Assistant Cook

Posted on 9 May 2023
  • Directorate BHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • Salary £23,194 - £23,620
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Wayfield Avenue Resource Centre

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Catering - Unqualified
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Do you enjoy cooking varied, appetising, nutritious, and appealing food, if so, we are looking for a person to join our small kitchen team at Wayfield Avenue Resource Centre which provides care & accommodation to people with severe and enduring mental health needs.

Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Claire Thaxter or Sarah Lines on 01273 295880

About the role

Wayfield Avenue is looking for a assistant cook to join the team

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience of cooking, preferable within a care setting
  • An understanding of the need to provide a varied diet that meets the needs of service users.
  • An understanding of different specialist diets such as low sodium, diabetic, fat enhancing or the willingness to undertake training to learn this.
  • Knowledge & experience of working in a professional kitchen ensuring high standards of food hygiene and infection control are maintained.
  • A flexible & resourceful approach to work situations.
  • Ability to work on their own and as part of a team.
  • An interest in their own professional development and motivation to attend training.
  • A willingness to support trainees / apprentices in their development.
  • The role includes working a fixed 2-week rota which includes some weekend and evening working till 7pm.
  • In return we can offer a job which makes a difference to people's lives together with a generous staff benefits package including
  • paid holidays.
  • career average pension scheme,
  • Blue Light Card staff discount scheme
  • access to extensive training and development in social care

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they 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 (Shortlisting questions 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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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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