Somerset House, care home in Wheldrake near York, require a temporary cook to cover long term sickness, which may lead to a full time contract,  Hours of work will be 46hrs a week which will be on a shift rota pattern, this will include some weekends and bank holidays.  Rate of pay £7.50 per hour – £7.83 from the 1st of April

There is accommodation available with this post, within the staff house which is in the grounds of Somerset House, paying £250 a month which includes all bills (excluding internet)

Duties to include

To prepare three meals a day and evening snacks where required for service users in the care home taking into consideration varying diets and needs.  To liaise with nursing staff when appropriate (ie new admissions) or when requested regarding a service users dietary requirements and ensure that they are adhered to by all catering/kitchen staff.  To adhere to the menu each day offering service users choice of differing foods and maintain adequate documentation to evidence this.

Monitor and help to maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and store areas along with all equipment.

Experienced in working in an environment of older people is preferred but not essential.  The cook must be experienced in cooking from basic ingredients.

A catering qualification such as NVQ or 706/1 and 706/2 is preferred but not essential.   To hold a Basic Food Hygiene certificate which is current and up to date.


Full DBS check will be required

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