Aldine House is a modern, purpose built secure children’s home for young people (male and female). We are licensed to provide care, education and support to ten children and young people aged between 10 and 18. As a specialist service, we provide a critical first-line child protection and public protection service. We work with young people who have been placed in secure accommodation either because they are deemed to be too vulnerable to be placed in an open residential placement, they have been sentenced by the courts or they have been placed with us on remand.
We currently have a full-time vacancy for a friendly, outgoing and experienced Cook to join our team.
Duties will include the preparation of meals, maintaining a clean kitchen environment as well as stock control and the ordering of kitchen provisions with assistance.
Knowledge of health and safety issues and safe storage of foodstuffs is essential. An NVQ in catering or equivalent qualification is desirable and a food handling and hygiene certificate is essential. Candidates without a qualification will have to demonstrate that they have substantial cooking experience and the ability to undertake such a qualification.
If successful, you will work according to a rota pattern that includes alternate weekend working and Bank Holidays. You will be paid at an enhanced rate for unsociable hours.
As an officer of Sheffield City Council you will adhere to and exceed the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct. Sheffield City Council requires that new staff in our service undergo an enhanced DBS check along with other safeguarding checks. This forms part of a rigorous and demanding recruitment process. We set very high standards because we invest heavily in our employees, with respect to money and time.
Applicants must be over 23 years of age to work at Aldine House.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.