Service Care Solutions Ltd

Head Housekeeper Cook

Service Care Solutions are pleased to present an exciting opportunity supporting our established client to recruit an experienced Head Housekeeper/Cook for a Permanent opportunity in the Leeds area.

The successful candidate will provide high quality housekeeping and cooking to support service users and residents, contributing to the seamless functions of care and operational effectiveness within the home.

This is a full-time opportunity.

Part-time applications will also be considered.

Our Client are a private healthcare provider specialising in recovery and rehabilitation for individuals with complex and enduring mental health needs.

The services is a brand-new, purpose built home supporting Adult Males aged between 18-65.

The service achieved a rating of ‘GOOD' from their latest CQC Inspection.

Job Purpose: Head Housekeeper/Cook

Pay: £12.77 per hour + £150 SCS Welcome Bonus

Location: Leeds

Working Hours: Monday-Sunday, Various Shift Patterns

Shifts: 8 Hours / 12 Hours

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake the daily operational responsibility to ensure that the service runs smoothly in direct relation to cleanliness, tidiness, line supplies and waste removal.

  • To manage a stock control system that ensures that there are always adequate supplies of goods such as towel, linen, janitorial supplies, food & kitchen supplies etc.

  • To ensure all CQC requirements are met within the housekeeping and cook departments.

  • To ensure and assist with the necessary mandatory training of new staff to carry out routines and cleaning schedules.

  • To co-ordinate all aspects of kitchen production so that food is prepared to the agreed standard and that time deadlines are met.

  • To implement and supervise all aspects of kitchen control e.g., menus, hygiene, health and safety, cleaning, and waste control.

  • Minimise food waste when preparing meals and use equipment correctly.

  • To order catering consumables from current nominated suppliers in line with the company policy.

  • To complete audits for housekeeping and kitchen as required, reporting any findings to Service Manager and provide necessary support with appropriate action plans.

  • To co-produce with service users/ residents the menus for the home taking into account the content, balance and nutritional values, in line with agreed budget.

  • To prepare special diets for service users/ residents as required.

  • To implement and maintain a deep cleaning schedule for the site.

  • To provide direct line management and supervision to the housekeeping/ cooking team, recording of sickness/absence records, annual appraisals, probationary supervisions, and all necessary documentations relating to line management or supervision etc.


  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • Knowledge and experience working within a Health and Social Care setting

  • Previous experience Team Management experience


  • £150 Welcome Bonus, paid via Service Care Solutions

  • Workplace Pension Scheme

  • Health Cash Plan Benefits Package

  • Discounted Gym Membership (through Health Cash Plan Benefits Package)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Access to Blue Light Card Membership

  • Free On-Site Parking


  • Welcome Bonus - £150

  • Referral Bonus - up to £750

  • Agency Switch Bonus - £150

*Terms and conditions apply.

The listed bonuses are paid via Service Care Solutions.

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