2nd Cook

  • 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

Job Description

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.

Our Philosophy:

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.

Our Values:

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