Making time for older people and helping them stay independent for longer


Part Time Vacancy - Cook/Housekeeper

2 days a week, 16 hours a week in total @ £11.35/hour

Flexibility to cover for sickness and holidays.

To provide Lunch and High Tea for up to 10 older, but independent residents. (No actual Care involved)

Responsibility for cleaning the kitchen, recording some weekly Health and Safety checks and security of house at end of the day.

Pleasant working environment and modern kitchen.

Please contact Helen Jarosz, the Administrator at:

 Abbeyfield (Ripon and District) Society, Church Lane, Ripon. HG4 2ES

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Phone: 01765 605446 for further details and an Application Form.

Enhanced DBS disclosure required.


Job Description

It doesn't feel like work when you enjoy what you do.

Our housekeepers cook a lunch and tea every day for up to 10 residents.

The best qualification you can have for doing this job is a love of cooking and experience of cooking for a family.

Our menus follow a 4 week rolling rotation. The main ingredients are given but housekeepers are free to prepare them how they wish, taking into account of course residents' preferences.

The main lunch option is set but an alternative option is offered to residents who dislike or are unable to eat the main option because of special diet or food allergy.

Potatoes or rice and 3 vegetables are served with the main meal. We have fish twice a week.

Puddings and desserts are always relished.

Sunday is usually a roast and we alternate between beef, lamb, pork, chicken and gammon.

Abbeyfield Ripon meals are not to be missed and are thoroughly enjoyed by all. Residents can see and taste the care that has gone into the preparation and housekeepers get a real sense of satisfaction in providing food that both nourishes and gives pleasure.