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Chef, Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
6 November 2018
Closing date
26 November 2018
Band 2 (£17,460 - £18,702 FTE p.a) pro rata depending on experience plus shift enhancements
18.75 hours per week
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If you enjoy being around people and making a real difference to the lives of terminally ill children and their families, then this could be the role for you.

Helen & Douglas House is looking for an experienced chef with a passion for cooking and a desire to provide wholesome food in a clinical hospice setting. This post requires excellent interpersonal skills as food is at the heart of the culture of the Hospice and necessitates regular contact with patients, families, volunteers and staff.

Who we are looking for:

Holding or willing to take Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
Experience of working in a food service delivery environment
Experience of interacting with a range of people and courteously managing their expectations
Demonstrable knowledge of Health and Safety responsibilities
Able to cope with periods of regular pressure (particularly in terms of time)
Able to work shifts and some weekends
What next?

The closing date for the vacancy is 9:00am on Monday 26th November 2018 and interviews will be held early December.

About Helen & Douglas House:

Helen & Douglas House, based in Oxford, is the world’s first children’s hospice. We care for terminally ill babies, children and young people and their families at our hospice and at home. It is a special place that feels like home, where families can make the most of their time together and create happy memories during their children’s short lives. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to support our work.

All staff working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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