Cable St, Formby, Liverpool L37 3LU, UK Req #229
13 May 2024

Abbeyfield are looking for a Cook at Halcyon House. Halcyon house is a care and nursing home for older people in the heart of the village of Formby in Merseyside.

The role involves cooking breakfasts and preparing cereal for the residents. Whilst the lunch and tea time meals are prepared using nutritious ready made meals from Apetitio.

You will also have 2 members of kitchen staff to provide support to you in the kitchen.

This is a Permanent contract. 40 hours a week. Shift times are 7:30am till 5.30pm.

What Abbeyfield Offer You

At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our benefits include:

  • £12.58p/h - £12.85p/h
  • up to 31 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a friend' scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free Parking
  • Medicash
  • Pay progression within role
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Shop and save vouchers

The Role of Cook

  • As a Cook, you’ll have a relevant Certificate in Food Hygiene, or be prepared to obtain one within the first three months in the role.  Equally, you will have demonstrable experience of cooking varied, healthy and safe meals to large groups (twelve or more, and sometimes up to 20), on a regular basis.
  • You’ll also have the ability to communicate and interact well with people, and work productively as part of a team.  And in a modern working environment, naturally you need to be able to read and write to a good standard.
  • You’ll be methodical and highly organised; your kitchen and equipment will be kept clean and tidy, with an effective method of stock rotation.
  • Finally, you should be able to demonstrate an empathy and understanding of the nutritional needs of older people.

About You

  • In consultation with residents and staff, you'll create healthy balanced menus, with choices which reflect the needs and preferences of residents. 
  • You’ll plan, prepare and cook residents’ meals from the agreed menu, taking into account personal preferences or recognised dietary requirement (e.g. diabetes). 
  • You’ll also ensure a safe and sufficient supply of catering products, by developing a system of ordering supplies in a timely manner.  And to ensure good stock control, you’ll make sure catering orders and deliveries are recorded using documentation supplied, to enable all orders to be checked and audited.  
  • Maintenance of a system of effective stock rotation and control is paramount, and by doing so, you will manage catering costs within the agreed catering budget.
  • You will also ensure safe and proper use of catering equipment, and report any defects to management. It is also important that you adhere to kitchen cleaning procedures and schedules in accordance with Environmental Health standards, and keep the kitchen and store areas in a clean and hygienic condition. 
  • Correct use of all equipment and products in line with COSHH requirements is key, as is the need to keep all COSHH assessments under review.  You will also participate in and supervise the completion of all relevant records in relation to food safety.

Please note this role will require eligibility to work in the UK, two satisfactory employment references and an Enhanced DBS check, the cost of which will be met by Abbeyfield. You may be asked to provide details regarding convictions; failure to disclose convictions may result in an offer of employment being revoked.

Other details

  • Job Family Catering
  • Job Function 1. Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate £12.58
  • Max Hiring Rate £12.85
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Location on Google Maps
  • Cable St, Formby, Liverpool L37 3LU, UK