Kitchen Support Worker (female applicants only*)

Clapham, London
£9 per hour
03 May 2013
14 May 2013
Contract Type
Full Time

Action on Addiction is the only charity working across the addiction field in prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families and children, research and campaigns.  We are proud that HRH, the Duchess of Cambridge is our patron.

Hope House is a safe, secure and comfortable place for women to recover from substance dependence and receive additional support for other compulsive disorders. Clients will have already undergone detoxification and first stage treatment but are in need of further support to come to terms with problems related to their addiction and help them maintain a substance free life.

Hope House is special in that it's just for women. Many of our clients have a history of difficult relationships and find an all-female environment a supportive place to work through issues and begin to recover. Living with other women in similar situations, they benefit from the care of the counsellors and therapists and the encouragement of their peers.

The Hope House treatment programme lasts 12-24 weeks and is suitable for women aged 18 or over who have undergone detoxification and first stage treatment

The role

We are looking for a kitchen support worker to join our support team.

Your role will include:

  • supporting clients with cooking skills, menu planning and nutrition;
  • ordering in food and kitchen supplies;
  • teaching clients about basic food hygiene;
  • maintaining health and safety requirements in the kitchen;
  • being responsible for maintaining a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen.

An NVQ/QCF in a relevant subject such as: health and social care or nutrition would be useful.

Although this job will not involve you cooking, you will need to have enough cooking experience to be able to show clients how to cook. Part of your role will involve cleaning so you need to be prepared to get your hands dirty! You must also be confident with using the internet to order the regular food delivery.

Action on Addiction is an Investor in People and offers 25 days holiday rising to 30 days, a 7.5% non-contributory pension and a childcare vouchers scheme.

Interviews are planned for mid/end of May with an ideal start date in June. This is a permanent contract.

For a copy of the job description please email the HR team at the address shown below.

How to apply

Email your CV to the HR team on or send a copy through the post to: HR team, Clouds House, East Knoyle, SP3 6BE.

If you would prefer to complete an application form then you can download a copy from our website or contact the HR team.

If you would like to simply have a chat about the role you can call us on 01747 832013.

*Hope House is a service for women only and only female applicants will be considered for this role in line with Part 1, Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.