Assistant Cook

Posted on 15 March 2022

  • DirectorateBHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • LocationIreland Lodge, Brighton
  • Salary£19,650 - £20,043 (full time) (£10.19 - £10.39 per hour) plus weekend enhancement
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/25134/19712
Positions available 1
Working hours 15
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Catering - Unqualified
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Are you interested in supporting and caring for people with Dementia?

If so come and join our team here at Ireland Lodge
We are looking for a 15 hour (3 days a week) Assistant Cook to work on a rota basis. 
We are looking for someone to join our team of committed, friendly staff team in providing comprehensive meal planning and cooking with in our kitchen. 

Ireland Lodge is regulated by CQC and is situated in a residential area and has free parking facilities if  you choose to work here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Caroline Jenman Operations Manager or Tina Johns, Assistant Operations Manager, 01273 296140

About the role

The Assistant Cook post forms part of an essential rota of kitchen staff within Ireland Lodge. This is to order and prepare varied, nutritious and appetising meals for service users as part of the care offered to them. Often needing to provide specialist meals to meet particularly dietary requirements.

The Assistant Cook works with Kitchen Assistants to ensure the kitchen maintains safe delivery of food and cleanliness meeting essential food hygiene and infection control regulations.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (


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