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Casual Cook

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Flexible 

Salary:£19,171 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Casual 

Location:The Oaks Residential Home, Campbell Street, St. Anns, Nottingham, NG3 1GZ 


Closing date:29 March 2020 at midnight 

We are looking for reliable and hardworking Cooks, to work at The Oaks Residential Home in St. Ann’s.

Candidates will be engaged on a casual basis and given a full induction before being offered shifts. Shifts are paid at £9.94/hour plus Casual Holiday Enhancement.

This is a great role for those looking for flexibility and variety in their work, and can fit around other commitments during the week.

There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

Job Role

The Oaks is a modern residential unit for elderly citizens with a range of needs, including dementia. Citizens may be either short term or longer term residents, depending on their identified needs and circumstances.

The successful candidate will provide a flexible, culturally appropriate catering service to meet the needs of both internal and external Citizens, staff and visitors, and lead the kitchen throughout the day (including service times)

The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily management of catering staff and the provision of well presented nutritious meals, that meet any specific dietary or cultural requirements.

This role includes menu planning, food ordering and managing the food budget, under the supervision of the Catering Manager.


Essential Requirements

1. Able to provide economical, nutritious, well-presented meals of good quality that meet the nutritional needs of service users, within the resources available. Able to cater for special diets relating to culture, health or religion.

2. Able to manage the food budget and keep records for food budgeting, stock control and cash handling.

3. Awareness of the responsibilities under the Food Safety Act and associated legislation relating to food, kitchen and personal hygiene.

4. Able to delegate work to and supervise catering staff.

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specifications, which are attached further down on this page.


For informal enquiries please contact the Business Performance Team at asc.vacancies@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

You can also email us your telephone number, to request a call back to discuss the roles.


Useful Information for Applicants

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed

We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk