Cook – Gowlands – Hamelin Trust

Cook – Gowlands – Hamelin Trust

Hamelin Trust is a local registered charity supporting people with learning disabilities, providing person-centred care and support to adults and children through our various services.

Gowlands in Sutton Road Rochford is our eight bedded short break service providing a homely yet stimulating environment for the people we support.  Set in five spacious acres, the site (which is also home to our Hydrotherapy Pool and horticultural project, Roots and Shoots) it is a calm and relaxing space for all who work or visit there.

We are looking to recruit Cook for 30 hours a week to join our dedicated team at Gowlands.

Working between the hours of 1.00pm to 7.00pm (some flexibility available) the role will require you to prepare meals for the staff and guests at Gowlands (usually up to a maximum of 12 to 16 people) and to undertake general cleaning duties within the environment ensuring high standards of hygiene are maintained in the kitchen and dining areas.

You will need to adhere to guest’s diet cards and to prepare an alternative meal from the planned menu to accommodate specific dietary requirements and food likes/dislikes.

Ideally you will have experience working within a residential setting or in a similar environment.

Rotas are usually produced at least a month in advance – because we know you have a life to plan outside of work!

In return we offer:

  • £10.00 per hour plus generous enhancements of 25% when working at weekends
  • Free training – including full induction and on-going training
  • Free enhanced DBS check
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program through Health Assured
  • A warm welcome into the team


Full job descriptions are available from the HR team at Hamelin Trust and applications can be made directly on our website, where all our vacancies are advertised.

If you would like to discuss further, please call 01277 653889 to speak to a member of the HR team.

Closing date: 30th June 2022

Hamelin Trust has a duty to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of its service users and is committed to doing so. Hamelin Trust expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure & other safeguarding clearance.

Jamie Langstone