Casual Cook

Milestones Trust
01 Dec 2021
10 Dec 2021
Part Time
Contract Type
GBP9.92 per hour + holiday entitlement of GBP1.20 per hour

There is nothing casual about our approach to casual staff!

We know our casual staff are some of the most skilled and hardest working people on our team - picking up shifts to support our teams deliver high-quality care.

*Ongoing advert

Being casual means that you will choose when to work; being able to accommodate it around other work commitments, studies or caring responsibilities. We do understand that people want casual work for a variety of reasons, whether that's to supplement a part-time job or study elsewhere, or as part of juggling child-care; which is also why we interview every fortnight so that you won't be kept hanging around if you are shortlisted. Plus, if you can't make one interview date, there is another along really quickly.

Benefits of becoming a Casual Cook with the Trust include:
• Flexibility to pick up shifts that suit your lifestyle; work as much or as little as you like
• Weekday / weekend shifts available
• A varied and rewarding role that provides you with the satisfaction of helping others
• An applicant-friendly recruitment process; interviews are held fortnightly
• The possibility to move to a permanent contract
• Opportunities for learning and career development within the Trust
• Refer a Friend Scheme earning you up to GBP750
• Access to free Employee Assistance Programme

As a Casual Cook, you will be working alongside our established teams and deliver a catering service for the homes that is safe, healthy and nutritious, meeting the needs of people we support while remaining within budget. You will support our services run a safe, clean kitchen and deliver a varied menu of healthy, delicious meals.

Mealtimes are an important occasion to the residents in their homes, not just to gain good nutrition but also to socialise, and enjoy flavours and colours. Many of the people we support have specific needs, where their food must be prepared in the right way so that they can safely enjoy their meals. For example, they may have difficulty chewing and swallowing and need softer foods prepared following IDDSI guidelines.

If you don't have experience in this, training will be provided. Others may need to manage their weight, have food intolerances or have diabetes.

Other essential skills include:

• Able to plan and cook a variety of meals to suit a variety of diets
• Good communication skills and ability to get on well with people
• Creative and willing to learn
• Sound knowledge of nutritional needs
• Experience and knowledge to maintain good kitchen hygiene standards
We are looking for calm, well-organised people who have a flexible approach which is responsive to the needs of the people we support. You need to be enthusiastic about food and have some experience of catering for special diets.

For an informal chat about the role please call Andrea Gonzalez, Bank Staff Manager on .

*This is an ongoing advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received.


Covid19 Update:

Please note: All staff that work or have a professional reason to visit care homes/CQC registered services are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they have evidence that they are medically exempt from the requirement, as set out in DHSC Guidance on mandatory vaccination. This may be a condition of an employment offer.

We continue to deliver safe, high quality care and support in line with Government guidance. More details of our response can be viewed here:

Milestones Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the individuals that it supports, it expects the same commitment from all employees. If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB) A criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to recruitment. Committed to Equality and Diversity for all. Registered Charity No. 294377.