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  • Job Location

    Copthorne, Crawley

  • Start date

    Closing Date: 26 December 2023

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    £11.25 per hour


Join our vibrant team at Heatherley: Make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people!

Are you based in the UK?

Can you work full time?

Are you caring, motivated, and friendly?

Do you have a passion for enabling vulnerable people to live the life they choose? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Please note, unfortunately we do not offer sponsorship for this role. 

Our service is located in 17 acres of beautiful countryside in Copthorne, West Sussex. We actively involve its service users in their local community, where they take part in a wide range of activities using local resources.

As a Cook you'll play a key role in the preparation of meals, special events and functions, providing a high-quality kitchen service in our residential care home. Working within the constraints of the budget, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the kitchen and formal supervision of kitchen staff, delivering nutritionally balanced, varied and attractively presented meals.

We offer a wide range of employee rewards to include:

  • Wagestream, access earned pay before pay day (click here for more details).
  • Free Blue Light Card.
  • Free DBS check.
  • Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit.
  • Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to sell (salary sacrifice).
  • Access to a Cash Health Plan at very favourable rates.
  • Comprehensive training relevant to your role.
  • Great development opportunities through our apprenticeship schemes and chance to gain recognised qualifications.
  • Unlimited payments through our Refer a Friend bonus scheme.
  • Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice).
  • Employee Assistance Programme and so much more!


You will:

  • Have experience working in a kitchen environment.
  • Have a recognised catering qualification (Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate and additional HACCP accreditation or Level 4 Food Hygiene Certificate, or commitment to work towards this).
  • Work flexibly within rostered hours.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

Closing Date: 26th December 2023. To apply, please click on the Apply button below.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

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