Strode Park House, Herne

36 Hours per week including weekends, £8.16 per hour, £16.32 per hour on Bank Holidays, 28 days holiday Pro Rata 

Join us at Strode Park. We are Kent's premier charity for people with disabilities and have been providing care and leisure services for over 70 years. We know that to ensure our care services are exceptional, we need to have great people working here. If you think Strode Park sounds like the place for you, we would love to hear from you.

Strode Park House is a 19th Century Victorian Manor House set in 14 acres of beautiful grounds in the picturesque village of Herne, Kent. We are a nursing and residential home offering both long and short-term care for adults aged 18 and upwards. Our kitchen staff are a dedicated team, providing a crucial service, ensuring our residents enjoy healthy and nutritious meals.

As a Cook at Strode Park House, your main duties will be to assist in food preparation and delivery so that all service users have their dietary needs met. You will ensure full compliance with all food hygiene regulations and our policies so that all food is safely produced and stored plus our residents’ choices are met. You will assist in planning and costing menus making the best use of available fresh food. You will also ensure the kitchen is kept clean and tidy whilst supervising staff in ensuring appropriate use of equipment and infection control standards, giving help and guidance where required. You will also support the aims and objectives of the Foundation and play a full and active part in team working so that at all times this post, either directly or indirectly, is providing the highest standard of care to people who use our services.

You’ll need the following skills and qualities:

  • NVQ level 2 in basic food and hygiene essential.
  • Ideally you will have experience in catering gained through a working environment and cooking for large numbers.
  • Be honest, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Must be able to meet the working pattern demanded by the post including weekends.
  • You must be passionate about providing tasty and nourishing food for our residents.

To discuss the role in more detail, please contact

Paula Wiles, Lead Cook on 01227 373292 or [email protected].

For more information, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Join us at #teamstrodepark.


Closing date: 31st July 2018


The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Strode Park is an equal opportunities employer.