Cook (Part time)


St Crispin Retirement Village, Duston, Northampton, NN5 4RB


£9,234.97 per annum (£25,726 per annum, full time equivalent)


14 hours per week

Contract Type:

Part Time, Permanent

Closing date:


The Role

We’re hiring a Cook to join our Retirement Living Team at St Crispin Retirement Village, in Duston, Northampton. This is a part time permanent role working 14 hours per week, on a rota:

  • Week 1 – Wednesday and Thursday
  • Week 2 – Saturday and Sunday

Shifts are between 8am – 3pm or 8.30am – 3.30pm, working 7 hours per shift. We welcome applications from candidates who are willing and able to work on a rota basis. We’d also consider offering permanent weekend shifts to candidates who are interested in this.

St Crispin Village is one of our largest Retirement Villages where we typically cater for 45-50 meals each day. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and serving fresh home-cooked meals to customers.
  • Maintaining and cleaning the kitchen and restaurant area.
  • Providing catering for events and activities held on the scheme.
  • Supporting fortnightly menu planning that meet our customers cultural and dietary needs.
  • Ordering and replenishing food and kitchen supplies, with a focus on staying within budget.

Our Ideal Candidate? We are looking for people who have:

  • Previous cooking/kitchen experience.
  • A Food Safety Level 2 qualification (if you don’t have this, we will train you on this if you’re successful).
  • Are confident in dealing with budgets and stocktaking.
  • Are confident in using IT systems (Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook).

Who are Midland Heart? We’re a large and ambitious housing organisation providing more people an affordable place to call home. We welcome people from every walk of life, at every stage of their career. We expect a lot from our people but in return you can be assured of a great place to work, where you will be well rewarded and where great people are able to succeed.

What can we offer? We have an excellent range of company benefits available including 25 days annual leave, up to 8% matched pension and access to our Brilliant Benefits portal which will get you discount on a lot of your shopping! To find out more about what is on offer, please click here.

We are proud to say we have recently been named in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work list, within the Big Organisations category (The Times).

Interested? Please click "Candidate Information" below for a full Role Profile. Applying is easy - simply register on our candidate portal and submit a CV and a cover letter explaining how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the role.

We reserve the right to close the advert prior to the closing date.

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss any adjustments you might need in order to be successful in this role.