Cook / Housekeeper - Poplar Lodge in Bembridge

Closing date: 21/02/2018

Location: Poplar Lodge, 60b Foreland Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5UA

£8.63, Bank hours / Relief hous (holiday & sickness cover)

We are currently recruiting for a relief Cook / Housekeeper to provide cover at our houses in Newport, Cowes and Bembridge.

As a relief HK you will have the opportunity to enhance the quality of life for our residents, making certain that everyone feels settled, supported and involved in all our activities.  You will provide the day to day running of the house; including recording notes and alerting the Senior House Manager of any individual needs or risks that have been identified during your shift. 
In this role it is important that you actively encourage our residents to be involved in the house activities as well as acting as the first point of contact for resident and relatives. You will remain professional at all times ensuring that appropriate cover is maintained, whilst monitoring closely the health and welfare of our residents.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the needs of older people, experience of working with the public and an ability to work on their own initiative as this position involves lone working.

It is essential that you are a competent cook. A Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate qualification is desirable but not essential as this qualification can be arranged via our organisation if you are successful and can be completed on line.   Above all, it is essential that you care as much as we do about making a difference to the lives of older people.

Closing date for applications is 21 February 2018. This post is subject to a DBS check.

For more info please contact Lois Rogers– Senior House Manager on 01983 873 852 or to apply please send your CV and covering letter to

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