Job Ref: 13942  |  



Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire

Salary: £8.35 - £8.70

Hours of work: 36 hours


The Orders of St John Care Trust is the 2nd largest not for profit care provider in the UK specialising in providing high quality, person centred care for older people, in care homes and extra care housing. As a charity we ensure that any revenue goes straight back into our homes meaning our residents and staff are well looked after.

Whitefriars Residential Home, One of the finest Georgian towns in England!

Whitefriars Care Home, Lincolnshire offers compassionate, individualised residential and dementia care for up to 57 residents. The home is situated in a quiet residential location, close to the historic centre of Stamford. The town centre is within walking distance and there are local amenities close by, including Stamford & Rutland hospital, retail park and leisure pool.

Care charity and provider The Orders of St John Care Trust are respected in the care sector for a flexible range of care provision, making the most of voluntary sector contributions to help vulnerable adults achieve a more dignified lifestyle.

We are currently looking to recruit a Cook to join our team!

The post holder is accountable to the Manager for providing a catering service for the Home

and where necessary the provision of meals for other day centre’s, luncheon clubs and community meals.

To understand the need to promote the privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and

fulfilment of all clients, treating everyone with respect.


Principal Duties

Undertake menu planning in consultation with the Chef.

Oversee and participate in the preparation and cooking and serving of main meals, snacks, cakes, etc. in accordance with specified menus.

Ensure menus are displayed showing choices.

Determine quantities to be cooked and size of portions to be served, taking into account

diets to meet medical, ethnic and personal needs.

Check quantity and quality of stock received and notify suppliers of deficiencies.

Where meals are provided for another establishment and the community, oversee the packaging of the meals in the absence of the Chef.

Oversee washing and cleaning of floors, crockery, utensils, work surfaces and other kitchens equipment to ensure that the necessary hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained in the kitchen and dining room as appropriate.

Ensure that the appropriate clothing, including head wear, is worn at all times in

accordance with the Trust’s guidelines.

Co-operate fully with the statutory inspections and implement recommendation as appropriate.

Act as Supervisor to the Kitchen Staff Team on shift.

Deputise for the Chef during his/her absence.

To undertake such other duties as may be determined from time to time within the general scope of the post and to be aware that social activities connected with the home may require voluntary work attendance outside normal working hours.


General Requirements

In addition to the above, there are some general requirements that apply to all jobs in the

Care Centre:

Take responsibility for the safeguarding of adults, and follow the Trust’s whistle blowing

policy as required.

Participation in staff meetings.

Participation in training activities.

Participation in staff supervision and appraisal.

Participate in quality assurance systems.

Take responsibility for personal development by keeping abreast of developments in the

field of caring for older people.

All duties must be carried out to comply with:-

o Notification of accidents and other Health and Safety requirements.

o Statutory legislation, in particular the Health and Hygiene regulations.

o Nationally and locally agreed Codes of Good Practice.

o Fire precautions.

o Equal opportunity principles and the Trusts anti-discriminatory policy.


Health and Safety

To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of anybody else who may be

affected by your acts of omissions.


Additional Information

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 36
Salary Type: Hourly
Hourly Rate: £8.35
What level of DBS check? Enhanced
Full Job Description: Download Full Job Description

Vacancy closing date: Thursday, 6th June - 2019 22:55

How to Apply

Apply online

Fill out the online application form to apply for this position

If you are unable to complete an online application, please click here to download a copy of the application form.