Job Title: Cook (Full Time)

Job Category: Catering & Hospitality

Job Locations: Bromley & South East London

Job Duration: Permanent

Worked Hours: 7am to 6:30pm one hour unpaid break ( 35 hours a week, 4 days on 4 days off basis)

Job Started: ASAP

Salary: £9.88 per hour



To contribute to the efficient running of the kitchen department for very well-known Care Homes based in Bromley and South London areas.


This Job Description is intended to provide a clear framework for the job holder and their manager to guide them in the requirements of the job.

It indicates only the main responsibilities and competencies of the post. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of tasks, procedures and policies.  It is the job holder’s responsibility to ensure that they are familiar with all procedures and policies relevant to the job.

Overview of Main Responsibilities (What the job involves)

Kitchen Responsibilities 

Ø  Supervisor of the kitchen function ensuring the smooth running of the shifts

Ø  Overseeing and assisting with quarterly kitchen audits and quarterly stock checks

Ø  Overseeing and assisting with seasonal menus

Ø  Overseeing quality and effective food ordering

Ø  Overseeing and ensuring all risk assessments, food guidelines and necessary paperwork are both completed, documented and easily accessible within the kitchens

Ø  To ensure handbooks are updated in each home as and when required by the operations manager

Ø  To check faulty equipment is being routinely logged as and when required and followed up

Ø  Oversee and ensure temperature checks are being carried out

Ø  To assist cooks with any required orders for the kitchen and send through any equipment  or non food requests to the operations manager.

Ø  To ensure all rotas are displayed correctly and any memos sent by the operations manager are also displayed accordingly.

Ø  Assist with the cooking of meals and snacks for residents within the guidelines laid down by the Services Manager.

Ø  Ensure  a high standard of hygiene when preparing food for the residents

Ø  Assist with food service by taking food and beverage trolley to the dining area within the home.

Ø  Assist with the preparation of Menu’s

Ø  Monitor provisions reporting to the operations manager ensuring stock levels are maintained

Ø  Assist with deliveries

Ø  Assist with washing up and putting away cutlery

Ø  Assist with cleaning rota

Engagement with staff  

Ø  Ensure staff work schedules are completed and paperwork signed and completed

Ø  Provide “On the job” training to all staff ensuring effective records are kept

Ø  Induction of new staff

Ø  Organise training for staff as directed by operations manager

Ø  Arrange staff meetings as and when needed.

Ø  Arrange regular supervisions with cooks and oversee the supervision of the Kitchen assistants

Engaging with residents

Ø  Assist residents at meal times or allocate staff where needed as directed by the Nurse in charge

Ø  Communicate positively with residents and relatives within the home promoting Mission Cares ethos and values

Working with colleagues

Ø  Work collaboratively and as part of a team with all colleagues in order to maintain the quality of catering within the home.

Ø  Assist colleagues in their duties where necessary in order to deliver the best level of service.

Professional Responsibility

Ø  To be familiar with, and adhere to the policies and procedures of the services department

Ø  To be aware of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) within the  kitchen.

Ø  To be familiar with food hygiene

Ø  To be familiar with the staff handbook

Ø  Maintain professional competence and knowledge.

Ø  Raise any issues of concern to Line Manager

Ø  To be responsible for completing time sheet and respecting working time directive

Ø  Attend mandatory training as directed by Line Manager

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