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Vacancy Summary
Estuary Housing
£14,608 per annum
Working Pattern:
Full Time
33 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
27/08/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

The Role:

We’re looking for a cook to join Leyland Court, a sheltered service for 24 elderly residents in central Southend. The key purpose of this busy role is to provide a high-quality, nutritious lunchtime meal to the people who live at Leyland Court.

Working in conjunction with the service’s project worker, the cook will be responsible for providing nutritious meals for our residents, ensuring that individual choice and dietary requirements are catered for and an excellent standard of health, safety and cleanliness is upheld at all times.


The successful candidate will possess previous experience in a cooking or catering role; knowledge of Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and COSHH regulations are also essential. Previous experience within a care home/healthcare setting would be desirable.

You will also need to demonstrate good communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team and a commitment to upholding the rights, privacy and dignity of people with disabilities.

Please note you will be required to work on a rota basis, which will include weekends and bank holidays.

Value-based recruitment

Estuary has a value-based recruitment policy which means our selection process is aligned with our core values of Excellence, Care and Innovation - this ensures that, when recruiting, we find the right person with the right values and expected behaviours for the job, who will strive to provide excellent services to the people we support.  This supplements our requirements for essential and desirable skills, knowledge and abilities for each role.

Safeguarding & Recruitment                                      

Estuary is committed to safeguarding and practices safer recruitment standards and expects all staff to share the commitment to safeguarding children and people with care and support needs. The successful applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. This post is also subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Equality & Diversity

At Estuary Housing Association we are committed to embedding equality and diversity at the heart of our work. We aim to be an inclusive organisation, where individual differences are respected, where staff, people who use services, as well as their families and carers, are treated with dignity and on the basis of their merits, abilities and needs, and where everyone has a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential without suffering discrimination or disadvantage

The closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

Interviews will take place week commencing 9th September 2019.

How to apply
Please apply for this role using the online application form. You will find the form attached as a link to this job advertisement. If you take the option to register with us you can save your details and do not have to complete the form in one sitting. If you are unable to use the online process please contact 01702 463268 (24 hour answer service), quoting the reference and closing date and we will send you an application pack.