Job Title:            Cook
Salary:                £11.70 per hour

Location:            Options Vernon House
Hours:                 20 hours per week

We’re looking for a Cook to join our adult residential home, Vernon House based in Littlehampton, which is within commuting distance of Arundel, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Goring-by-Sea and surrounding areas.

The Role

To be responsible for the planning and preparing of high quality food and catering service to the home.  To plan menus with reference to the dietary needs of the service users.  To undertake the monitoring of stocks by date rotation, portion control and quality and in accordance with the budgetary controls set.


  • Experience of catering work in a residential or educational setting
  • Experience of menu planning with reference to budgetary control and nutritional requirements
  • Good Knowledge of catering practices including the use and storage of relevant products
  • Good knowledge of food safety requirements
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

In return

  • We offer support to progress, including funding for relevant qualifications.
  • A fantastic central induction, local induction and a dedicated buddy who will be there for you from day one.
  • Employees have access to an extensive training suite for personal development, it’s all free and online.
  • Access to our internal platform which offers, employee discounts for 100’s of retailers, recognition cards, wellbeing tools and more.
  • We also offer a “Cycle to Work scheme” where you can save money on bikes and equipment, an Employee Assistance Programme where you have direct access to professional support and Salary Finance options which offer benefits such as advances on your earned pay when you need it.
  • We also offer “one moment in time” which is an extra days annual leave each year for you to use on a day that’s important to you
  • We are proud to be certified as Great Place to Work for the second year running, a certification based on employee feedback.

In line with changes to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine unless they have a medical exemption.   

Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

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