a Blue Light card, with huge savings
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Work place pension

Career Development

  • Peer and leadership support
  • Paid apprenticeship opportunities
  • Career pathways for each role; unlock your skills, knowledge and potential
  • Online Development Academy

You can find out more about what makes working for Abbeyfield great using the link below

Rewards and benefits of working at Abbeyfield | Careers at Abbeyfield

We look forward to hearing from you

Other details

  • Job Family Housing & Independent Living
  • Job Function 1. Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate £12.58
  • Max Hiring Rate £12.85
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