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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/11/2019.

Job Reference: 846-08436-CH-E

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£18,813 - £20,795 pro rata per annum

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us ‘outstanding’ and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

At Hawkhurst we have a vacancy for a band 3 cook 37.5 hours per week working alternative weekends

The facilities service is responsible for the provision of cleaning, food service and other patient support activities, by ensuring that our systems work to fully support the patient or service user journey.

The Cook will be responsible for the day to day management of Food production within the community hospital. The Cook will assist and support the Facilities Site Supervisor in managing and supporting the catering team, in areas of sickness management, rota planning, staff redeployment and annual leave. The Cook will be a point of contact during the working day for all catering staff. The Cook will also be a point of contact for Facilities Operatives in the absence of the Facilities Supervisor or Facilities Site Supervisor. The post holder will assist the Facilities Site Supervisor in the running of the department and will assist with the various functions of the department. The post holder will be required to work in an active role in the kitchen.

Facilities teams are expected to be kind and responsive, professional and informative and to contribute to the quality of our services by demonstrating the behaviours detailed in the Trust ‘CARE Values into action Framework’.

The successful candidate will need to display how they meet the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification. Trainee positions will be considered for those that do not meet the essential criteria.

Successful applicants are required to have the qualification level specified in the person specification in order to carry out the job, however, we do welcome applicants from individuals wishing to further their knowledge and skills and to gain this recognised qualification, which we will support. So if you do not have the essential qualification for the role, this may not be an automatic barrier to you being offered an interview.

If you are successful at interview but do not have the essential qualification for the role, we will employ you as trainee and will support you to gain this qualification. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team, gaining valuable work experience and continuing to get paid. Once you receive the qualification you will automatically move into the position advertised.

Details on pay and course length can be found in the documents attached to this job advert. Please note that if you are coming from an NHS organisation this chart does not apply and the usual Trust salary on appointment policy will be followed.

Interviews to be held on the 26th November 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Maria Obrien

Tel; 01580755005

As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

For important information about how your application is processed, please refer to the 'completing application guidance' document.'

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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