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Part-time Chef (Weekends Only), Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
14 January 2019
Closing date
28 January 2019
Band 2 (£17,460 - £18,702 FTE p.a) pro rata depending on experience plus shift enhancements
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Helen & Douglas is a specialist children’s hospice in Oxford who are offering an amazing opportunity for a Chef looking to work weekends. You will work in the Catering team who provide service to patients and their families, including a scrumptious brunch and nutritious evening meals at weekends.

To our patients and our families, the catering at Helen & Douglas House reminds them of home, a hearty dinner re-fuels and uplifts, even in the toughest of times. Our children love to bake biscuits and see the wonderfully decorated cake creations that our kitchen team concoct.

Joining the Helen & Douglas House catering team is not like any other kitchen job. It really is making a difference to the lives of terminally ill children and their families every day.

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
The benefits:

Attractive working environment
27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years and 29 days after 5 years)
Pension Scheme
Eyecare voucher scheme
Cycle scheme
Occupational sick pay and maternity pay
A flexible working environment
Subsidised staff dining facilities
Inbedded staff support
What next?

For further details please see the job description and if you have any questions please contact the People Resourcing team on 01865 794749 or

The closing date for the vacancy is 9:00am on Monday 28th January 2019 and interviews will be held early February.

If you are interesting in applying, please either complete an application form via the button below or send a CV and Covering Letter to

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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