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Job Description

Service Care Solutions are pleased to present an exciting opportunity supporting our established client to recruit an experienced Chef for a Permanent opportunity in the Lancaster area. The successful candidate will provide high quality nutritionally balanced meals to support service users and residents, contributing to the seamless functions of care and operational effectiveness within the home. This is a full-time opportunity. Part-time applications will also be considered.

Our Client are a private healthcare provider specialising in recovery and rehabilitation for individuals with complex and enduring mental health needs. The services is an award-winning, purpose built home supporting Adults and Older Adults with Dementia and Respite Care. The service achieved a rating of 'GOOD' from their latest CQC Inspection.

Job Purpose: Chef / Cook

Pay: £26,000 per annum + £150 SCS Welcome Bonus

Location: Lancaster

Working Hours: 40 Hours per Week

Shifts: 07:00-18:00

Key Responsibilities:

  • To adhere to all aspects of kitchen production so that food is prepared to a high standard and that deadlines are met accordingly.
  • To support the Head Chef to undertake the daily operational responsibility to ensure that the kitchen runs smoothly in direct relation to cleanliness, tidiness, supplies, and waste control.
  • To support the Head Chef to manage a stock control system that ensures there are always adequate supplies of food and kitchen supplies.
  • To operate an effective system of reporting and monitoring incidental, emergency, and planned maintenance requirements.
  • Minimise food waste when preparing meals and use equipment correctly.
  • To support the Head Chef to order catering consumables from nominated suppliers in line with the company policy.
  • To be responsible for checking and signing in any deliveries as required in line with local policies and procedures.
  • To support the Head Chef to complete audits for the kitchen as required and provide necessary support with appropriate action plans.
  • To support the Head Chef to co-produce with residents the menus for the home taking into account the content, dietary requirements, balance and nutritional values, in line with agreed budget.
  • To support the Head Chef to consult with residents on a regular basis to ensure that their needs and choices are being met.
  • To support the Head Chef to implement and maintain all cleaning schedules including deep cleaning.
  • To be familiar with all fire and other similar regulations and evacuation procedures.
  • To comply with statutory and legislative requirements regarding food hygiene, COSHH, Health and Safety at Work and infection control.


  • Previous experience as a Chef/Cook


  • £150 Welcome Bonus, paid via Service Care Solutions
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan Benefits Package
  • Discounted Gym Membership (through Health Cash Plan Benefits Package)
  • Store Discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Blue Light Card Membership
  • Free On-Site Parking


  • Welcome Bonus - £150
  • Referral Bonus - up to £750
  • Agency Switch Bonus - £150

*Terms and conditions apply. The listed bonuses are paid via Service Care Solutions.