Cook (Day) – Maria Mallaband – Hartlepool

Maria Mallaband

About the Role

Field View Blackhalls

Cook & Kitchen Assistant

30 Hours per week £9.99

This is a duel role with emphasis on cook. Only 1 day will be as Cook the rest will be as Kitchen Assistant in support of the Chef. 

The Cook/Kitchen Assistant must be reliable and fully competent in all aspects of kitchen duties and be able to produce a variety of menus, including catering for special dietary needs, whilst not exceeding the budget. 

Working with us will result in some excellent rewards & benefits including –

Recommend a friend – up to £750

Early Pay, which gives you the option to access some of your salary ahead of payday

A competitive salary with flexible working hours – you tell us what hours you want to work!

Fully funded training support and development opportunities.

5.6 weeks annual leave

Rewards for years of service and annual staff recognition through MMCG Care Awards

Car through salary sacrifice, cycle to work scheme

Free parking

NEST pension plan

*Apprenticeship opportunities available

Main duties:

Promote the Company Mission Statement at all times.

Prepare menu in line with allocated food budget. 

Prepare, cook and serve meals chosen by the Service Users from the menu for the day, using stock as required as economically as possible, whilst maintaining the quality without undue shortages or excesses 

Liaise with chosen suppliers on ordering the required stock whilst maintaining the budget. 

To document daily menus.

Store all food safely. Rotate stock and check ‘use by’ dates regularly 

Ensure kitchen equipment is kept clean and ready for use and ensure that all cleaning rotas are completed and handed to the Person in Charge.

Assist the Care Manager in the resolution of any Service Users’ catering complaints.

Supervise the kitchen staff and assist with the induction and training programme for new staff and participate in staff reviews and supervisions. 

To be aware of risks to the Service Users from the kitchen equipment.

Comply with company policy and procedure in relation to infection control and prevention.


Attend staff meeting as required.

Maintain confidentiality at all times in relation to the relevant data protection legislation.

Develop and maintain a good rapport with Service Users, relatives and be polite and courteous to all visitors. When answering the telephone, ensure professionalism and any messages taken are dealt with effectively.

Maintain appropriate documentation in line with ‘Safer Food Better Business’.

Ensure safe use of equipment and report any defects to the Person in Charge. 

Report incidents involving Service Users, staff or visitors immediately to the Person in Charge 

Understand the importance of correct record management and own personal responsibilities in maintaining this through passwords, storage of documentation, and sharing information (both paper based or on electronic systems).

Report breeches of records security to line manager or the Caldicott Guardian.

Person Specification:


The Cook/Chef will hold an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate. They will also show a willingness to participate in continuous improvement and vocational training programmes.

Have an understanding of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.


Able to demonstrate an ability to manage pressure, prioritise tasks and communicate effectively at all levels.

Genuine interest in working in a care environment.


Have an understanding of and empathy with older people.

Be able to take a lead where needed and also be a team player. 

Required to work in a physically and mentally demanding environment.

If you would like to use your experience and people skills in an organisation that provides the best quality care you’d expect for your loved ones, then MMCG is a rewarding place to be.

The Location

Field View

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