Southampton, UK Req #322
09 July 2024

Speedwell Court is a beautiful, purpose built home that provides an exclusive setting and high quality residential and Dementia care to its elderly residents. Staff are committed to looking after the health and wellbeing of residents. This includes providing a range of activities to get involved with, serving delicious, nutritious meals and helping them to enjoy their lives to fullest. 

The role of Cook at Speedwell Court is based on a 32 hour per week contract, which includes alternate weekend shifts. Shifts are based over 3/7 days of the week, between the hours of 07.00-17.30.

The Role of a Cook:

  • As a Care Home Cook; You'll develop, in consultation with residents, healthy balanced menus, with choices which reflect their needs and preferences. 
  • Plan, prepare and cook residents’ meals from the agreed menu, taking into account personal preferences or recognised dietary requirements. 
  • Regularly seeking feedback, you’ll monitor their satisfaction with the menu and quality of the food provided. 
  • Work alongside our Catering Manager and other members of the team to provide residents with healthy, delicious meals 
  • 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.
  • Oversee safe and proper use of catering equipment.
  • Champion kitchen cleaning procedures and schedules and ensure your kitchen and store areas are clean and hygienic at all times.  You will also oversee 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 also be able to manage resources, planning rotas in advance to ensure continuity of the catering service.
  • Be methodical and highly organised; the kitchen and equipment will be kept clean and tidy, with an effective method of stock rotation. 

What Abbeyfield Offer You:

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

  • Competitive pay
  • 33 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays for full time staff members
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a friend' scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • 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
  • Free onsite parking
  • Medical cashback scheme allowing costs of medical expenses (dental, opticians and much more) to be claimed back
  • Shop and save vouchers
  • Opportunity to obtain Blue Light Card discounts.

If you would like to be considered for the role of Cook at Speedwell Court, please click apply on this advert and someone will be in contact to discuss the role in more detail with you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Other details

  • Job Family Catering
  • Job Function 1. Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate £12.58
  • Max Hiring Rate £12.85
Location on Google Maps
  • Southampton, UK