Cook - Elizabeth House

£9.00 p/hr
Role type:
Part Time, Term-Time Only
40hrs weekly, 39 weeks per year
Contract type:
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Sunday 17 January 2021
Job Details:

At National Star we are driven by our vision for a world in which people with disabilities are able to realise their potential as equal and active citizens. We are one of the largest employers in Gloucestershire, with over 1000 employees at the moment. 

We are currently recruiting for a Cook to work at our residential site in Gloucester. We are recruiting on a full time permanent basis of 40 hours per week. These hours can include shift work, evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities of the Cook will include:

Work with residents, students and Facilitators to write menus which are healthy, nutritious and cost effective.

·Plan food preparation to the abilities of residents and/or staff on duty.

·Prepare food for or alongside students/residents

·Ensure that portion sizes meet student/resident requirements

·Ensure any special dietary requirements are met

·Ensure correct stock rotation is carried out. Ensure cost efficient ordering of food supplies.

·Ensure good standards of hygiene and cleanliness are adhered to in line with current legislation and guidance from environmental health and care standards.

·Maintain records including fridge temperatures, risk assessment, menu alterations and other environmental or inspection requirements. Raising any errors or additional work needed with the residential manager immediately.

The successful Cook will have:

Experience of food preparation for large or small numbers of people

Experience of budgeting

Experience of ordering food and supplies

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate 706/1/2 or equivalent

Good written English

Able to follow written safety instructions

·Good knowledge of Nutrition

·Able to work on a shift pattern to suit the requirements of the students/residents

Benefits of working with National Star:

·Excellent career development opportunities
·Competitive remuneration package
·Health Shield medical cover (after successful probation)
·Excellent working environment & facilities
·Award winning CPD department covering all training needs to include excellent comprehensive induction programme.

Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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