Cook, Harlow

Harlow - Essex
£22,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Would you like to run a kitchen in a warm and welcoming residential community, supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing?

The service

Passmores House is a residential recovery community for people with a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol. We offer detoxification and stabilisation packages, as well as a full rehabilitation programme, all built around the individual.

The role

This vitally important role takes care of our recovery community’s kitchen and is responsible for food safety in accordance with local and national guidance. You 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. The post holder must ensure all meals are nutritious and meet our residents’ dietary requirements, listening and getting input from our residents to agree the menu plan for the coming week.


  • Salary of £22,000 per annum
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week (10.00am – 6.00pm)


Set in a leafy park, Passmores House is close to the transport hub of Harlow in Essex and on the border of Hertfordshire. 

Why should you apply? 

  • A new challenge
  • Opportunity to manage your own kitchen
  • Opportunity to develop nutritious menu ideas/plans with residents


For an informal chat about the role, contact Andrea Morris, Facilities Coordinator on 01279 634200 or

To apply, please read the job description, complete the application form and send to

The closing date for applications is Sunday 29 September 2019 at 00:00 midnight.

WDP and our values

WDP is an innovative behaviour-change charity.  We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration.  We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused

WDP is 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