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Hours of work: 18.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-Time 
Closing date: Sunday 02 October 2022
Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Mahendra Parmar, Building Manager, - 01323 466242

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team at the secure children's home in Hailsham. Hours are 18.5 hours a week, shift pattern to be discussed, working every other weekend, all year round including bank holidays. The salary scale is lifted to reflect a weekend working requirement. Working on a public holiday attracts enhanced hourly rates.

Duties include:

Preparing and serving lunch and dinner for young people and staff, some with specific dietary requirements.

Discussing with the young people what they would like to be included in the menus.

Ordering and shopping of food, drink, some equipment and cleaning products, checking deliveries and maintaining adequate stock levels.

Minimum of food hygiene level 2 and be prepared to complete level 3

Mostly lone working, with some periods of working with another cook, sharing the responsibility for hygiene and maintenance of the kitchen.

Creating healthy nutritious home cooked meals within a budget, and creating and implementing seasonal menus.

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/199534/26140

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hailsham

  • Salary
  • £19,264 - £19,650 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 02/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Children Services

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 18.5

  • Job type
  • Catering - Unqualified