Contract: Full - Time 37.5 hours (over 5 days covering from to 6.30pm), Regular Weekends
Location: Thundersley and Southend
Closing Date: Jul 23, 2021

We are looking for a Cook to join our Catering team. You’ll be responsible for the provision of a high quality, nutritional catering service for patients, visitors, volunteers and staff. An ideal candidate will ideally have proven Catering experience and be able to provide good home cooked traditional meals, ensuring effectiveness of food hygiene and safety policies and practices.

This role will enable you to expand your knowledge and skills. In return for your expertise and passion, you’ll receive extensive training and most of all, by joining our team, you’ll be ‘Making every day count’ for the patients, children and families we care for.

Full job specification

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve fresh nutritious meals/snacks, with daily menu choice
  • Liaise with patients and families for special dietary requirements
  • Provide buffet lunch menu to visitors
  • Ensure sufficient stock levels, control wastage and ordering
  • Assist with managing budget for the Hospice’s catering service
  • Lead and motivate volunteers
  • Responsible for cleanliness of the kitchen

Key benefits to you

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members and salary sacrifice scheme for pension.
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)