Cook Band 3

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    Londonderry County Borough

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  • Salary:

    £9.79 per hour

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MPA are recruiting on behalf of our client Apex housing for a Temporary Ongoing Cook 21 hours per week. This role will be based at Alexander House , in the Derry/Londonderry area. Shift times are 8am-5pm.

Duties will include:

·         To manage and oversee the operation of the kitchen within the scheme.

·         To manage all food safety and HACCP monitoring records within the kitchen.

·         To manage and oversee the catering requirements for a minimum of 15 service users within the scheme

·         To undertake and monitor the ordering and stock control of catering supplies for the kitchen

·         To plan menus and to provide meals which reflect the nutritional and dietary needs of a minimum of 15 service users

·         To cook, prepare and present hot and cold dishes for a minimum of 15 service users

·         To fully establish effective food preparation routines.

·         To maintain the kitchen area to a high standard of hygiene that adheres to Health and Safety Regulations and Environmental Health Regulations.

·         To adhere to the above regulations whilst preparing meals.

·         To maintain Environmental Health Regulations and records pertaining to fridge/freezer, food temperatures and storage.

·         Ensure you follow workplace Health & Safety procedures and act to minimise the risk of harm in the workplace.

·         Ensure that all kitchen equipment is kept in safe working order and any faults are reported to the Catering Services Manager.

·         Undertake general kitchen duties and ensure appropriate cleaning products are utilised.

·         To adhere to other internal policies, procedures, and guidelines as directly by the Association.

·         To meet and achieve RQIA objectives through promoting services and working standards of excellence.

·         To keep up to date on statutory requirements particular to catering.

·         To show and promote a commitment to the statutory duties under Section 75 of the N.Ireland Act 1998.

·         To effectively utilise IT when necessary to fulfil the administrative duties required of the job role such as menu planning, ordering stock and record keeping.

Qualification’s required

·         QCF/NVQ level 2, C&G or alternative equivalent qualification in catering


·         CIEH Level 2 Food Hygiene

·         CIEH Level 2 Food Nutrition

·         One years’ experience working as a professional cook catering for 15 or more


·         Two years’ experience working as a professional cook catering for 15 or more if you do not hold the above qualification


·         Have experience in residential or care related setting.


For full job description contact MPA 028 71360070 or email your CV to

Benefits for You:

·         Weekly Pay- (you will be paid every Friday)

·         Flexible Working (you decide when, where and how often you work)

·         Holiday Fund

·         Pension Scheme

·         24 Hour Office Support