Cook (Care Home)

Pay £8.50
22 Dec 2017
26 Jan 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Cook (Care Home)

Orchard Care Homes – Eckington Court S21 4BF

Hours - 30 or 40

Pay £8.50

Just outside the local community of the Derbyshire village, Eckington Court Nursing Home is a purpose-built and modern home, which caters to the varying needs of 50 residents, including young adults.

Orchard Mission: To be at the Heart of the Community

Our person-centered approach to care relies on the dedication and passion of our employees, who we expect to go the extra mile to improve the home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community within our homes.

It’s the attitude you can bring to Orchard Care Homes that we value, not necessarily your background of working in a care setting. We are looking for enthusiastic people to continue making our homes a rewarding and enjoyable place to live and work.


  • Minimum qualification of QCF/NVQ Level 2/City & Guilds 706/2 in Catering
  • Food Safety Level 2/Basic Food Hygiene certificate
  • Full understanding of HACCP process and implementation experience
  • Previous experience working in a busy kitchen environment
  • A passion for producing fresh, home cooked food, from scratch to the highest standard
  • Recipe costing skills and food budgeting experience
  • Leadership skills to supervise/lead the kitchen team
  • Good organisational skills. Ability to prioritise workloads


  • Previous management/supervisory experience
  • Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group including Dysphagia

Values and commitment:

  • Be polite, friendly, warm and supportive to the kitchen team, residents, Manager, staff and visitors.
  • Enjoy a busy environment
  • Be approachable and customer focused
  • The ability to encourage teamwork and support the team, providing guidance on food related matters
  • Strong personal qualities, reliable, punctual and smart appearance
  • Eager to complete all training relevant to your role

Benefits & Incentives

  • Ongoing training
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Comprehensive Induction
  • Cost of DBS check paid for by the Company
  • Pension Scheme

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