Beaulieu House

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Casual Cook, Ref: 45001994

Beaulieu House, Fairlee Road, Newport

Grade 4, £10.01 to £10.21 per hour

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 45001994

Closing Date: 30/04/2021

Hours: Variable covering weekdays (3pm – 6pm) and weekends (9am – 1pm)

Contract Type: Casual with flexible working


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated casual cook for Beaulieu House, Beaulieu House is a children's home and short breaks service for children with disabilities.


As a casual cook at Beaulieu House you can expect:


  • A comprehensive induction

  • Friendly and supportive team

  • Fun, enthusiastic and rewarding environment

  • Access to a broad range of professional training and development

  • Pension scheme

  • Staff Benefits Scheme: childcare benefits scheme, travel discounts (Hovertravel, Wightlink and red funnel) employee assistance programme and more!


The post holder will be creative and committed to providing nutritious 'home cooked style' meals for children. The post holder will be involved in developing a relationship with the children in the home and involving them in the creation of appetising and child friendly meals.


The post holder will be responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen areas and will need to understand the food standards regulations and contribute to Beaulieu House maintaining the 5-star food standards rating.


The post holder will hold a food hygiene certificate and be willing to undertake additional training relevant to the role.


For an informal discussion please contact Karen Debenham, on 01983 533024.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.


The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.


Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.


The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.