Assistant Cook (Fixed Term 6 months)

Closing Date: 23rd July 2024

Role: Assistant Cook
Hours: 20 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term – 6 months
Salary: £12,376 per annum (pro rata of £22,896 per annum)
Closing date: 23/07/2024

Wigan & Leigh Hospice is a wonderful place to work. Our staff are our greatest asset providing the very highest standard of care. All our teams are all part of the Hospice team: working together to make the Hospice the best it can be. We have achieved Outstanding in the last CQC inspection. Our values: Compassion, Accessibility, Respect, Excellence, are at the heart of everything we do.

We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • A warm and welcoming working environment,
  • 35 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, increasing with length of service,
  • Contributary pension scheme,
  • Free car parking,
  • Subsidised lunches,
  • Cycle to Work Scheme,
  • Shopping, leisure and holiday discounts,
  • On demand GP,
  • Westfield Health Health Cash Plan,
  • Life Assurance,
  • A range of Wellbeing initiatives.

The available role
As an Assistant Cook you will assist in the preparation of a balanced, nutritious diet for patients within a controlled hygienic environment. You will ensure food is available for purchase by both visitors and workers, working under direction of the Catering team.

You will have previous experience of working within a kitchen environment, excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritise whilst ensuring the patients’ needs are met. It is desirable that you hold a Level 1 or 2 in Food Hygiene / Safety although this is not essential.

The shifts we cover are 08:00 – 13:00, 13:00 – 18:00, seven days a week.

This post is fixed term (6 months) to cover sickness and annual leave in the kitchen department.

How to apply
Applicants should submit up to date CV with a supporting statement setting out how you meet the criteria for the role to
Closing date: 23/07/2024

If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date, this will mean you have been unsuccessful this time.

Successful appointments will be subject to Standard Disclosure and Barring Services Check (DBS) check.

About us
Wigan and Leigh Hospice is a well-established charity which has been operating since 1983. We provide a wide range of palliative care services to people with advancing life-limiting illnesses of any diagnosis and to those people important to them. The support we offer is tailored to meet individuals’ physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.

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