Position title

Job Types: Full-time

Salary: £9.00-£9.20 per hour

Department: Residential

Location: Ynystawe Lodge and Ty Hiraeth

Job Purpose

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cook to join our fantastic team to deliver a quality food service that meets the individual needs of the people we support. We are looking for an experienced Cook to work across two of our Specialist Residential Support Services, which are located in the Swansea and Llanelli areas.

Role and Responsibilities
  • You will be working from Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work. Working hours will be from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • You will be required to prepare, plan and cook meals (including provision of special dietary meals where necessary).
  • You will work with colleagues to provide the best possible service for the people we support, ensuring their varying nutritional needs are met.
  • You will be responsible for implementing health and safety in the kitchen, including food hygiene, infection control and COSHH.
  • You will develop menus to assist with advance food planning and preparation.
  • You will create and maintain cooking and cleaning regimes (daily, weekly, periodically etc.) for all areas of the kitchen.
  • You will be responsible for ordering stock, managing food deliveries, stock rotation and maintaining an allocated budget.
  • You will work safely within company policies, seeking advice and guidance when necessary.
  • You will maintain a clean hazard free kitchen and dining area in order to minimise risks.
  • You will work with support staff to develop meal plans in association with individual choices and care plans.
  • You will ensure correct storage of all food.
  • You will actively engage with the people we support to ensure they are eating nutritious and appetising food and meaningful activities related to their lifestyle choices, understanding their likes/dislikes and beliefs.
The Person
  • You will need to demonstrate experience in meal planning and preparation.
  • You will have a knowledge of Health & Safety and COSHH regulations.
  • You will have experience of specialist/modified and cultural diet requirements, desirable but not essential.
  • You will be a caring and compassionate individual.
  • You will be able to work well independently or as part of a team.
  • You will be required to hold a food hygiene certificate or be willing to undergo training to achieve this.
  • You will ideally have experience of cooking in a busy environment, along with a good sound knowledge of compliance.
  • You will need to have had experience in being able to prioritise your workload.
  • You will need good communication skills and be able to keep clear and concise written records.
About M&D Care

M&D Care are an established family-oriented business, which is run by a passionate team of professionals who deliver specialist, complex and bespoke care services throughout South West Wales for people with Learning Disability, Physical Disability and Mental Health needs. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to succeed and to achieve their goals and aspirations in life however big or small these may be.

Our People

Our employees are a diverse, inclusive and a talented team of individuals, striving to make a difference through their everyday work. Working for M&D Care means you’ll get the opportunity to work with amazing people and help to enhance and fulfil the lives of the people we support.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect.

Employment Type
Health Care
Job Location
Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Swansea
Base Salary
£9.00-£9.20 Per hour
Date posted
23rd November 2021
Valid through
31st January 2022
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