Catering Tutor

Aspens Charities
United Kingdom
9.36 GBP Hourly
15 Oct 2021
26 Oct 2021
Part Time
Contract Type
Chef / Catering Tutor

Location: Roebuck Resource Centre, Hastings

Hours of Work: 21 Hours (per week)

Shift Pattern: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-3:30pm

Salary: GBP9.36 (per Hour)

Application Deadline Date: Friday 22nd October (all candidates will be contacted after this closing date)

About the Role:

At Aspens We work across Kent and Sussex; supporting individuals with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities across residential care homes, supported living homes, day services and our fantastic outreach programme.

Roebuck Enterprises is our resource and advice centre for people with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome. The centre is located in Hastings Old Town and runs a variety of groups, events and Enterprise activities daily.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Cook to become a part time member of staff to support people with Autism Spectrum Conditions to participate in our regular sessions. A qualification in, or experience with Cooking especially catering for 15/20 people and baking cakes is essential.

A large part of your role will include running sessions within the centre and supporting individuals with catering and baking skills as well as helping to bake cakes which are sold to local businesses.

About You:

As the perfect candidate for this role you will be someone who is passionate about food and about supporting others to achieve their own personal goals.

As our chef/ catering tutor you should have a recognised qualification/ certificate in cookery or catering (or equivalent experience) as well as certificates in food safety and food preparation. Whilst Autism Awareness training is desirable, this is not essential as this will be provided to you upon starting in your role along with other mandatory and service specific training.

Experience in cooking/ baking is essential, along with having previously supported vulnerable and/or young people on either a personal or professional level.

Whilst at Aspens you will be encouraged to strive for personal progression, with new roles and opportunities often available to internal staff.

Finally, with flexible working opportunities you should be able to find a role that suits your schedule, offering a great work-life balance whilst still providing the challenges and rewards of working in care.

Benefits of the Role:

Full Care Certificate Training and specialist training such as Makaton
Career progression including recognised qualifications within Health & Social Care
Additional Bank shifts
30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
Nest pension
Dedicated Employee Assistance Programme
Access to Mental Health First Aiders
Access to Blue Light Card, providing thousands of discounts on the high street and online
Death in Service benefit
Care Friends - earn up to GBP250 for referring a friend to work for Aspens

How to Apply:

If you are friendly, hard-working, dedicated and passionate about supporting others we would LOVE to speak to you about our available roles.

APPLY NOW and one of our team will be in touch!


Any offer would be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks, which we will complete on your behalf if you don't already have one, and satisfactory employment references. We will consider job share and part time arrangements for all posts in line with the needs of the charity.

Aspens Charities are an equal opportunities employer.

PLEASE NOTE: It is a condition of your employment with Aspens Charities that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received both vaccinations by 11 November 2021 and that you comply with weekly testing.


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