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Cook – The Old Rectory

Stalbridge, Dorset

 32 hours per week

Part-time, Permanent

Pay: £10.00 – £12.50 per hour


The Old Rectory, a luxury residential care home in Stalbridge, Dorset, is currently recruiting for a Cook to join our hard working team.

Working for Bramley Care

Is Bramley Care a good company to work for?

We certainly hope so… Bramley Care is a small, family-run business, consisting of two luxury residential care homes and a home care agency. At Bramley Care, we hold regular events to bring all our staff together (Covid-19 permitting), such as Christmas meals and summer barbecues. Each Christmas, all of our staff receive a fantastic Christmas hamper, we have regular awards for staff who have shown particular dedication, and we also offer bonuses and tokens to show our appreciation for hard work and loyalty.

Here are a few of the other benefits you will get if you work for Bramley Care:

· Free DBS check.
· Workplace pension.
· 20 days annual leave (pro rata), plus bank holidays.
· £300 Refer-A-Friend bonus scheme.
· Uniform provided free of charge.
· Shopping Discounts (via Perkpal).

Will Bramley Care support me in my career development?

At Bramley Care, as well as providing the very best standards of care and service to our residents and clients, staff development is extremely important to us. Furthermore, our commitment to staff development is vitally important to our ethos and is reflected in our CQC report and the feedback from our Investors in People accreditation.

Our in-house training center provides Bramley Care staff with the opportunity to continuously improve and expand their level of experience and education.

All members of the care team receive ongoing theoretical and practical training.

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory is a luxury residential care home, set in a beautiful old building, surrounded by lovely gardens. Our residents enjoy being an integral part of the community in the bustling town of Stalbridge in Dorset, a small picturesque town within the lush green pastures of the Blackmore Vale right next to the old market cross which is said to be one of the finest in the country. Stalbridge has a wonderful community feel to it with the advantage of many local amenities all within walking distance.

The Old Rectory is part of Bramley Care, a small, family-run business, consisting of two luxury residential care homes and a home care agency.

Why don’t you check out the Bramley Care Facebook page  to get a feel for what life is like for our residents and Carers?

What about Covid-19?

Our existing staff have all been vaccinated against Covid-19 and any new staff would be vaccinated as soon as this could be arranged. Our staff are given ongoing practical and emotional support to help them cope with the current challenges. We always ensure that our staff are fully provided with all the PPE they need to ensure not only their own safety but the safety of our clients as well.

Vacancy Information

To apply for this role you must be a team player, with excellent communication skills and have the ability to work on your own initiative.

Our dedicated catering team prepare meals on site using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

What hours would I need to work?

This role is part-time for 30 hours each week, working shifts from 7.00am to 3.30pm and includes every other weekend.

What would I get paid?

The salary for this role ranges from £9.00 to £9.45 per hour depending on your skills and experience.

What skills and experience would I need?

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience as a cook in a similar environment. Ideally you will already possess an intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate.

What to expect…

Your main responsibilities will include preparing, cooking and serving delicious, nutritious, healthy hot and cold food, to meet the dietary requirements of our residents.

How to apply

Email us … If you have a current CV please attach this or if not, just tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in joining us.  Make sure you include your preferred contact information and we will soon be in touch.