Cook – Hospice, Blackburn, East Lancashire (part time £7,527) -

Cook – Hospice, Blackburn, East Lancashire (part time £7,527)

| Job ID: AHCOOK | £16000 - £19000 per annum


This East Lancashire Hospice provides a special way of caring to people with a life limiting illness and their families. We provide meals, snacks and event catering for patients, staff, volunteers and guests to the hospice. Serving around 50-100 people each day.

We aim to provide a first class experience delivering safe, nutritious, delicious, well presented food that enhances choice and wellbeing and demonstrates value for money. We are seeking a Cook and Catering Assistant to join our team.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and are looking for:

A key member of the catering team to deliver a first class dining experience to patients, visitors, volunteers and staff and providing safe, nutritious, delicious, well-presented food that enhances choice and wellbeing.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare, cook and present appetising and delicious food meeting quality standards in terms of taste, presentation and customer care.
  • Contribute to the development of a seasonal, inspiring and innovative menu reflecting a home cooked, bistro style that uses fresh produce, meets all dietary requirements, provides choice and caters to the identified preferences of our patients, staff, volunteers and guests.
  • Support staff in provision of cooking activities for members of CaST by provision of ingredients, recipes and advice
  • Communicate all patient’s dietary needs to catering staff
  • Support provision of catering for hospice events by assisting the Head of Catering with planning, preparation, cooking and presenting food to the given brief
  • Contribute to ordering and storage of supplies to ensure stock is available
  • Respond quickly and effectively to requests by patients or visitors for snacks with a positive helpful attitude
  • Supervise, inspire and motivate the Catering Assistants and Volunteers, working alongside them, leading by example, setting the pace and ensuring quality standards are met recognising and praising good performance and highlighting areas for improvement

What we can offer you:

  • The post holder will work 15 hours flexibly across 7 days as per roster
  • Competitive salary – £ 18,818 (Pro rata: £7,527)
  • A friendly and welcoming work environment where you’ll feel fully involved and valued
  • The satisfaction you and your team contribute to providing a special way of caring of our patients and their families

All enquiries and any further information regarding the above can be obtained direct from Cummins Mellor –

Application forms and Job descriptions are available on request – please contact Cummins Mellor Recruitment on 01254 239363.