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Cook Vacancies – South Lakes

Could you be the right person for our team?

Are you hardworking, flexible, and friendly?

It takes someone special to work in care – do you have what it takes?

We have opportunities for motivated, compassionate, and flexible people to join our South Lakes homes as Cooks. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced cook to join our team and develop their knowledge and skills, especially with nutrition and dietary planning. The successful candidates will be passionate about making a difference in the resident’s lives, as each of their dietary and care needs will be catered to.

As a cook, you will be required to plan, prepare, and serve meals that are nutritionally balanced and that meet specific dietary needs. You will support the day to day running of the kitchen, maintaining the highest standards, completing paperwork, and ensuring adherence to infection control and Environmental Health procedures. The right candidates will learn and understand the individual needs of each resident, developing and adapting their meal plans to meet their nutritional needs.

Previous experience in a residential home is not required, but we would love to hear from candidates with an awareness of Diabetic meals and high nutrition recipes, as well as people with a willingness to think outside the box and adapt to the varied needs of our residents. Ideally you will be a genuinely caring and dedicated individual, who has a willingness to learn and is a great team player. You will be joining friendly, hardworking teams, who always strive to ensure an environment of safety and respect.

Joining our teams and working as a part of the Cumbria Care service, offers many opportunities for candidates, and we pride ourselves in the training and development we offer employees and how we can support you on your career pathway. An up to date Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is required for these posts.

We offer full training and support to make sure you are confident and ready to provide great support to our residents. All our homes have full PPE available for staff and full training to ensure you know how to use it to keep you safe. You will also have the option to be tested regularly for Covid-19 alongside all staff members to protect staff and residents.

We currently have hours available at Maudes Meadows Residential Home Kendal and Christian Head Kirkby Stephen, but are always looking for interested candidates across South Cumbria. If you are friendly and like working as part of a large team we can offer you a rewarding opportunity in Cumbria Care.

To Apply

To apply to join our service, please complete the attached application form (press the ‘Apply Now’ button). If shortlisted, we will contact you directly and you will be invited to a virtual interview with Registered Managers from our homes.

For an informal discussion with one of our Registered Managers, please contact Resourcing@Cumbria.gov.uk and we can arrange this for you.

DBS Checks

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and if successful at interview, a DBS Enhanced Check with Adults Barred List will be processed. 

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.

Disability Confident Employer

Cumbria County Council is a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ and we welcome applications from anyone with disabilities. As part of our commitment to positive action, we will automatically invite a disabled applicant to interview, provided that they meet the essential criteria for the post that they have applied for.

We will also provide any requested reasonable adjustments required throughout the recruitment process. Disability information is not used in any recruitment selection process.

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