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Hours of work: 34 hours per week (including weekends and bank holidays)

For an informal discussion, please contact Carly Fellows , Emma Beadle or Natalie Gaymer on 01424 723020

Are you interested in people? Do you want to make a difference to change someone's world and yours? Could you support someone who needs help to live their best life?

Do you have a passion for cooking and would like to be part of a kitchen team that offers  healthy and balanced meals to clients in a Learning Disability service?

Do you enjoy creating menus and adapting meals to suit client's dietary requirements, if so this role may interest you?

Your core values are what interests us about you the most. You will receive excellent training opportunities, a thorough induction and supervision as part of our commitment to you.

Greenwood is a countywide respite service for adults with Learning Disabilities in Bexhill, which was refurbished to a high standard offering a hotel style service. All 14 bedrooms have en-suite facilities. We have interactive sensory equipment and the latest in assistive technology to enhance the experience of guests staying with us.

The service provides a fun holiday experience during guests respite stays and opportunities to meet new friends.

In this role you will be required to follow Summer and Winter menus and adhere to cleaning regimes to an excellent standard to maintain our 5 Star food hygiene rating.

This role will include the following: Ordering, preparation, cooking, deep cleaning, stock take, stock rotation, completion of paperwork and adhering to systems in place, adjusting menus, liaising with fellow cook, staff and management team, communicating with guests.

Coronavirus has been a key learning experience for all services. Cooks would need to have a positive and flexible attitude to working in Adult Social Care. All staff would be required to work across Learning Disability Services when required.

We are looking for a Cook  for our respite service in Bexhill. Greenwood has 14 ensuite bedrooms and offers short term breaks with a range of activities both within the building and grounds and out in the community.  

In addition to a highly competitive salary, we offer an exciting range of staff benefits, from our in-house health and wellbeing services to fantastic discounts and deals from major brands and local businesses, across a range retailers.

If you are interested please call us for an informal chat- we'd love to hear from you!


This role is eligible for the ESCC Refer a Friend scheme. This means, if you have been recommended by your friend who is an ESCC employee to apply for this role, you need to state it in your application form. You could then both be eligible for an incentive payment. Ask your ESCC friend about the scheme.


Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

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 Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1205/24685

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Bexhill on sea

  • Salary
  • £19,264 to £19,650 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 10 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 34

  • Job type
  • Catering - Unqualified