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Line Cook Chef De Partie

Salary: £11.67 - £12.45 per hour + Generous holidays, Pension
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Winsley, Wiltshire
Posted date: Tuesday 07 May 2024
Closing date: Tuesday 28 May 2024
Start date: ASAP
Applications for this vacancy have now closed

We are seeking a dedicated Line Cook to join the kitchen team at our hospice in Winsley. As a Line Cook, you will play a crucial role in preparing and serving nutritious meals to patients, families, and staff. Your culinary skills will contribute to the overall well-being and comfort of our patients and visitors.

LINE COOK (Chef de Partie) | Band 3 £11.67 - £12.45 per hour, depending on experience

As a Line Cook, you will prepare, cook, serve and present food in a professional manner. You will assist the winder catering team to ensure our high standards are met, alongside maintaining the smooth running of our kitchen.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Being a representative of Dorothy House and its values at all times. Ensuring our patients and customers always have a positive experience with our catering services.
  • Liaising with staff such as Ward Hosts and Nurses in relation to our patients special dietary requirements.
  • To assist with the creation and implementation of new menus and dishes.
  • To prepare meals to the amounts forecasted, exercising the required level or portion control. Ensuring allergen information is available for all food produces.
  • To provide catering services at Dorothy House conferences and meetings.
  • To ensure workload is completed in a timely manner. Working as a team to support other catering colleagues as required.
  • To keep working areas and equipment to a high hygienic standard. Ensuring that good hygiene practices are observed in all catering tasks.

See our full detailed Job Description on our website for more information.


This role is a Part Time position. Working of 15 hours per week.
Due to the shift roles of the role, occasional weekend working will be required.


Essential requirements:

  • Good standard of maths and English.
  • Experience working as a Kitchen Assistant (Commis) / working within a catering environment for more than 1 year.
  • Highly organised, and can work unsupervised to tight schedules and deadlines.
  • Effective team member with good prioritisation skills and a flexible work approach.
  • Good level of fitness to meet the physical requirements of the role.
  • Good communication skills. To confidently and passionately engage with the 'customers' of our catering service.

Desirable requirements:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Catering and Hospitality / formal cooking qualification.
  • Experience working as a Line Cook (Chef de partie).
  • Active food hygiene certificate.


Dorothy House is an incredible place to work; these are just a few of our benefits that we offer to our staff:

  • Generous holiday allowance for all roles, increasing with length of service
  • Fantastic refer a friend scheme
  • Excellent industry leading training and development programmes with many career development opportunities
  • Pension with Life Assurance
  • Travel and parking - We offer 45p per mile for work travel. There is unlimited free parking in Winsley.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Counselling and Mindful Employer Charter - providing our staff with information, advice and support for those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental health conditions.
  • Simply Health - Providing insurance against certain everyday healthcare costs such as dental and optical treatments.

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we'd love to see your application.

Please note that our vacancies can close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. We therefore encourage early submission of your application.


Interviews for this role are aimed to be held at the end of May/early June.

Required skills for this position

At Dorothy House, the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity are central to our work as an outstanding care provider and employer. They are inherent in our values where we care, we connect and we create. We recognise the diversity of the people who deliver our services and the people who receive them. We believe that by building a diverse workforce, underpinned by a culture of respect, we will create an environment where everyone will have access to receive outstanding care and support from Dorothy House, regardless of characteristic.

Our 2021 Services Review identified how we need to work differently to achieve our strategic mission to ensure that “everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care” and has presented us with an opportunity to improve on the “community development” work of the past and engage differently with our communities for the benefit of our patients, carers and families. Put another way, this is our moment ‘to do things differently’ and we are embracing this through Asset Based Community Development. We expect all staff to embrace this strategy and we will provide training accordingly.

What happens next

Step 1

Your application will be processed. One of the team from Dorothy House may contact you to discuss your application further

Step 2

If selected, you will be invited to attend an interview

Step 3

We will keep you informed of the progress of your application throughout the selection process

Elaine Kynaston - healthcare professional talking with patient
Every day is different and challenging, and I feel privileged to be let into the lives and homes of our patients

Elaine Kynaston, Dorothy House carer

Dorothy House is at the end of a phone whenever you need advice or reassurance. There’s just something about all the staff – they’re so approachable.

Angela Selman, DH patient, 2022

I was a Hospice at Home carer for thirty years. I think we all feel privileged to do it. It’s an honour to be with people at the very end of life.

Maggie Matthews, Dorothy House carer

I cannot put into words what a difference your carers made at such a dark time, and I will always be truly grateful.

Family of a patient, 2021

Anyone who works for Dorothy House is passionate about what we do. We’re like a family –we agree on our values and our mission and that comes through more than anything

Sue Spanswick, Dorothy House carer

It sounds a cliché, but every day really is totally different and I get to work with some amazing people

Debbie Russell, Mobile Deputy Shop Manager

I really wanted to work for Dorothy house after seeing first-hand the quality of care they provided. I applied for hospice at home carer role, and was thrilled to be offered a position.

Julia Harper, Dorothy House carer

My role at Dorothy House feels more meaningful than any of my previous corporate experience. Things here really matter, and it is so rewarding playing my part in helping us be there for patients and families

Rhiannon Eveleigh, Corporate Communications, 2022

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