Home Group

  • Location:
    County Durham
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Job Description

Appleton Lodge,
Permanent, Part Time (10 hpw)
Salary £18,200 (pro rota)
Plus brilliant benefits!
Strapline – that’s when it hits home!
At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. 
We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team where you’ll be responsible for the kitchen duties. You’ll order all the food, menu planning and ensure all health & safety regulations are in place. Appleton Lodge is a Supported Housing Scheme for adults with a wide range of memory problem who need extra support and care to enable them to live as independently as possible whilst domiciliary care packages are provided by Human Support Group, with carers on site 24 hours a day.
About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements.  To us we’re not just a team we’re a “work family”. Our manager is Karen Bell who has been with the organisation for 6 years. There are currently 5 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too! We have the lovely Debbie who is our Housing Management Worker and has been with the organisation for 3 years, Nicole our wonderful Support Co-ordinator who has been with the organisation for 2 years, Maria our very committed Apprentice who has been with the organisation for 8 months, and Barbara our fabulous Cook who has been with us for 7 months.
Working hours
You’ll work on a rota basis between the hours of 9.30am - 3.30pm and take your turn working weekends and bank holidays. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend it on doing the things that matter to you!
About you
You’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds.
As a cook you will be responsible for ensuring that all stock is recorded when received and expenditure records are maintained. You’ll plan and prepare all meals taking into account our diverse customer group to ensure all meals suit a variety of dietary needs and cultures.
If you’re not the biggest fan of technology, that’s not a problem to us. You do need to know that we are quite a high tech company and most of our application process and mandatory learning are online. However we’re glad to support you, if you need help. 
To make sure our customers are well supported, it’s important that you have worked in either a social housing or care setting environment before and have your level two in Food Safety.  Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help to you understand how things work at Home Group!
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Cook Job Description   and learn all about us and learn all about us on the about Home Group pages. We’ve also got these brilliant videos that show you all about working at Home Group, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!
To Apply
Just upload your CV and really importantly, your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!) We’ve also got some great templates to help you (if you need them). 
You’re unique!
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.