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Cook

Solihull, UK Req #249
15 May 2024

Role: Cook
Location: Solihull
Contract: 20 hrs p/w (Week 1 Thursday - Friday, Week 2 Friday-Sunday) 

Pay rate: £11.51 - 11.78

The Abbeyfield Society are a national charity helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people by providing companionship in our supported housing accommodation, retirement apartments and care homes.

This is a brilliant opportunity for people who would be interested in joining our organisation, to support our Independent Living property in Solihull.

The Role of a Cook:

  • You'll create healthy balanced menus, with choices which reflect the needs and dietary preferences of residents. Will need to be confident cooking for an average of 35 people.
  • 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.

About You

  • As a Cook, you’ll have a relevant Certificate in Food Hygiene, and a track record of demonstrable experience of cooking varied, healthy and safe meals to large groups on a regular basis. 
  • You’ll have excellent communication skills and work well in a team.
  • Be methodical and highly organised; your kitchen and equipment will be kept clean and tidy, with an effective method of stock rotation. 

Abbeyfield can offer you:

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

We reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications.

Please note this role will require eligibility to work in the UK, two satisfactory employment references and a Standard 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.

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Other details

  • Job Family Catering
  • Job Function 1. Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate £11.51
  • Max Hiring Rate £11.78
Location on Google Maps
  • Solihull, UK