Join the Emmaus Staff Team

18th April 2018

Job Title:

Community Housekeeper/Cook

Salary

£17,550

Leave entitlement

28 days per annum not including bank holidays

Hours

37.5 hours per week including weekends and bank holidays

Reporting to:

Community Manager

Responsible for:

The running and up keep of the community kitchens and accommodation

Main objectives:

To play a central role in the pastoral care of the Emmaus Sheffield companions and to ensure the smooth running of the community kitchens and living quarters in line with all organisational policies and procedures.

Role responsibilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have full control of Emmaus Sheffield kitchen, including:

 

  • Provision of  lunchtime and evening meals for the community Mon-Fri
  • Ensuring the kitchen is fully stocked over weekends
  • Working to a pre-defined food budget
  • Food ordering and shopping
  • Rota’s for cooking and cleaning
  • Menu planning
  • Ensuring any dietary requirements are met within reason
  • Rotation of food stock, in accordance with use by dates
  • Storing all food in line with food hygiene regulations
  • Ensuring the most cost effective way of using food supplied via the Fareshare scheme
  • Supervision of any Companions and voluntary or work placement staff in the kitchen
  • Health and Safety in the kitchen workplace
  • Ensuring a clean and hygienic workplace in compliance with relevant food and hygiene procedures
  • Creation and upkeep of an on-going ‘home economics’ course, this should include:
    • Basic cookery skills
    • Working to a recipe
    • Budgeting for companions
    • Hygiene
    • Nutrition

 

Responsible for upkeep of communal areas:

 

  • Maintaining a clean standard to communal living areas which include:
  • Companion lounge room
  • Corridors and areas around Companion rooms
  • 2 sub kitchens
  • Laundry facilities

 

Providing support and provisions to companions in regards to:

 

  • Preparing rooms when vacant, ready for the next companion, this should include:
  • Ensuring the companion room is clean and furnished to a suitable standard, with fresh bedding, towels etc
  • Has been freshly painted if needed
  • Ensuring provision of a TV and digital receiver box
  • Participating in regular room checks to ensure Companions rooms are kept clean

and to a healthy living standard

  • Helping and supporting Companions with life skills as needed
  • Provision of uniform and PPE
  • Provision of personal items, towels, bedding and hygiene products
  • Participate in training in the workplace relevant courses, such as First Aid, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and Manual Handling
  • Organising and replenishing first aid boxes

 

Perform any other tasks or duties as deemed necessary by the Community Manager.

 

Essential

Desirable

 

Qualifications

Good general education, this should include Maths and English to GCSE or equivalent level, or an ability to demonstrate these skills

 

Food Hygiene Level 2,

 

Health and Safety

 

First Aid

 

Full UK driving licence

Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2

 

Food allergen training

 

Manual handling training

 

 

 

Skills

Ability to cook

 

Proven organisation skills

 

Effective written and verbal communication skills

 

Effective time management skills

 

Ability to communicate with a wide range of people and to confidently build and maintain relationships including the homeless network

 

Ability to prioritise, plan and organise workload often with conflicting constraints

 

Conflict resolution

 

 

Experience

Working in a kitchen

 

Menu planning

 

House Keeping

 

Experience of working with, and relating to, a diverse range of people including those with challenging behaviours

 

Handling challenging situations

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge

Food hygiene

 

Health and Safety

 

Knowledge and understanding of providing healthy nutritious meals

 

Issues surrounding confidentiality and data protection

 

Professional boundaries

 

Demonstration of a belief in and the ability to adopt and work within the Emmaus ethos and principals

Knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding homelessness

 

Fire safety, COSHH, manual handling, risk assessment,

first aid, food hygiene

 

 

 

Disposition

Must have a confident presence and ‘can-do’ attitude

Highly self-motivated, able to work on own

 

Sense of humour

 

Team player

 

Ability to work under pressure

 

Empathy for homeless people and understanding of homelessness

An interest in environmental issues

 

 

Please email CV and covering letter to Charley Fedorenko  charley@emmaus-sheffield.org.uk   

Closing date Friday 4th May

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