Cook – Elgin

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Cook - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract – Chandlers Court


Location: Elgin
Working hours: 8 hours per week, alternative weekends only
Remuneration: £10.28 per hour
Closing Date: 16th December 2021 noon
Reference: 136

Cook – Elgin (Fixed Term Contract for 6 Months) Hanover has been successfully housing and supporting people in Scotland for more than 40 years. Our core purpose is to help people feel safe and secure at home so they can live full and independent lives. We proudly provide and manage a wide range of housing throughout Scotland that enhances our residents’ quality of life.

Hanover continues to innovate and adapt to the challenges of tomorrow with personal protective equipment available, sustainable ICT systems, and control measures in place for the managed delivery of our services including strong adherence to social distancing practices throughout.

About the Role

Hanover are recruiting for a Cook on a 6 month fixed term contract. This post is based at our Chandlers Court development in Elgin and will involve working on average 8 hours every alternative weekend. The Cook Elgin post will see you undertaking domestic and ancillary tasks within our development based in Moray that puts its residents first. You will be cooking and serving light meals as well as serving pre-prepared food to a high standard. You will work individually (lone working within a kitchen environment) and as part of a staff team whilst being sensitive to the needs and independence of our older residents at all times.

Main Responsibilities

  • Planning in advance and maintaining procedures to ensure a varied, nutritious menu for customers. Preparing meals daily or in advance to cover all seven days of the week.
  • Cook, prepare, and serve meals to customers during duty hours and prepare other meals for distribution during meetings and events.
  • To maintain high standards of food hygiene and presentation and ensure Kitchen areas and all other areas satisfy health and safety regulation.
  • Utilise nominated suppliers and provide cost effective ordering programmes. Administer stock rotations, portion control and food records.

About You

  • To join us, you need to have a genuine passion for helping people.
  • Ideally, one year’s experience in a similar / equivalent role.
  • Hold or be willing to obtain REHIS food hygiene certificates.
  • Flexible approach to work with the ability to empathise with vulnerable adults.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and detachments in working with potentially vulnerable customers.
  • Basic IT Skills.
  • Working knowledge of nutrition and dietary requirements.
  • Basic awareness of health and safety including identification and reporting of risk.

What We Are Offering

Hanover is accredited with The Silver Investors in People Award. Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed are rewarded: 

  • Competitive Salary and Remuneration
  • Ongoing ‘on-the-job’ training
  • Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Hanover champions those that want to make a real impact. Apply today, do what you love and start your journey with Hanover Scotland.


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