Cook – Living Options

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The Cedar Foundation is seeking to recruit the following staff member:

Ref: 24-133-C-K-WEB
Job Role: Cook – Living Options
Location: The Karuna Home 3-5 Minorca Dr, Carrickfergus BT38 8WP
Salary: £11.63 per hour
Hours: 28 hours per week Monday-Thursday: 11.30am-5.45pm, Sunday: 10am-1pm
and Friday & Saturday off.

The Karuna Home provides residential care for up to ten adults who have Learning Disabilities and associated conditions aged 18 or over. Karuna aims to provide high standard accommodation and care for our residents in a purpose built accommodation. Karuna is located in Carrickfergus town centre close to local amenities.

The Role
The Cook provides meals, snacks and refreshments for residents with a range of needs in a small residential home.
They will prepare meals in line with individual resident care plans and be responsible for health and safety within the kitchen.


  • Annual Leave 5.6 weeks days pro rata in each leave year (inclusive of statutory days). This increases to 6.6 weeks after 5 years’ service and 7 weeks after 10 years’ service.
  • Cedar offer an enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme consisting of 5% employee contribution and 4% employer contribution.
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Free tea and coffee.
  • Investor in People accredited organisation with a commitment to development of the staff team through training and learning opportunities.
  • Recognition & reward incentives aligned to high standards of performance.
  • Access 24/7 Doctors Line.
  • Health Cashback scheme.
  • Special offers at over 600 leading high street and online retailers.

Essential Criteria

  1. Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate CPD certified.     
  2. 6 months experience of working within a similar environment.
  3. Understanding of responsibilities under HSAW Act, COSHH and Infection Control.
  4. Ability to prepare and cook a healthy and varied diet to meet the needs and preferences of residents.  

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Closing Date: 5th July 2024 @ 12:00 noon

Please note – At present The Cedar Foundation does not offer Sponsorship.

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