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Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Lister Project, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary £18,018 - £19,429 (pro rata)
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Temporary, Part Time 18 hrs – 6 months

We have an exciting opportunity for a cook to work within our lovely Lister Project as we transition to become a more Recovery focused service.

For our perfect candidate we are offering a two-week rolling rota, 3 days one week, 2 days the next working 9-5 on weekdays, 8- 2 on weekends (working one weekend in every two), with an opportunity for extra hours if wanted, working within a caring, friendly team, with wonderful residents.

Job Description

  • Salary - 2B £18,489 (pro rata)
  • Working hours - 18 hours week
  • Car allowance / mileage allowance - Not applicable
  • Benefits which include an excellent flexible working scheme, family friendly perks, wellbeing scheme, discounts scheme.
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution

The main purpose of the role:

  • To prepare, cook and serve healthy nutritious food - Lunch and Dinner for up to 25 residents.
  • To order goods to be used in the kitchen and to operate the stock control.
  • To work in accordance with and maintain health and safety procedures.
  • To clean all areas of the kitchen and assist in domestic chores.
  • To liaise with the other cook and Registered Manager to ensure a coordinated approach is maintained.
  • To involve residents in menu choices and the preparation of food where appropriate.

Who you are:

  • Have previous experience or the ability to follow and plan menu’s working within a set budget.
  • Experience of or ability to co-ordinate stock controls and the ordering of food.
  • Knowledge / training in food hygiene.
  • Knowledge / training in health and safety within the kitchen.
  • Experience of or understanding of providing foods for people with specific dietary needs.
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities and Diversity.
  • Passionate about people and great customer service.
  • Able to work well independently and within a team.

Who we are:

At South Yorkshire Housing Association, our purpose is for our customers to settle at home, live well and realise their potential.

Feeling settled and living well means different things to the people and families that live across South Yorkshire. So, we work with people in different ways – from our extra-care housing, to providing services and opportunities that individuals can access in their home, workplace and community, to creating houses for affordable rent.

Our employees enable us to create the best services, support, and experiences for our customers. We believe that difference makes us better, and that our services are made stronger by having a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please note that we may remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. Please apply at your earliest convenience.

For the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 this is an excluded job.

This role, or part of this role, is subject to legislation requiring you to have 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination unless you have a clinical medical exemption.

Closing Date: 29th November 2021

Interview Date: 8th December 2021


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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