Isle of Wight Council

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

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Assistant Cook (Ref: 2024_828)

Gouldings Resource Centre , Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Grade 4, £23,500 to £23,893.00 per annum pro-rata (actual salary £19,054.05 to £19,372.70)

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Caroline King on or via phone on 01983 433192

Vacancy Reference: 2024_828

Closing Date: 07/05/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 30 per week

The Isle of Wight Council bedded reablement service is looking for an innovative and dynamic Assistant Cook to work alongside and support the Cook-in-Charge and your fellow culinary colleagues. 

Located in Freshwater, The Goulding’s Resource Centre is a 20-minute scenic drive from Newport and situated directly on a main bus route.

There you will be helping to not only prepare, cook and serve meals, but you will help develop a diverse, nutritious and inviting menu to support up to 23 client’s nutritional health as they undertake their journey within the resource centre.

We are looking to appoint an individual with excellent listening and observational skills and awareness of the varying nutritional needs and/or the challenges faced by people who need care and support.

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

You will have a passion for your vocation and people as well as the ability to prioritise workloads in a busy environment. 

You will be supported with full training, regular structured supervision, and development opportunities.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Caroline King at or via phone on 01983 433192


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

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

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The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

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: 7 May 2024