This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8344
  • Published: Wed 15/05/2019, 16:45 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/09/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,065 - £18,426 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Ampthill, Bedfordshire

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Team: Social Care Health and Housing – Adult Social Care
Location: Ampthill Day Centre - Based in Silsoe
Salary: £18,065 - £18,426 per annum pro rata
Hours: 22.5 hrs a week
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: Rolling Advert to September 2019 - applications reviewed on receipt 

More about the role:

If you have a passion for providing quality meals for vulnerable people you will be able to find your greatness working for Central Bedfordshire Council in the Care and Support Services. In the Older People’s services, nutrition and hydration are vitally important when it comes to the wellbeing of our customers – you could make people’s lives better.

At our services every day is different - every person has a story as well as a unique need. You’ll join our friendly team in this unique setting. Your main tasks will be to manage the kitchen services on a daily / overall basis and ensure the area operates effectively and excellent meals are prepared and served. This will include the ordering of food, food delivery, preparation, cooking and presentation. You will oversee the kitchen assistant and guide them in their role. You will be responsible for the safety processes within the kitchen and dining areas – ensuring all environmental health and food safety Procedures are adhered to and recorded. You will be able to design and prepare a varied menu with choices to meet all customer preferences – you will be enthusiastic about involving customers in menus.

To apply for this role you will need to hold a current food hygiene certificate, at level 2 (at least) and hold a catering related qualification or an equivalent 3 year’s experience in the catering profession. You will have an understanding of and an ability to cater for the special dietary needs and allergies of our vulnerable older people. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to manage others in the kitchen environment. You will become part of a wider team of people, all working towards the same goal – to provide an excellent service to the people in our care.

If you come and work for us you will have the benefit of a generous rewards package, such as annual leave, enhancements for antisocial hours, an employee assistance programme, access to IT equipment, discounts in the local community and the opportunity to complete further training and develop your career in the catering field.

Part of our vision in the Care and Support services is to be there for you. We will recognise you as an individual personality with your own uniqueness, character and life experiences. We will be there for you, to promote and celebrate your continued successes.

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 view the Job Description and Person Specification click here

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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Lisa Staples at or on 0300 300 4115

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.