Relief Cook

Job Reference: 68757
Posted: Friday 10th May 2024
Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024
£11.50 per hour
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside

Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs. We are currently looking for a relief Cook for our Wilshaw House service in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The service provides day care for up to 28 service users a day who have a diagnosis of dementia/memory impairment.

The role of a relief cook would be to provide cover from 0930-1400 (sometimes at short notice)

Cook duties include:

  • To prepare and cook meals in line with an agreed menu plan for the day service and a varied menu in consultation with service users.
  • You will have responsibility for the kitchen area, including shopping, stock control and rotation.
  • To keep all kitchen and dining areas clean and tidy according to the cleaning schedules.
  • To prepare food in a hygienic manner and in keeping with health and safety and food hygiene legislation.
  • To be part of a team that provides a reliable service.

Wilshaw House is based in Ashton-under-Lyne. It is around 20 minutes’ walk from the town centre and around 15 minutes on the bus from the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne.

An understanding and experience of working with service users with mental health needs is desirable.

You will be required to work in a flexible relief based manner. This is a role which can be enjoyed by people who are committed to making a positive difference.

As a Creative Support Bank Staff member you will have access to our free app which allows you to pick up shifts in any area of the country and provides information on the service and shifts, including directions.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer, who have recently received Investors in People Gold award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures, however we can only accept fully completed applications from those located in and eligible to work within the UK – This post will not be open to Sponsorship under the UKVI scheme. We are also not accepting applicants who are currently on a Skilled Worker Visa, seeking secondary employment, as we are unable to actively track the hours worked with the primary sponsor.


Please note, we do not accept CVs as a form of application.


We will be interviewing for this role as suitable applications are received and may close this role before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed. We do not notify unsuccessful candidates of their outcome at application stage, previously unsuccessful applicants must wait six months before reapplying.





Application Instructions:

To apply, candidates must complete the online application form located on our company website via the listing for the above reference numbered role. We do not accept CV’s as a method of application.

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying. We do not provide outcomes for unsuccessful applications.

For role or application queries please email

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS

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