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Position Title: Cook
Salary: Grade 3 £18,426 to £19,171 (Bar at £18,795) per annum
Contract Type: Part Time Permanent 
Hours: 14 hours (Saturday & Sunday)
Work Location: Longford Centre, 37 Edge Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9JU
DBS Check Required: Yes, Enhanced
Manchester Residency: This advert is open to residents of Manchester only 
Qualifications Required: Qualification in food preparation and cooking at NVQ level 2 or an equivalent and  Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate or an equivalent
Closing Date: 08 November 2019
Reference: MCC252362/CF

We are seeking to recruit a Cook who possesses a friendly and non-judgemental approach to citizens at the Longford Centre. This is a key requirement of this role because for a vulnerable adult who has been homeless, being made to feel welcome in a friendly environment and provided with a reliable and good quality menu supports the first steps to recovery.

The Longford Centre will deliver a programme of activities for residents as well as accommodation. Your willingness to work alongside volunteers and support the programme of voluntary activity will be a requirement of the role.

The Longford Centre is a site specifically targeting people who are new to homelessness which enables a dedicated therapeutic and supportive approach. People who are new to rough sleeping will be referred into the centre, accommodated in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment where they will receive an intensive support offer to enable rapid move on. The average duration of their short stay will be 8 weeks, although some people will need much shorter duration in the accommodation.

Applications will only be considered from people permanently resident within the boundaries of the City of Manchester.

The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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25th Nov 2019

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