Assistant Cook - Westfields



Assistant Cook - Westfields Care Home

Swaffham, Norfolk

Norse Group support a growing number of care homes across the region in delivering a full catering service for their residents. Our service is centred on using locally sourced produce to prepare healthy meals throughout the day.

Our Norfolk based team currently have a new vacancy for an Assistant Cook, giving you the opportunity to assist in the running of the kitchen of Westfields Care Home in Swaffham. 

You will use your catering and culinary knowledge to help prepare, cook and deliver tasty and nutritious meals to the residents of the home. You will help the area manager define menu choices with the clients, utilising freshly sourced produce to create healthy meals.

Role Details:

This role will offer you 16.5 hours per week, on the following rota:

  • Week 1 – Tuesday 07:30-14:30 & 15:00-18:30 and Wednesday 07:30-14:30
  • Week 2 – Tuesday 07:30-14:30 and Wednesday 07:30-14:30 & 15:00-18:30

Our Ideal Candidate:

It is expected that you can bring a combination of experience, knowledge and aptitude to the role, demonstrated by; 

  • Previous experience in a hands-on cooking / catering role 
  • Capable of managing the daily operations of catering staff
  • Knowledge of menu design and planning 
  • Understanding of kitchen health & safety guidelines
  • Confident communicating with a variety of clients and colleagues

Whilst previous catering experience would be a great help to you, it is not a requirement. We would also like skilled and passionate home cooks to apply for the position as full and comprehensive training and support will be given to the successful applicant.

What we can offer you

Alongside a positive working environment and a commitment to reinvesting in training for our staff, we offer:

  • Our Statutory Nest Pension Scheme.
  • 20 days Annual Leave (plus 8 Bank Holidays).
  • Statutory Sickness Scheme.
  • Access to Group wide benefits and offers.

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out on the successful applicant. Please click here for details of our DBS policy relating to the recruitment of ex-offenders.

We are committed to employment practices and behaviours which encourage diversity, promote equality of treatment and eliminate unlawful and or unfair discrimination.

Please read the attached job description and person specification to ensure you meet the criteria for the role before applying.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful and will not be progressed to the next stage