Assistant Cook (Residential)

Job Description

Do you like to connect with people, make a difference and do the right thing?  

Somerset Care is an award-winning not-for-profit provider of care across the South West. When people think about care, they think of the Somerset Care Group.

Grovelands recruit based on values – However, you must have a Level 2 QCF qualification in catering and OR demonstrable experience in working as a chef or a cook.


Shift Patterns are Week 1  (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 3pm)

Shift Patterns for week 2  (Wednesday, Saturday 9am - 3.30pm, Thursday, Friday,  9am - 3pm & Sunday 11am - 3pm) 

Everything we do at Somerset Care is underpinned by our four core values: Connecting with people, Making a difference, Doing the right thing and Embracing change

We really care about our staff and offer a range of excellent benefits:

  • Full company induction, ongoing training to gain NVQ & Care qualifications plus the opportunity to start an Apprenticeship
  • Enhanced pay for nights, weekends and bank holidays
  • We have partnered with Wagestream so you can access your earned wages before payday
  • Blue Light Card – provides access to more than 15,000 discounts from large national retailers to local businesses!
  • Reward and recognition – Bright Sparks, Somerset Care Group Awards, Long Service Awards
  • Refer a Friend Bonus – £350 per person you refer (Uncapped and paid on successful appointment)
  • Wellbeing support available, covering a wide range of support services and events.

Apply now to speak to our friendly recruitment team!

  • As an Assistant Cook with us, your focus will be to dazzle our residents with varied menus that cater to individual dietary needs while keeping a keen eye on nutritional value.
  • Our Assistant Cooks aren't just meal-preparers; they're the beating heart of our kitchen, ensuring every dish is packed with flavour and care.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work, and you'll collaborate closely with our kitchen assistants to prep and serve meals that turn everyday dining into a delightful experience for our residents.
  • Our Assistant Cooks pay rate is £11.44 per hour with enhanced pay on weekends.

“I have always felt very proud to work for Somerset Care and feel very grateful for the career opportunities & support I have been given.”

If you would like to have a chat with our friendly recruitment team, please call us on 01823 802 637 and select Option 1.

Somerset Care Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.