Isle of Wight Council

Adelaide Resource Centre (promoting independence through short-term re-ablement and respite care)

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Assistant Cook (Ref: 2024_823)

Adelaide Resource Centre, Ryde

Grade 4, £23,500.00 to £23,893.00 per annum pro-rata (actual salary £12,702.70 to £12,915.14)

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Kelly Grimes at 01983 568621 or

Vacancy Reference: 2024_823

Closing Date: 25/04/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 20 per week


Could you bring your culinary skills to provide delicious meals for our residents at the Adelaide? We are a purpose-built 24 bedroom Resource Centre situated in Ryde.


Our reablement service offers support to people on discharge from hospital, allowing them to regain independence. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission, offering a high standard of care by trained and experience staff in a comfortable environment. We have a positive approach to person centred care and promotion of independence. We work closely with GPs, District Nurses and other Health and Social care professionals to maintain client’s wellbeing.


The centre offers a wide range of stimulating leisure activities. These can include outings, seasonal events, indoor entertainment and the occasional party.


Our Isle of Wight Council Adelaide Reablement Service is looking for an Assistant Cook to work alongside and support the Cook in Charge, you will help to prepare, cook and serve meals to the people we support in our home and monitor kitchen stock.


Your role will include freshly preparing and cooking healthy and nutritionally balanced meals daily onsite in consultation with residents and staff to reflect each individual’s likes, dislikes and dietary needs.


You will ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained.


You will be expected to cover for the Cook in Charge when they are not on duty.


It would be helpful to have previous experience in the catering industry, you will be expected to hold or undertake infection control and food hygiene training.


We are looking to appoint an individual with good listening and observational skills and awareness of the challenges faced by people who need care and support. 


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Kelly Grimes at 01983 568621 or


PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.

Please click here to view the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

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If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: 25 April 2024