Cooks F/T and P/T Roles

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1404468

 Job Description

At Orchardville, we’re proud to be partnering with GLL on a brand-new social enterprise in North Belfast. So, if you’re passionate about changing people’s lives and want to be part of something that really matters then this is the opportunity for you!

Orchard @ The Grove Café will provide catering services within the Grove Well-being centre in North Belfast, delivering a variety of delicious menu options using only high-quality local ingredients. In addition to bringing 11 new job opportunities to the local area, this project will help us to raise awareness of learning disability and autism and create meaningful activity and skills development for participants.

To help us make Orchard @ The Grove a huge success, we are recruiting a full café team of Catering Assistants, Cooks and a Catering Supervisor.


Cooks – Orchard @ The Grove

Location: Grove Well-being Centre, 120 York Road, Belfast, BT15 3HF

Hours: There are a number of positions available:

  • 2 x 35 hours per week
  • 2 x 21 hours per week
  • 1 x 6 hours per week (weekends only)

The café will be open 7 days a week  between 8.30am – 9pm Monday – Friday, and 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Unless otherwise stated, all roles will be worked on a rota basis across the full week.

Salary: £9.27 per hour (rising to £9.46 per hour after completion of a 6-month probationary period)

Pension: 7% employer contribution & 1% Employee Contribution (after qualifying period)

These roles will initially be offered on a fixed term contract basis until 31st December 2021, with possibility for extension.

The post-holders will:

  • Prepare and cook all meals using high-quality local ingredients
  • Oversee food preparation by catering assistants where necessary
  • Ensure food is prepared and presented to a consistently high standard
  • Contribute towards the maintenance of our ‘Scores on the Doors’ rating from the Food Standards Agency and ensure high levels of compliance in food safety.
  • Ensure portion control and minimisation of wastage
  • Assist with stock management
  • Assist Catering Manager with menu development
  • Act as a brand ambassador, promoting a positive personal and organisational image at all times.
  • Represent Orchardville at catering functions and events
  • Prepare and cook all food for children’s parties and other functions, working in line with customer menu requests and dietary requirements.
  • Help maintain the health and safety, security and emergency systems according to café procedures
  • Monitor the condition and upkeep of all equipment and fixtures and notify the Catering Supervisor of any faults or repairs required

To be shortlisted for these roles, you must have:

  • An NVQ Level 2 in a Catering Subject, or equivalent qualification
  • 2 years’ experience of cooking in a busy café or similar environment
  • A Food Hygiene Certificate
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures including COSHH and HACCP
  • Experience of stock and portion control
  • Be able to work on own initiative and take responsibility for all food production
  • Be fully flexible with regards to working hours

Closing Date:  Friday 19th April 2019 at 12 noon.

CV’s will NOT be accepted.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications form all suitably qualified persons.  However, an analysis of the composition of our workforce has revealed that men, members of the Roman Catholic community and those from ethnic minority backgrounds are currently under-represented.  We would therefore particularly welcome applications form men, Roman Catholics and those from ethnic minority backgrounds.  All appointments will be made solely on the basis of merit.