Meals4Health Chef, Part-Time

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23 Jan 2023 17:00

 Meals4Health is a social enterprise of COPE Galway.  Meals4health produces and delivers fresh-ready meals for older people and others needing specialised nutritional support.

About the Role

The person in this position will work under the direction of senior Chefs. The part-time chef will be responsible for food preparation, cooking, and production and supporting all aspects of the food safety & hygiene management system. 

This role will someone who enjoys working in a professional and progressive kitchen, and who champions a supportive workplace environment.  

A detailed job description and person specification outlines the full criteria required for the position and includes: 

  • Have a qualification from NCTB (National Tourism Certification Board) or
  • London City and Guilds or NQAI (National Framework of Qualifications)
  • Be capable of working on own initiative and be organised in one’s approach to work with the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Be enthusiastic, approachable, communicative, and flexible.
  • Have an appreciation and empathy for the dietary needs of older people.
  • Have HACCP training.

Rate of Pay: Competitive  

Nature of Contract: 2-year Fixed term 

Hours of work: Morning/early afternoon shifts  

Job Description/Person Specification is available to download from our website     

How to apply

Download and read the Part-Time Chef Role Description.

Applicants should submit their CV to

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Monday 23rd January 2023.

Our Values, Our Work, Our People

COPE Galway is a charity that has been providing social services in Galway since the 1970s. Our homeless services offer people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness a range of residential and non-residential supports. Our team works tirelessly to find individualised creative solutions. Ours is a learning organisation where we seek to innovate in line with evidence based best practise. We embrace strengths based approaches, harm reduction, trauma informed care and rights based service provision.

Our Vision is a community where every person is valued, cared for, and supported at every stage of life. We work to achieve this by providing essential supports for people at challenging times in their lives, and by advocating for systemic change to remove the root causes of inequity and disadvantage that constrain the wellbeing and development of individuals, families and communities.

Our Mission is to make a difference by empowering people, creating change and strengthening communities. We understand, respect and respond to the needs of our clients who are always at the forefront of our work.

Our Team is supported by regular support and supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Our people receive a wide variety of on-the-job training, with core training including Trauma Informed Care, First Aid, MAPA (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression), Overdose Response and Naloxone Administration and additional trainings including Values Workshops, Diversity Workshops, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction Workshops.

Benefits for Employees include a pension scheme and a supplemental training fund to which individuals can apply annually to assist them in their studies and their continuous professional development. Working on our front-line can act as a springboard for a range of exciting career opportunities with COPE Galway both within our homeless services and our wider organisation, including Domestic Abuse Services, Older People’s Services and other organisational posts.

COPE Galway is an equal opportunities employer