Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 24 October 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 09 November 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Karen Carty - Assistant Manager on 01323 466270
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team at the secure children's home in Hailsham. Hours are 37 hours a week, 10:00 – 18:00 working every other weekend, all year round including bank holidays. The salary scale is lifted to reflect a weekend working requirement. Working on a public holiday attracts enhanced hourly rates.
Preparing and serving lunch and dinner for young people and staff (approximately 12 covers), some with specific dietary requirements.
Discussing with the young people what they would like to be included in the menus.
Ordering and shopping of food, drink, some equipment and cleaning products, checking deliveries and maintaining adequate stock levels.
Minimum of food hygiene level 2 and be prepared to complete level 3
Mostly lone working, with some periods of working with another cook, sharing the responsibility for hygiene and maintenance of the kitchen.
Creating healthy nutritious home cooked meals within a budget, and creating and implementing seasonal menus.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.