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Posted: 3 Jul 2020 Closes: 31 Jul 2020
Symonds House - Hitchin £10.09 per hour (£19,729 per annum FTE 37.5 hours)
Flexible leonard-cheshire/05780

Occasional Hours - Days

Shift time 07.30-13.30  7 days/week


Symonds House is a Care home with Nursing set in beautiful grounds on the edge of Hitchin. We support 20 adults, aged 18-65, with physical disabilities to lead full and independent lives.

This position is for an Occasional hours cook who can help out during holiday & sickness

As a Cook with Leonard Cheshire you will play a key role in the preparation of meals, special events and functions, providing a high-quality kitchen service in our residential care home. Working within the constraints of the budget, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the kitchen and formal supervision of kitchen staff, delivering nutritionally balanced, varied and attractively presented meals.

You will:

  • Have experience working in a kitchen environment.
  • Have a recognised catering qualification (Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate and additional HACCP accreditation or Level 4 Food Hygiene Certificate, or commitment to work towards this).
  • Work flexibly within rostered hours.

In return we offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, discounts for high street retailers, contributory pension scheme and so much more.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.

COVID-19 - The well-being of everyone is our highest priority.  We will be using phone, Skype,  WhatsApp or Zoom video calling to hold interviews for the foreseeable future.

Shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.


* No agencies please *


Leonard Cheshire

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