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2018-03-11 Care Homes Job Title: Cook

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Cook / Chef

Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018

Job Location: Nuneaton , Warwickshire


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Salary: To be discussed

Hours: Part Time

Contact Name: Rachel Hall


JOB TITLE: Chef/Cook

JOB PURPOSE: To organise and control the efficient and economic production of quality food within the allowed budget, whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in line with EHO regulations.



•   City & Guilds 706 - 1 & 2, or equivalent qualification (achieved or working towards)
•   Basic Food / Hygiene Certificate
•   Good communication skills
•   Team player
•   Ability to work on own initiative
•   Satisfactory Police Check


•   Intermediate Food/Hygiene Certificate
•   Previous supervisory experience
•   Experience of food preparation for the relevant Client group


Food Preparation:

Prepare, cook and serve hot and cold meals, as and when required.
Provide for special dietary requirements where necessary and take into account the preferences of individual Clients.


Liaise with the Home Manager when planning/costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of available fresh foods.
Arrange/participate in Staff and Client meetings as required.

Budgetary / Financial Control:

Maintain accurate records of food supplies, and freezer / fridge temperatures.
Ensure stock rotation. Order stocks and check deliveries, and check and value stocks as required by the Home Manager.

Training & Development:

Supervise and instruct Kitchen Staff Members in the use of all equipment and hygiene procedures, giving help and guidance where appropriate.
Conduct basic food hygiene training for all Care Staff involved in handling and delivery of food.
Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.
Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.

Health & Safety;

Ensure statutory Health and Safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas.
Ensure all crockery and equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately, and that the overall cleaning of the kitchen area (and, where appropriate, the dining areas) is carried out effectively.
Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
To understand and comply with all statutory and legal requirements which are relevant such as Health & Safety, Emergency and Fire Procedures, COSHH, all aspects of the Care Standards Act, have a clear understanding of Infection Prevention and Control policies, procedures and measures to maintain a safe environment throughout the home.
Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre.

This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list

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