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Relief Cook

Presbyterian Church in Ireland

  • Derry / Northern Ireland
  • £9.64 per hour
  • Contract
  • Updated 30/05/2022

Job Title:  Relief Cook

Location:  Trinity House, 15 Kilrea Road, Garvagh

Council:   Council for Social Witness (Older People Services)

Hourly Rate:  £9.64 per hour

Hours:  As and when required

Responsibe to:   The Head of Home

Main function: 

To assist the Cook to plan and cook nutritional meals (including baking) to meet the needs of the residents, within the Christian ethos and aims of the Council for Social Witness.

Background Information

The Council for Social Witness (Older People Services) is part of the work and witness of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and its aim is to provide care for older people in a specifically Christian ethos and environment, placing great emphasis on offering spiritual support and encouragement to residents, as well as physical care.

Corkey House is one of 6  homes for older people run by the Council for Social Witness and is situated at 1 Forthriver Crescent, Belfast. The purpose-built home accommodates 35 residents who have a variety of physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs and varying levels of dependency.

The Home operates a No Smoking Policy.


·To assist the Cook with food preparation, cooking and baking.

·To cook meals on a relief basis as and when required.

·To prepare vegetables.

·To help prepare snacks (e.g. tea, sandwiches, supper’s etc.)

·To serve food.

·To clean and tidy work areas in the kitchen, including shelves, drawers and cooker.

·To wash dishes.

·To clean floors, tiles and appliances.

·To take rubbish to bins.

·To take part in staff meetings within the home.

·To take part in any training sessions held in the home.

·To carry out any other reasonable duty which is necessary for the support and well-being of the residents.

The above duties will require the moving of furniture.


In carrying out the duties of Relief Assistant Cook, the person will require the following:

·To be in sympathy with the Christian ethos of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

·To have integrity, honesty and patience.

·To have an understanding of the needs of the elderly in a nursing/residential home situation.

·To have an even temperament.

·To have an ability to work as a member of the caring team.

·To have an ability to treat residents as individuals and tolerate their likes and dislikes.

·To respect the authority and direction of the senior members of Staff in the Home.

Qualifications and Knowledge 


  • Evidence an understanding of and respect for the needs of older people;
  • Awareness of health and safety practices within a catering and residential environment.
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.


  • NVQ2 in Food Preparation & Cooking (or equivalent qualification)

2. Relevant Experience 


  • Experience of catering outside a domestic setting.


  • Experience of working with older people

3. Personal Attributes 


  • To have integrity, honesty, patience and an even temperament;
  • To have the ability to work on own initiative;
  • To evidence a responsible and mature attitude to residents and duties.
  • To have the ability to work as a member of a caring team. 

4. Physical Requirements 


  • Health – such as to allow for attendance reliability and work proficiency;
  • Appearance – personal dress and presentation must meet Health & Hygiene standards.

  1. Special Circumstances 


  • Willingness to work additional hours to meet the requirements of the Home;
  • Committed to working within the Christian ethos of the Home. 

To be considered for this role you will be redirected to and must complete the application process on our careers page. To start the process click the Continue to Application or Login/Register to apply button below.

Closing date for this position is 17 June 2022

Cooking Basic Food Hygiene Catering

Ref: TH-22-10

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