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Job Introduction

We are looking to recruit an experienced and self-motivated Cook to join our Resource Centre in Cannock for children and young people with learning disabilities.

This vacancy is for 17 hours and includes alternate weekend working.

Main Responsibility

You will work as part of an enthusiastic and caring team using your skills and understanding to produce quality home cooked meals for young people plus our lovely staff. The role requires experience and knowledge of menu planning, ordering, stock control and budgeting to provide home cooked meals. Knowledge of allergens is essential. 

The Ideal Candidate

Ideally, you’ll have:

  • Working knowledge of basic food hygiene, menu planning, stock control and working within a budget. 
  • Knowledge of specialised diets would be useful and due to the setting of this role it will involve working shifts and weekends.

If you'd like to know more about the role or ask any questions, please get in touch with Sue Wheeler at or on 01283 845237. We'd love to hear from you!

Or you can find out more information via our Children's Residential Services website.

The recruitment for this position is ongoing and so we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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