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Cook – Bedford


 Cook – Part Time



Working  hours

25 hours – 8-1pm, Monday- Friday

Salary range

£14,000 pro-rata


Working as part of an energetic team, the post-holder will take responsibility for managing the kitchen at the centre, including meal creation, preparation and service. The centre is a dynamic space and whoever fulfills this role will need a good understanding of confidentiality and strong professional boundaries. Experience of working within a professional kitchen is preferred.

Key Duties

  • Prepare and cook meals within the centre for service users; this includes a cooked breakfast and working with food donations for lunch provision.
  • Manage a team of kitchen volunteers
  • Mange kitchen including, stock control, ordering of supplies and menu creation based on donated supplies.
  • Ensure all cleaning material and chemicals are stocked and stored in line with COSHH Health and Safety requirements.
  • Ensure cleaning of kitchen and dining areas is carried out in line with COSHH guidelines.


In return we can offer you the following:

  • Competitive salary and annual review
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Free confidential support and information 24 hrs a day 365 days a year
  • Open, professional and friendly environment
  • Annual Leave 27 days per year plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Development support with your continual personal development
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme

Working for SMART

To meet the demands of this role the post you will need to be able to demonstrate empathy whilst keeping professional boundaries. You will need to have a current food hygiene certificate (minimum level 3) for this post.

SMART services work with individuals who may be vulnerable, as such all staff will have to complete an enhanced DBS check. SMART CJS is committed to the principles of promoting dignity in the work place for all this includes encouraging diversity and equality of opportunity for all. SMART continues to work hard to ensure that its workforce is representative of the communities it serves. SMART welcomes applications to the above posts from minority ethnic groups and those who have personally experienced issues of homelessness and/ or related complex needs.

How to apply

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing hours available to work, right to work, experience and qualification; to

Bedford Cook – Job Description – September 2017

Bedford Cook – Covering Letter – September 2017