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Kenward Trust has a national reputation for excellence in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation. Every year we help transform the lives of more than 200 men and women.

Role Profile

Weekend Cook – residential services, and conferences

Reporting To

Head Chef


Part time or Flexible contract


Saturday – up to 4 hours, Sundays - up to 6 hours to cover preparing cooked lunch and packed tea (sandwiches). Afternoon shifts 4pm – 6.30pm

Purpose of Role

Working to the menu designed by the Head Chef to provide meals for the residents and conference customers when required

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Manage the kitchen environment ensuring full compliance with obligatory legal undertakings and required standards of cleanliness, hygiene, food safety, health and safety are maintained to the highest level.

  • Provide two meals for residents each day working to the menu supplied by the Chef
  • Feedback to the Chef residents comments and supplies required
  • Leave the kitchen clean and tidy
  • Ensure the accountability, safe storage and appropriate use of knives and other potentially hazardous items and substances in regular use within the kitchen and conference areas.
  • Provide a highly responsive and professional catering service to all customers accommodating special needs and requests wherever practicable and achievable.
  • To maintain records according to agreed systems, policies and procedures
  • To be flexible and responsive to the changing needs and expectations of our Residents and Customers.
  • Able to cope with changing priorities and a range of tasks simultaneously
  • Undertake any additional duties deemed appropriate to level
Personal Skills/Quanlities Required

Experience of working in a catering environment preferable

Person Specification (Knowledge, Experience, Skills & Abilities)









Application form

Minimum NVQ level qualification in food preparation and cooking




Minimum GCSE level Maths and English




Work Experience




Experience within a catering / hospitality environment




Skills, Abilities, Knowledge



Application form / Interview

Excellent food presentation and service skills




Ability to relate to those with complex support need





Food safety requirements




Health and safety




Disposition, Personal Qualities




Application form / Interview

Ability to cope with stress and pressure 




Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses




Professional integrity




Ability to work in a team