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Second Cook (Willow Bank, Worcester)

Willow Bank Residential Home in Pershore near Worcester, is looking for a talented and experienced Second Cook to join the team, working 30 hours per week in our kitchen.


As the Cook you will be a part of the kitchen team under the instruction of the Kitchen Manager. You will work to create inspiring mealtimes for residents at the home, catering to all preferences and dietary requirements. You will need to enjoy interacting and communicating with the elderly as there will be regular contact with our residents. You will need to have up to date knowledge of food health and hygiene and it would be beneficial to have knowledge on fortified diets and soft diets, but we can train you on this if need be.


· Several years of experience in hospitality/catering is required

· Level 2 Food & Hygiene is required

· A City & Guilds Catering qualification would be ideal but is not a requirement

· Passionate about food, local produce and fresh ingredients

· Good level of English

· A good team player

· Excellent time management skills

· Prioritising resident and relative needs and offering personalised menus when required

· Honest and kind person who can work under pressure

· Previous experience in a care home is beneficial


· Extra paid day off on your birthday

· Refund on your DBS check after probation is passed

· Competitive rates of pay with the opportunity to increase this through training and development

· Annual wage reviews

· Opportunity for overtime where possible

· Free hot meals on a long shift

· Free uniforms provided

· Paid breaks

· Free parking

· Special bank holiday pay rates on major bank holidays

· Learning & Development – free training (you are paid to attend training) and personalised training plans

· Recognition Rewards – e.g. employee of the month

· Friend Referral Reward Scheme

· Parties & Events