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Reading, Berkshire Elysium Healthcare

Are you looking for a Part-time Cook role where you can be creative and work with a dedicated team? If so, join Rosebank Houseas a Part-time Cook working 20hours a week.

As a crucial part of the kitchen team, you'll play a vital role in crafting daily meals for service users, staff and visitors. Dive into food preparation and elevate your role by providing guidance and training to your peers.

There are regular activities, events and special occasions throughout the year which you'll also cater for - World Food day, Christmas, Easter, Family Day and many more. In other words, plenty of chance to be creative and do something different.

It's a calm and pleasurable working environment, where you'll be able to manage your workload and enjoy creating delicious meals. There's a great social aspect to this role where you can interact with people outside the kitchen regularly.

As a Part-time Cook you will be:

  • Supporting the Head Chef for the day-to-day running of the kitchen.
  • Maintaining good food storage procedures and stock rotation according to established procedures.
  • Preparing, planning and cooking meals to a consistently high standard, taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit.
  • Serving service users, staff and visitors with food and beverage in a professional and courteous services manner.
  • Preparing and producing foods for conferences and banquets.
  • Participating in food costings through effective cost control procedures.
  • Adhering to the 'Safer Food Better Business' standards and record keeping.
  • Adhering strictly to Food Hygiene Regulations and other safety procedures at all times.
  • Taking full shift responsibility for the catering operation
  • Assisting the Head Chef by researching and creating new menus ensuring meals are of a high quality and compliment healthy eating guidelines.
  • Correctly filling of all paperwork in relation to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) i.e. Fridge temperatures, food temperature logs and cleaning schedules

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • To be 18 years or older
  • GCSE or equivalent English
  • City & Guilds 706/1 and 2 (or equivalent) Basic Food Preparation Cooking
  • Basic Food Hygiene (essential)
  • Intermediate Food hygiene (desirable)
  • Previous experience in a similar environment
  • Previous experience in delivering a service on mass
  • Menu planning, costing, ordering, stock control and budget experience

Where you will be working:

Location: Lower Henley Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 5LE

You will be working at Rosebank House, a 24 hour specialist care and support service for people with severe and enduring mental health needs. People who come to Rosebank House have normally come from a hospital environment or have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act (1983).

You will be working at the modern, purpose-built home with 13 en-suite bedrooms, it is specifically designed with facilities to fully prepare patients for independence in the community. The focus of the service is on independent living skills as well as social inclusion, education and employment engagement. There are close links with the local community for residents to access local college, work placements and amenities.

What you will get as a Part-time Cook:

  • Annual salary of £24,500(Pro Rata)
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off! (Pro Rata)
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities& Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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