Cook – Canterbury

Location: Canterbury

Status: Permanent, Full Time (40 hpw)

Salary: £25,217 per annum

Closing date: 04/08/2024

Pilgrims Hospices is looking for a friendly Cook to join our team on a full-time basis, producing fresh meals for patients and staff according to a daily menu at our Canterbury hospice site.

The Role

As a Cook you will work as part of a team to ensure our hospice can consistently cater a 365 day organisation.  Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Producing nutritionally balanced meals for patients, staff and visitors according to a daily menu.
  • Liaising with other professionals in respect of special diets, that might be required for individual patients.
  • Ensuring the required standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained at all times.
  • Providing supervision and guidance to Catering Assistants.
  • Deputising for the Head Chef as required.

The post holder must ensure that food preparation is completed to a high standard, in line with standards expected within a healthcare and catering environment.

Working Arrangements

This is a full-time role (40 hours per week) and is based at Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury. Working days will be between Monday and Sunday. The successful candidate will be required to work early and/or late shifts, between the hours of 6:30AM – 20:00PM.   You will be provided with on-site parking, a uniform and subsidised meals during your work day.

For more information about this role, please refer to the job description. 

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our hospices offer:

  • A great work-life balance with realistic working hours.
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card Membership Scheme.
  • Standard Life Workplace Pension. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside passionate people.
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning.

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice!

About You

To be successful in this role you should:

  • Have experience of working in a professional kitchen or similar environment
  • Possess Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and / or relevant catering qualifications
  • Ability to work using own initiative and without supervision
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

How to Apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please complete the attached application form.