Cook - Conwy

Location Conwy
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £26,043.93 per annum
Job ref: 017124
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 01 May 2024 23:59

Are you looking for a meaningful career? Would you like the opportunity to help individuals with learning disabilities live the best life possible?

We are looking for a Cook to join our growing team in North Wales. Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values.

We offer

  • Annual Leave: 31 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)

  • Wage incentives: 20% bank holidays’ allowance with an increased rate of 50% for key dates over Christmas.

    and New Year’s Day. 10% Overtime allowance for hours worked over 37.5 per week.

  • Training: Access to award winning training and development

  • Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app

  • Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.

  • TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.

  • Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts. As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.

  • Care Friends: Employee referral app – earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.

  • Free life assurance – 3 x your annual salary

  • and more…

What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Catering Manager, the role of Cook is to plan and prepare a menu of nutritious and high-quality meals, snacks and drinks for customers whilst providing a training and skills development opportunity for Learning Disabled and Autistic adults and young people.

You will comply with all Food Hygiene Regulations, ensuring that kitchen and equipment work areas are cleaned and maintained to a high standard and that stock and budgets are controlled at all times.

You will be required to work on your own initiative, as well as part of a team and possess good relationship management skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with customers.

Specific duties include: 

  • To support people to prepare a menu of hot and cold food, snacks, drinks and other café items

  • To prepare a menu’s and ordering of food within set budget parameters using approved suppliers to achieve a high quality of food and presentation at all times

  • To change the menu’s on a regular basis at least seasonally

  • To prepare meals for people with additional dietary requirements including diabetics, PKU diets, blended meals and allergies as a minimum

  • To oversee the smooth running of the kitchen

  • To support and empower people to achieve their goals and ambitions in line with their Vocational Profiles

About you

  • You will have experience of preparing and costing menus
  • You will have experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities
  • You will have the ability to communicate effectively with a supported person and their family/Carer and other professionals
  • You will have the ability to monitor food and health and safety standards and maintain required records, ensuring compliance with legislation and regulation Ability to reconcile cash transactions in accordance with cash handling procedures
  • You will have the ability to work as part of a team

​​​​​​​For more information on the role and responsibilities, please refer to the job description & person spec.

Job Description and Person Specification 












We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply. Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.