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Cook
Ref: CYG34748

Location
The Paddocks, WA8 5UY
Salary
£24,819 Per Annum
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Tuesday 5 March 2024

Join Our New Flagship Acquired Brain Injury Service:

Cygnet Paddocks is our New purpose built, Flagship Acquired Brain Injury Service located in Widnes, Cheshire set to open its doors in June 2024.

We are looking for an outstanding Chef/Cook who’s passionate about food and wants to make a difference. 

You’ll be working 40 hours a week (8am -7pm across 7 days) at Cygnet Paddocks, creating an excellent experience for the people in our care. 

Cygnet Paddocks will offer an extensive Neuropsychiatric treatment, care and rehabilitation pathway which is unique in its ability to provide a dedicated pathway to meet the complex needs of service users within their care.

Supporting the level 1 Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation Pathway for the North West, with a focus exclusively on Adult Males. Paddocks has individually designed wards to facilitate a clear and distinctive care and treatment pathway for those affected by an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI); where behaviours that challenge are the overarching impairment to recovery and rehabilitation.

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development.

You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work.

With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career in a vibrant, supportive culture tailored to help you thrive.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while being part of an organisation that cares about helping people.


Your day-to-day... 

  • Prepare, cook & serve nutritional, balanced and appetising meals
  • Provide special diets, taking into account individual preferences & needs  
  • Liaise with nursing colleagues to meet patients’ nutritional & dietary needs 
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen, service areas & dining room
  • Ensure compliance with health & safety standards and Food Hygiene Regulations 
  • Handle, maintain & store kitchen equipment in accordance with Cygnet procedures 
  • Use chemicals in line with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Strong career progression opportunities 
  • Expert supervision & support
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • “Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount saving

You are... 

  • A skilled Chef/Cook who can work under pressure 
  • Preferably experienced in the care sector 
  • Able to plan nourishing & attractive menus within available budgets
  • The holder of a food hygiene certificate, with good personal hygiene standards
  • Polite & professional, with a positive attitude to internal & external quests at all times
  • An excellent communicator able to liaise with people at all levels
  • Able to work under your own initiative, as part of a team & under supervision
  • [Qualified in catering to City & Guilds 706: 1 & 2 level or NVQ Level 2/3] 

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Cygnet has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.
 

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