- Job Reference: 00054651-1
- Date Posted: 8 January 2022
- Recruiter: CV-Library
- Location: Canterbury, Kent
- Salary: £9.00 Per Hour
- Sector: Healthcare & Medical
- Job Type: Permanent
Connors House is currently recruiting for a suitably competent and qualified Second Cook, to work under the direction of the Head Cook in the efficient manning of the kitchen
Main Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Ordering stock, hygiene, food safety and the production of meals and refreshments in accordance with CQC standards and the requirements of The Organisation and to ensure the delivery of high quality nutritious meals to residents providing them with choice, within the budget allocated.
The ideal Second Cook will demonstrate / evidence
A caring and compassionate approach
Patience and understanding of older people
Leadership and staff management skills; directive and supportive coaching, training, delegation
Evidence of appropriate qualification
Awareness of cultural and dietary needs of individuals
Current knowledge of H&S legislation and application of H&S practices with particular regard to catering equipment
Knowledge and understanding of COSHH regulations
Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community
Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff
Team working skills
Good timekeeping skills
The ideal Second Cook will have the ability to:
Meet the quality standards as defined by outside agencies
Make decisions with the Head Cook in respect of menus
Ensure efficiency within kitchen environment
Play an active role in creating a good environment
Prioritise their work
Train for and take on additional responsibilities
Listen carefully and attentively
Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with
Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace
Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation
Rapport Housing & Care offers Supported, Residential and Nursing Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.
We want everyone who meets us, no matter in what context, to experience our friendly, caring, compassionate philosophy, which runs through our whole organisation. We are a leading housing and social care provider in the south-east, flexible and responsive to the needs of people in later life.
Compassion: behaving in a manner that treats people with respect and dignity, listening to what they say and responding;
Openness: Offering high quality services that are adaptable, flexible and that meet the changing needs of service users in a manner that offers genuine choice;
Integrity: acting at all times in an honest and straightforward way with all those with whom we come into contact;
People focussed: reflecting the ethos inherent in the organisations philosophy.
Benefits of working for us include:
Very competitive pay rates and we pay at least the Adult National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of their age
28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)
Comprehensive induction & training packages
Continual professional development
Opportunities to apply for our Academy & National Diploma courses
Free parking at all of our services
Stakeholder Pension Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Opportunities to progress across the Organisation
Subject to change, confirmation of all appointments is currently subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments, vaccination status, NHS Covid pass (either by app' or original letter) and medical clearance.
Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, proof of Covid-19 vaccination status, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.
If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact the Home Manager on (phone number removed).
Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.
Rapport Housing & Care is committed to delivering compassion and companionship as well as care and we are proud of our reputation and profile as one of the major care providers in Kent.
Rapport Housing & Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.
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PLEASE NOTE: applications that do not include full education and work histories (with gaps between jobs explained) may not be considered