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Children’s Home Cook (Part-Time)


  • Part time
  • 2022-09-10
  • £10.18 - £10.59 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 190722-34055

Children’s Home Cook (Part-Time)
Location: Robins, Shinners Bridge, Dartington

Working hours: 22 hours per week (flexible hours – may include some weekend working)
Salary: £10.18 – £10.59 per hour

Are you an experienced Cook, looking for a new opportunity in the Dartington area? If so, then this may be the role for you!

About the Role

An opportunity has arisen for a part-time Cook to join us at Robins. We are looking for someone who has a passion for producing and planning nutritious, wholesome and exciting meals.

In this role, you will be delivering a high standard of food preparation and cooking, for our young people and staff team at Robins. You will be serving homemade lunches and evening meals for up to 25 people.

In addition, part of the role will involve producing menu plans and ensuring they meet dietary needs. Therefore, you will be responsible for sourcing and ordering ingredients and supplies for the kitchen within an agreed budget.

About Us

We are a Learning Disability Charity based in Dartington, Devon. Across the local area we have a Children’s Residential and Respite Home, an Adult’s Residential Home, a Further Education College and Community-based programmes.

With 20 years of success, Lifeworks provides a wide range of programmes and services to support children and young adults with learning disabilities. We are committed to supporting individuals to lead their best lives with the right person-centred support.

Lifeworks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and they expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

About You

Interested? If so, you will need to have:

– Previous experience in a similar role
– A Level 3 or 4 Certificate in Food Safety
– An NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation (or equivalent)

Alongside this, you will also need to be confident, friendly, able to work to your own initiative and an all-round team player.


We are a well-established Charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits:

– 28 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing with service (pro rata for part-time)
– Annual incremental pay rises (within grade)
– Pension and Life Assurance (T&Cs apply)
– Enhanced Company Sick Pay (after qualifying period)
– Employee Assistance Scheme
– Retail/High Street shopping discounts (Charity Workers Discounts)
– Fully funded Enhanced DBS & Update Service
– Refer a Friend bonus scheme (T&Cs apply)
– Comprehensive induction & training programs

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.

If you require any further information about this role or support with the online application process (other formats available) please call the HR team on 01803 861066 or email

Job location

Shinner's Bridge


Job category

Domestic / cook / maintenance, Residential care home, Wider services


Lifeworks Charity Ltd

Type of organisation



Social care


With over 20 years of success, Lifeworks provides a range of programmes and services for people with learning disabilities. We are committed to supporting individuals to lead the lives they choose with the right person-centred support and rights and opportunities as all community citizens.

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