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Weekend Assistant Cook – Part time

Sanctuary Supported Living


Under 10000

Part time

Sanctuary Supported Living

Closing - 31 Aug 2023

Weekend Assistant Cook Part Time Montague Road, Felixstowe

£11.05 per hour, 16 hours per week – Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm

Would you like to work in an award-winning team? Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to going above and beyond to care and support for our residents with mental health needs/ and or dementia, and we’ve got a Suffolk Care Award to prove it. Our Cooks will enjoy steady hours with no split-shifts compared to other areas of the catering world, which may be a good choice if you have a family to consider or you don’t necessarily want to be working late nights. We’re seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Cook to join our kitchen team at Montague Road and prepare delicious, nutritious food for our residents who enjoy mealtimes as a highlight of their day. From a full English breakfast to jam roly-poly, we pride ourselves on offering a high standard of home-cooked food for a variety of diets that might require blended options, soft options, or other adjustments for special health requirements. Whilst being hands-on in the kitchen, you’ll also be competent at placing orders and completing paperwork and occasionally willing to get involved in stock taking. We have the top score from the Food Standards Agency for cleanliness, food safety, and handling and you’ll be expected to help us uphold our five-star rating. Sanctuary Supported Living provides a comprehensive induction programme, as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. We also have a great employee reward and wellbeing scheme, which supports physical, mental, and financial health. This position would also suit a Line Cook, Chef, Assistant Chef or Commis Chef.


The Role –

Assisting with the planning and creation of nutritionally balanced meals for our residents – Promoting and monitoring food hygiene and safety standards – Carrying out risk assessments and cleaning the kitchen to a high standard – Assisting with the supervision and development of staff


Skills & Experience –

Previous experience of working in a catering environment – A valid food hygiene certificate is essential – NVQ2 in Hospitality & Catering – Proven knowledge of health and safety procedures – Excellent cooking skills with an understanding of produce and ingredients – Good interpersonal and customer care skills

Why Work for us?

We’re united in working together to help customers on their pathways for independence, and our people are the single, biggest influence on our success. No matter your job – delivering support directly or working in our offices to support our frontline teams – your work makes a difference every day.


We won the West Midlands Care Employer Award 2022-23, in recognition of our commitment to our staff and supporting our teams to be their best. We’ve also been awarded Investors in People Gold status for the second time – because we value our people and have a strong focus on inclusion, teamwork, and empowerment. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment where you can grow and thrive. And like our customers, we know everyone is different, and we’ll support you to be your best self. We’ll develop your skills and experiences, celebrate success, and turn any setbacks into motivation.


Are you ready to be your best?

Brilliant work deserves brilliant benefits! As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, here are just some of the ways we’ll reward you: – £11.05 per hour – At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service (plus public holidays) – A pension scheme with employer contributions – A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers – Health and well-being plans – Life assurance – Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working – Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme – A wide range of learning and development opportunities We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living.


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our careers page, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Together we can be our best so that our customers can be their best. #BeYourBest


Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for. Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.

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