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Cook / Chef

Role Responsibility

Blackburn Lodge Registered Care Centre offers permanent, respite and day care for the Older People. We are looking to recruit an experienced Cook/Chef to join our team at Blackburn Lodge for 30 hours per week. A Level 2 qualification in Food Safety is required and additional training will be provided to support you in the role.

Your duties will include

• Managing the kitchen team to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for our residents, considering dietary requirements and residents' needs

• Ensuring a range of options for our residents, ensuring choice at all mealtimes

• Maintaining the highest hygiene standards and ensuring infection control protocols are followed in the kitchen

The successful candidate will

• Have an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate

• Have experience in cooking for large groups and menu planning

• Be fully aware and comply with infection control policies and procedures

• Be able to use information and knowledge obtained from residents as well as dietary questionnaires to plan menus for the care home

• Have an excellent knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation, along with a positive attitude and a desire to deliver the best possible service to the residents in our care.

KCC has a comprehensive staff benefits package including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday entitlement, yearly pay reviews & rewards for exceptional performance, and exclusive discounts with local & national retailers.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Contact Details

For further information on this role, please contact:

Vanessa Byrne (Registered Manager)

Telephone number: 03000 418341

email address: vanessa.byrne@kent.gov.uk

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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