Cook, Harlow

Harlow - Essex
C£22,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 17:00
Interview date, week commencing:Monday, July 23, 2018
Job role:

This position requires a friendly, imaginative and professional cook with experience of working within a residential setting and with service users recovering from drug and/or alcohol misuse.

The successful candidate will be expected to take care of the kitchen and be responsible for food safety in accordance with local and national guidance. The post holder will be expected to source, order, and stock-take food items as well as working collaboratively with team members and service users to design weekly menu plans.


Good communication skills is required and the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team of staff members. The post holder will be required to undergo mandatory training and to attend meetings as required.


The Passmores House service is a 16 bedded residential detoxification and rehabilitation unit. The successful candidate will be required to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team structure, comprising of nurses, doctors, psychologist, complementary therapists, counsellors, recovery workers and volunteers. The unit has developed a health education programme based on relapse prevention.  We offer regular supervision and annual appraisal.  Personal and professional development is positively encouraged and courses are available for further learning and education links exist with a local university. 


We are seeking to appoint an individual who can also bring WDP’s core values to the role:


1.           Entrepreneurial – Be creative with food individualised to culture and preferences

2.           In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and partner organisations

3.           Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help and this will come across strongly in your practice with service users

4.           Community focussed – you will provide and shape services that serve the whole community 

WDP is a recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.
WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.