We are looking for a cook!!
We at Drove Road are looking for a new cook to join our team.
Please apply if you can plan, order and prepare varied and nutritious meals for a number of young people and staff.
Drove Road is an 8 bedded residential service who provide a mixture of short breaks and full-time placements for children and young people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour between the ages of 8 and 18.
Working Week: Sunday – Thursday 11am - 6pm
About the role
Our dedicated team of staff works hard to create a positive, safe, stimulating and homely environment in which each young person’s specific needs are met as well as being supported to develop and learn new skills whilst having fun.
We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference, is looking for an exciting role, the freedom to plan and source food to develop a nutritious and well balanced menu, excellent knowledge and practice of food safety guidelines, experience of managing a budget, logging purchases, VAT and transactions online, the want to help the team to promote the independence, choice, and rights of the young people, to work closely with the young people’s Lead Support Workers, build strong relationships and enable them to prepare food in a safe working environment.
Our kitchen is not separate from the rest of the home, it is accessed by staff and young people throughout the day.
Our cook will be fully involved in the day to day lives of the young people and staff team.
Due to this, having some experience of working with or a good knowledge of learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour is vital as this role will need to work around the ever-changing needs of the young people.
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the application process which you will find when you apply. Please read the document below 'Branching Questions Guidance'. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.