VACANCY:                     Bank Cook

SALARY:                        £2.26 per hour 

REF:                               AH 120/22

HOURS:                          Bank

LOCATION:                     East Ayrshire Community Hospital

Come and join the hospice team making today matter for patients and families across Ayrshire.  We currently have a vacancy for a bank Cook within our busy Catering team.

The Ayrshire Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illness within Ayrshire and Arran.  We provide a wide range of services and care in people’s homes, care homes and hospitals, as well as in the hospice itself. This is provided at no cost to our patients or their families.  Our vision is to reach and improve the lives of everyone in Ayrshire affected by life-limiting illness.

Our In-Patient Unit is currently based within East Ayrshire Community Hospital, Cumnock while our Ayrshire Hospice home in Racecourse Road, Ayr is being significantly improved (we aim to recant back to Ayr in summer 2024).

In this role the Ayrshire Hospice cook works alongside the BAM FM catering team to support patient meals. You will assist in the production of a professional, high quality catering and hospitality service to patients, staff, relatives and visitors to the hospice.  You must hold an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate and have previous experience of working in a catering environment, experience in a healthcare setting is desirable. You must also have a comprehensive knowledge of food hygiene & HACCP regulations. Candidates should have good leadership and communication skills and a self motivated approach to work and an ability to work using their own initiative. You must be able to work a flexible shift pattern including weekends.

As part of the hospice team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, organisational pension scheme, employee assistance programme, comprehensive induction, continuous learning and development opportunities and access to the NHS Staff Benefits Scheme.

** Terms and conditions for existing NHS staff should be requested from HR department.

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Informal enquiries to Janey McCreath on 01292 269200 or be email to [email protected] 

  • Completed applications should be e-mailed to [email protected]Please contact HR on 01292 269200 if you need any further information about the application process. 
  • Closing date:            17th February 2023
  • Interview date:          27th February 2023

Please note CVs or NHS Application Forms are not accepted. 

Scottish Charity No. SC011390. Registered Office: 29 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AX