Traditional Cook

Salary - Up to £15,309.61 (FTE)

30 hours per week / Permanent in Shrewsbury

Part Time/ Maternity Cover in Cannock  

Casual Catering Opportunities are also available

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who can cook traditional homemade food in our ShireLiving schemes in Shropshire and Staffordshire.

If you have excellent people skills, can produce a tasty plate of food, and can work as part of a team then this is a fantastic opportunity for you.

We are a well-respected local company who greatly value its employees who are offering:-

  • Superb working environments
  • Generous terms and conditions
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary

The working environment

ShireLiving is a premium housing brand offering luxury apartments and facilities for the over 55s age group. Our aim is to create a hotel-standard environment for tenants.

Our developments are attractive, modern buildings that allow tenants to live independently in modern apartments, with the convenience of having all the help and support they need on their doorstep and the added benefit of being part of a friendly community.

Our aim is to provide a range of services on-site that match the needs of residents. These services include catering facilities, which cover the following:

  • Breakfast and lunch service in our attractive, on-site cafes – open to residents, their friends and families, and the local community
  • Individual catering packages for tenants, with room service where required
  • Event catering for social activities

Our tenants remain at the heart of every ShireLiving development, and we expect all staff to deliver the same standard of exceptional customer service.

Watch our video about the ShireLiving catering service:

ShireLiving is a partnership between The Wrekin Housing Trust and care provider Choices Housing. Catering staff will be employees of The Wrekin Housing Trust.

What you will need:

As a ShireLiving Cook, you will play a leading role in in being the ‘face’ of the ShireLiving. You will require excellent organisational and presentation skills and a passion for producing quality food.  Successful candidates will be expected to engage with our tenants and visitors as well as colleagues and suppliers so excellent communication skills are also a must. The roles require people to be able to adapt to the needs of our customers.

You will be working in a demanding and fast-paced environment, so you must be a conscientious and hard-working individual who is willing to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional service.


In return, we offer you an interesting, challenging, exciting and rewarding place to work with the following benefits:

20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays

Company pension scheme

For those who are interested in Casual Catering posts terms and condidtions will be discussed at interview.

To register your interest for this role, please email your CV to Wrekin Housing Trust at with a covering letter explaining why you would be an ideal candidate. If you require any further information please contact the HR department on Tel:- 01952 217009.

Please ensure you include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Contact telephone number
  • Why you are interested in the role
  • What you feel you have to offer in this role

Interview dates are to be confirmed.

Ref : WHT1333. Closing Date : 29/03/2019 - Interview Date : 08/04/2019


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