Cook/ Assistant Chef (Part Time) – Eating Disorders

  • Job Reference: 105805
  • Date Posted: 5 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Bolton
  • Salary: £9.66 to £10.56 Per Hour
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Part Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Lostock, Bolton
£9.66 - £10.56 p/h (Depending on experience)

Care in Mind provide residential services for young people aged 16-25 years old. Our new Residential Eating Disorder Service based in Lostock, Bolton, is looking for a kind, caring and empathetic Cook/Assistant Chef to support with cooking and preparing meals for our young people with complex and challenging eating disorders. Whilst some experience of working as a cook is desirable, full training will be given to those applicants who can cook and have a real desire to produce nutritional balanced meals with a passion for producing good food.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive residential service. You will work closely with both the residential staff, Chef and the dietetics team. Your role will involve planning and preparing quality meals for our young people, following strict meal plans, and ensuring correct portioning, labelling, and packaging of food items. You will also support all aspects of stock control, including ordering stock and receiving goods. As our young people work towards their own recovery, you will be flexible and compassionate, helping them to build their skills whilst their independence is promoted through cooking and baking classes facilitated by the dietetics team. This is role where you will gain immense job satisfaction knowing you are having a real impact on the recovery of our young people.

Your week will consist of working 15 hours per week over a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Company Benefits

A £100 bonus after completing 6-month probation
Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
30 days holiday (Rising to 35 days with service including bank holidays)
Healthcare CashPlan with costs provided towards dental and optical care and a range of other healthcare treatments and benefits including discounted gym memberships, online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
Paid Training & Induction
Enhanced company pension
Life Assurance (2 x annual salary)
Free parking available and good direct transport links
Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
Paid Enhanced DBS check
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme/24-hour Counselling Service
Regular social events and recognition schemes (Employee of the year awards, Summer & Christmas parties)

Essential requirements of a Cook/ Assistant Chef

Experience of working as a Cook/Assistant Chef is desirable, but training will be provided for those applicants that can cook and produce good food
Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
Basic IT skills (Your role will involve some computer work, completing forms, using an online care system, and writing emails)
An Understanding of the issues around confidentiality and safeguarding
The ability to form and maintain professional working boundaries between staff and service users

Desirable Criteria of requirements of a Cook/Assistant Chef

Full, clean UK Driving Licence and access to a car
Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs
Previous experience of supporting service users with eating disorders

Fancy the challenge? Apply with us today!
Want to see what some of our young people and staff think? Please visit our website.

Additional Information

You will work in a COVID secure environment as all our staff are required to be fully vaccinated by 11th November 2021.
Please note that we do not accept CV’s and the application must be completed in full.
Care in Mind operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
We are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.
We reserve the right to close the advert early, should we appoint a suitable candidate.

Ref: 105 804