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Cook in Huntingdon at Excel Care

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Cook  


Salary: £10.85

Closing Date: 24/11/2018

Reference Number: 000588


Job Description

Job Title

Cook (42 Hours a week)

Responsible to

Home Manager

Purpose of Role

To ensure the provision of producing nutritious and satisfying meals for service users, whilst reporting to the Home Manager in order to maintain standards of hygiene required and to maintain a safe working environment, Responsible for running the Kitchen.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- To actively promote the independence, rights and choices of service users

- To promote appropriate levels of care in line with CQC requirements

- To work as part of a team, not only in the catering department but also within the home

- To maintain a professional attitude towards service users, visitors and colleagues

- To maintain and implement the company philosophy of care

- To implement and maintain company polices and procedures

- Communication of information to senior members of staff relevant to ordering stock and menu planning

- Identifying service users with special diet needs

- Implementing rota of cleaning to all areas of the kitchen

- Recording temperatures and recording this in detail

- Complying with and developing Risk Assessments

- Supervising domestic assistants in the kitchen area

- Ensuring the kitchen is secure and not entered by unauthorised personnel

- Ensuring that sufficient protective clothing and hats provided to authorised personnel in kitchen and ensure the laundry of such items

- Ensure snacks and drinks are available for service users in between meal times

- Assist Healthcare Professionals in the area of dieticians

- Maintain quality assurance systems within the kitchen

- Attend regular staff meetings

- Attend supervision

- Undertake supervision of other kitchen staff

- Attend staff training

- Any other duties deemed appropriate with the Home Manager or Unit managers

This job description may differ as new information technology, policies and contractual agreements change, and we reserve the right to vary duties without notice

Person Specification

Essential Requirements

Desirable Requirements

Educational Achievements

• Trained to appropriate City and Guilds, NVQ level in catering and hospitality (A)

Skills and Abilities

• Good verbal and written communication skills. (A& I)

• Ability to work as part of a team. (I)

• Ability to follow guidelines and policies (I)

• Ability to be flexible (I)

• Ability to work on a 7 day rota which will include weekends (I)

• To attend training (in own time if necessary) (I)

• Ability to attend occasional training that may be held off site (I)

• Self motivated, ability to work on own initiative. (I)

• Good interpersonal skills. (I)

• Have a positive approach to change (I)

• Positive attitude to Health & Safety (I)

• Ability to manage a team and carry out supervision (I)

• To be actively involved in own personal development (I)


• 2 years experience in a catering environment (A)

• Experience of managing a team and carrying out supervision (I)

• 12 months experience in managing a kitchen (I)

• Experience of working within the residential care environment (A& I)


• Understanding of confidentiality (I)

• Understanding of Abuse (I)

• Understanding of equal opportunities (equality & Diversity) (I)

• Understanding of customer care (I)

• Understanding of Quality Assurance (I)

• Understanding of the changing demands and issues for the care group for whom care is being provided (I)

• Understand the term ‘Hazard’ and respond accordingly in reporting and carrying out risk assessments (I)

(I) – Interview, (A) - Application Form

Because of the nature of our business, you are required to submit to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Any enhanced disclosures made by the DBS will remain strictly confidential. Please refer to this statement which is included in the job application form.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £10.85 /hour