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CARE - Cook
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8776
  • Published: Tue 29/10/2019, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/11/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 28 hours per week
  • Salary: £17,711 to £18,065 per annum pro rata (plus weekend enhancements)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Westlands Residential Home, Duncombe Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

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CARE - Cook

Team: Westlands Residential Home

Job Family: Supporting CBG3

Salary: £17,711 to £18,065 per annum pro rata (plus weekend enhancements)

Base Location: Westlands Residential Home, Leighton Buzzard

Hours: 28 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 17th Novermber 2019

Interview date: 21st November 2019


More about the Role:

At Westlands we want every resident in our care home to participate and enjoy a good meal and have a good mealtime experience. By giving older people a good quality of life and a nutritious and wholesome meal we're making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live for all. As a Cook, you will be working directly with our residents in Leighton Buzzard and you'll find your greatness as you make sure vulnerable people are safe, well fed and happy.


This is an important role for which you will receive our full support, including full training and induction. Your main task will be to provide wholesome and tasty meals to the residents. This will give you an opportunity to show kindness while making meals and snacks simple nutritious and attractive. You will help the team by meeting with the residents to identify their likes and dislikes and plan their menus accordingly. Every resident is different, and you will need to respect their individuality. We are all about creating a friendly, supportive environment - one where independence is promoted and the residents are free to make their own choices.


Ideally, you will have worked with elderly people before, including those with Dementia and physical disabilities. However, we are interested in people with a naturally caring attitude, with a passion for food, who is honest and holds a strong level of humility.

Join us, and you will have an opportunity to build your skills with high quality training. Even better, you will find your greatness by preparing food for people and enhancing their well-being and quality of life.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Cook Recruitment Pack


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Anna-Maria Johnson at or call 0300 300 4207.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment team at 


Safeguarding (For DBS posts only): 

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.