Cook

Job Description: Cook for Day Provision for young adults aged 19-25 with complex learning and/or physical difficulties.

Responsible to: Centre Manager

Hours: 10am -2pm Mon - Fri (20 hours per week)

Pay: £8.50 Per Hour

Role and Responsibilities -

  • Purchase, prepare, cook and present high quality, healthy and nutritious food within budget and with minimum wastage.

  • Create menu plans that are appropriate, appetising and cater for our clients’ dietary requirements.

  • Proactively seek best value products and supplies and maintain appropriate stock levels.

  • Place an on-line weekly shopping order based on the menu requirements.

  • Keep accurate records of supplies and costs, providing detailed accounts to the Centre manager on a monthly basis.

  • Work in collaboration with the centre manager, senior support assistant and leader of learning to develop ways in which food purchasing can be incorporated into learning activities for the clients

  • Responsible for the effective daily management of the kitchen by maintaining high standards to ensure a clean, tidy, safe and pleasant environment.

  • Work alongside the Management Team to ensure compliance with all legal and company requirements for fire, safety, health, food handing, storing and hygiene and that necessary paperwork is completed.

  • Maintain an excellent understanding and working knowledge of all aspects of Health and Safety e.g. Risk Assessments, COSHH etc.

  • Check premises daily and remove or action any potential hazards and raise and any concerns to the Centre Manager.

  • Liaise with outside agencies i.e. Environmental Health Officers and suppliers to ensure high standards of food hygiene and quality of supplies are maintained

  • Responsible and lead on any inspections relating to the kitchen areas e.g. Environmental Health.

  • Attend and comply with any training on Health and Safety, Food Safety, etc.

  • Promote good hygiene practices, maintain high standards of cleanliness and comply with current dress and personal hygiene regulations.

  • Keep accurate and up to date records including but not limited to:

  • Budgets, receipts and delivery paperwork

  • Health and safety reporting and documentation

  • Service agreements

  • Hazard reporting

  • Support the Centre Manager in handling any compliments and

  • Offer excellent levels of customer service to all clients and visitors.

  • Work in co-operation and partnership with the FHL team and parents/carers to encourage a healthy and nutritious diet for clients.

  • Support, promote, implement and adhere to all policies as appropriate to your job role.

General Responsibilities

As a professional, progressive and supportive organisation, Future Horizons Leeds expects all colleagues to:

  • Embrace, understand and promote the ethos of FHL and to understand the roles they play as part of the team to provide high levels of care and education for our clients.

  • Abide by the FHL Code of Conduct and all other policies, procedures and regulatory requirements and guidelines relating to their role.

  • Comply with health and safety guidelines and take reasonable care to keep themselves and others safe.

  • Ensure safeguarding procedures are followed in line with Local Authority and FHL guidelines and legislation.

  • Maintain confidentiality and respond appropriately to issues regarding confidentiality, for example, being aware of personal information regarding our clients.

  • Work in collaboration with colleagues and others and FHL stakeholders.

  • Keep job knowledge up to date through company and external training, showing a commitment to professional development.

  • Act as a positive representative of FHL by modelling and maintaining a professional approach and behaviours at all times.

  • Demonstrate a proactive approach, using initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting tasks done.

  • Show a willingness to undertake additional roles to meet the needs of the provision, clients and colleagues.

  • Be flexible and perform any other duties as required by the Centre Manager within the scope and spirit of the role.

For further information or to arrange visit, please contact Elaine Cooper, Centre Manger on 0113 2747894