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Head Cook - Care homes

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£12.96 Per Hour
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

£500 Welcome Bonus

We are currently looking for a Head Cook to join the Excelcare team at Wilows Care Home in Great Linford, Milton Keynes.

Excelcare is a family owned care home group established for over 30 years. Offering great care every day is central to everything we do.

What you can expect:

  • Salary: £12.96 per hour
  • Full time role working from Monday - Sunday. You will be required to work alternate weekends.

Main Duties:

  • Overall responsibility for the catering services within the Home
  • Responsibility for the training, supervision, appraisal, and performance management of the catering team
  • Cook using fresh ingredients made from scratch
  • Prepare weekly food rotas and menus, paying attention to any special dietary requirements
  • Communication of information to senior members of staff relevant to ordering stock and menu planning
  • Assist Healthcare Professionals around dietician
  • Complying with and developing Risk Assessments
  • Maintain quality assurance systems within the kitchen
  • Have a full understanding of Health & Safety as well as Food Hygiene issues, COSHH, and working within the guidelines relating to cross infection
  • Ensure that the nutritional content of the meals provided cater for the dietary needs of all residents

What you will need:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Food production and cooking.
  • Minimum of two years experience in a catering background.
  • A years experience managing a team.

What we offer in return for your hard work:

  • £500 Welcome Bonus
  • 28 Days holiday including bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking
  • Enhancement to pay on bank holidays
  • Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding £300 for every person you refer
  • DBS certificate paid by Excelcare
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Funded qualifications via the apprenticeship programme (where required)
  • Paid uniform
  • Employee of the month - £100 for outstanding contribution
  • Free learning and development

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If you are interested in this position please apply online today, we look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Job Reference: 702713220-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Excelcare Holdings
    Excelcare Holdings
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £12.96 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent