Location: Snodland
Service: Pilgrims View
Job Categories: Cook
Shift Types: Days Evenings Weekend
Hours: Part Time

Job description

Avante Care & Support is a Registered Charity supporting over 1000 older people through our registered nursing and dementia care homes and home care services.

We are proud to be a well-established not for profit organisation, with an experienced and skilled workforce. We are committed to making a positive difference to both individuals and their loved ones through individualised support and guidance.

We are looking for a Cook working an average 32.5 hours per week – to join our residential care home, Pilgrims View, located in Snodland, Kent.
This vacancy includes working alternate weekends and early/late shifts so you will need to be flexible to meet the needs of the home. Previous experience working in a kitchen environment is a requirement and you must be computer literate.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

1. Prepare and cook meals and snacks from fresh/frozen/pre-packed ingredients.
2. Plan menus in consultation with the Home Manager, Residents and Care Staff.
3. Prepare orders for food, drink and other commodities, which meet the catering requirements of the home.
4. Check deliveries of food, drink and other commodities against orders placed and ensure safe storage.
5. Control stock of dry goods and freezer cabinets.
6. Monitor and control catering budget and costings in conjunction with the Home Manager.
7. Implement catering regulations in respect of hygiene and Health and Safety procedures.
8. Provide supervision, direction and training of all kitchen staff.
9. Ensure that all kitchen equipment is clean and well maintained and submit requests to the Home Manager for replacement or repair as required.
10. Monitor, together with care service staff, residents’ opinion of the catering service.
11. Attend training sessions/courses necessary in the performance of these duties.
12. Planning menus by involving residents, care service staff and dietician (where necessary)
13. Ensuring that meals have a high nutritional value.
14. Ensuring that food is prepared in clean and safe conditions, free from dirt, germs, insects, vermin, odour, etc.
15. Ensuring that catering staff work within the regulations stipulated in “Hygiene (General) Regulations 1970”, “The Food Act 1984” and “The Food Safety Act 1990”.
16. Promote Avante Care and Support’s Equal Opportunities Policy statement, ensuring an awareness of differing ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds.
17. Comply with the Health and Safety and fire regulations

If the above sounds like you, join now and benefit from;

· Highly competitive rates of pay

· DBS (at no cost to yourself)

· Pension Contributions

· Free Uniform

· Refer a Friend bonus scheme

· Training & Development Opportunities

· 24/7 access to virtual GP’s, Physiotherapy and counselling with our well-being service

· Employee of the Month & Sparkle Awards

· Flexible working patterns

· Discount at over 800 retailers

· A friendly, supportive, team working environment

Our positions are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosures which will be completed upon successful application. All applications will be dealt with on an individual basis in accordance with our policy and organisational requirements.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Please note: If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview. We regret to inform you that due to the high volumes of applicants, we do not write to candidates who are unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. In the meantime, we would like to thank you for the interest you have shown in Avante Care & Support.

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