Part Time Cook

Job Description

Post Title: Part-Time Cook

Hours of duty: 16 hours per week

Days / Times:

Tuesday 2.30 - 6.30

Thursday 2.30 - 6.30

Saturday 2.30 - 6.30

Sunday 12.00 - 4.00

Rate of pay: £9.07 per hour

Location: Loughborough

Purpose of the job

  • To assist in the preparation of a daily evening meal for up to 30 residents

  • To help plan and organise the menu with other kitchen staff and within an agreed budget, taking into consideration any dietary requirements of residents.

  • To ensure the provision of a well-balanced, wholesome and nutritional diet.

  • To ensure that standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen area meet all the requirements of Environmental Health and report any health and safety concerns to the management team.

Duties and responsibilities

Assist in the preparation and cooking of food to standards that satisfy current food hygiene and safety legislation and regulations.

Help plan a varied menu that reflects residents’ preference and choice, including any specific requirements related to cultural/religious beliefs, medical requirements or other specific dietary requirements

Produce meals that are nutritious and well balanced in order to ensure the good health of residents is maintained.

To ensure that you and any other kitchen staff are presented in a clean, laundered uniform

To maintain sympathetic contact with residents and notify any sign of need or potential problem to support staff and/or management

Be prepared to order food supplies, taking care to ensure that the best value for money is achieved.

Carry out stock rotation and regular audits of stock to ensure stock is either used prior to the recommended consumption date or disposed of appropriately.

Ensure that all food stock is stored according to recommended guidelines

Ensure that food temperature records are produced and recorded on a daily basis in line with current requirements

Ensure that the fridges and freezers are defrosted, well maintained and all items stored in them are labelled and kept on appropriate shelves

Ensure all catering equipment and cooking utensils and cleaned appropriately and stored away safely.

Ensure that the kitchen area, including the hob, oven, microwave, sinks, bowls and all work surfaces are cleaned to a high standard and EHD specifications on a daily basis and are fit for purpose.

Ensure that storage cupboards are sorted and cleaned on a regular basis.

At all times wear appropriate, clean clothing including a tabard or apron at all times when working in the kitchen and ensure that hair is covered by a hat.

Report and record any accidents that occur in the kitchen area using the appropriate reporting form and report any defects in equipment to the Duty or Centre Manager as soon as possible.

Follow good practice guidelines in relation to hand washing at all times particularly before and after preparing food and after handling uncooked meat and ensure that any open wounds are covered appropriately.

Take responsibility for cleaning up spillages promptly and that the kitchen floor is washed daily with appropriate materials, ensuring all wet flooring is clearly signed.

Be responsible for the management of health and safety in the kitchen area and be prepared to provide verbal instruction to other workers on the health, safety and hygiene aspects of working in the kitchen area.

Attend relevant training as instructed by management.

Ensure appropriate Fire Equipment is accessible and any defects reported to the Centre Manager immediately.

To work to a weekly cleaning rota to ensure the kitchen is kept to a high standard of cleanliness

To assist in teaching basic kitchen skills if required.

Ensure that all kitchen linen is in the laundry process; e.g. dirty linen is put on to wash, clean wet linen is put on to dry, dry linen is folded and stored appropriately.

To ensure that all required checklists are completed for all duties.

To take responsibility for continuous improvement in service delivery and working practices.

To implement and adhere to Falcon Support Services policies and procedures as well as any specific local procedures.

To develop team spirit and co-operative working across staff team.

To undertake any additional tasks and/or duties as deemed necessary in order to meet the requirements of funders, partner agencies or any other such organisations.


To undertake any such additional duties that are reasonably commensurate with the level of this post.

To work shifts in accordance with the established rota. (Bank Holidays and weekends are included in rota)

To undertake/attend any training and/or meetings as required by the job role.

To promote a positive image of Falcon Support Services, working as part of an integrated team.

Ensure all aspects of the Group Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety policies are implemented effectively.

Every employee has a responsibility to ensure that their work complies with the financial Regulations of the charity.

Due to the nature of work, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will therefore require you to disclose all criminal convictions and comply with a DBS check.

To develop Falcon Support Services commitment to equal opportunities and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.

All employees are required by Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list but to indicate the main responsibilities of the post. It will be reviewed periodically to take into account changes and developments in-service requirements. Any changes will be discussed fully with the jobholder.

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