Care Home Cook (Grade 1) - Scalloway

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Care Home Cook (Grade 1) - Scalloway. Relief post, various hours as required. £16,917 pro rata of 38.5 hours per week/ £8.45 per hour plus Shetland Island allowance.

"It’s lovely to make people smile.  It makes my day.”

  • Great benefits package
  • Work in a friendly team environment
  • Build relationships with our residents
  • Great job satisfaction

Here at The Walter & Joan Gray, in Scalloway, Shetland, we don’t just see those we work with as older people. They’re someone’s mum. Someone’s dad. Someone’s grandparent.For us, providing the best quality of care is hugely rewarding and our goal is to ensure that every one of our residents enjoys the best possible quality of life. Of course, making sure that they also enjoy tasty and nutritious food is right at the heart of that, which is why this rewarding role is so important.

Don’t think for a moment that you’ll spend all of your time in the kitchen though. You’ll talk to our residents, to find out what they like and to make sure they’re happy with their meals, as well as to relatives and the rest of the team here.

That’s why we used the word ‘rewarding’ earlier.  Just hearing someone say “I really liked that soup” with a big smile on their face can make a huge difference to your day.

As well as cooking everything from scratch, you’ll order and check deliveries, update menus and generally keep paperwork up-to-date. So you will need to be well organised and able to manage your own time. We’re also looking for experience of CookSafe and preferably an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate.

What’s more, you will be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. You do not need to share our faith. These posts are subject to PVG Membership.

For more information and to apply please visit or call 01595 880691.

CrossReach is the operating name for The Church of Scotland Social Care Council. 


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