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Senior Housekeeping/Cook - Bank 3

Job description

MPA Ballymena are currently supporting the NHSCT to recruit a Senior Housekeeper/Cook to work within a Children with Disability Residential Service Unit.

The Senior Housekeeper will work as part of a team within the Unit having responsibility for all housekeeping services. They will also provide a catering service and maintain a hygienic environment while encouraging young people within the Unit to be actively involved in day to day tasks

Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Planning of meals, ordering stocks within the budget limit

  • Preparation of food and supervision of the service of meals

  • Receive food stuffs and check for temperature and quantity, quality and freshness

  • Checking of deliveries and maintenance of records to ensure correct stock rotation

  • Maintenance of cleaning schedules, temperature charts, stock ordering, records

  • Responsible for the cleaning of food stores/ kitchen, dining areas plus equipment

  • Actively engage young people, as part of their care plans to be actively involved in the daily planning and organising of the Housekeeping service, including the purchasing and preparation of food.

  • Encourage Health and Safety principles throughout the kitchen and the


  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout the whole building, including offices, staff rooms, stairways, toilets/showers, kitchen and bedrooms

  • Order, replenish and maintain stock records of all cleaning products as required

  • Encourage young people and other staff to be involved in duties to maintain the daily upkeep of the building i.e. cleaning, washing up and removal of rubbish

  • Responsible for the cleaning of all floor areas, sanitary areas, furniture and fittings as well as spot cleaning of walls, windows and glass partitions

  • Responsible for the removal and changing of all bedding, curtains

  • Ensure all young people’s rooms are cleaned on a rotational basis including regular changing of bedding

  • Responsible for the general security of areas. (This may include operation of electronic alarm systems)

  • Responsible for the laundering and ironing of personal clothing, bed linen, towels etc and distribution

General Responsibilities

  • Observation of safety regulations

  • Induction and training of junior staff in all aspects of their role within the Unit

  • Undertake any training courses, including in house and off the job training as deemed necessary for the post


  • City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ level 2 Food Preparations and Cooking.


  • 1 years experience as an Assistant Cook/Cook or Housekeeper in the public or private sector.

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate or equivalent

  • Basis Access NI check

Interested? Please Apply!

Please contact Sonya Hooper on +44 (0)28 254 201 36 or send an up to date CV to speak further about this opportunity.

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