Adswood Lodge, Stockport

Position: Cook
Care home: Adswood Lodge
Location: Stockport, SK3 8HZ
Contract type: 40 Hours 
Rate: £12.00 Per Hour


Are you an experienced Cook looking for a new challenge? Join us as our new Cook at Adswood Lodge care home in Stockport.

In this role, you’ll cook delicious, healthy and nutritious meals for the people we support in our care home. 

Meal times are an important part of our daily routine, even more so for those living in care homes.

In this role, you’ll ensure that everyone has a positive dining experience, to increase nutritional intake, promote social interaction and build a sense of community. 

This is an exciting opportunity to use your cooking skills to make a real difference every day.


About Exemplar Health Care 

Adswood Lodge is part of Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. 

We support adults living with complex mental health needs and neuro disabilities including Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

We’re a brand new home, opened in April 2023, which means it’s an incredibly exciting time to join our growing team.

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.


About the role

Our Cooks make delicious and nourishing meals for people with a range of dietary requirements. 

No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • preparing, cooking and serving food 
  • understanding people’s needs, likes and choices to develop suitable menus
  • interacting with the people we support to get feedback on meals 
  • complying with food hygiene standards
  • completing relevant checks and maintaining records
  • being a great team player, working as part of the wider Catering Team.

You’ll put people at the heart of everything you do. We can guarantee that whatever you bring to the role, you’ll see great rewards.

If you haven’t worked in the care sector before, we’ll help you feel right at home from the start with our induction, buddy, and ongoing training programmes.

Download our job description to read more: 


About you 

Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.

You’re also:

  • a cook with a flair for creating delicious and nutritious meals for varied dietary requirements 
  • creative in menu development and food preparation
  • an excellent team player 
  • adaptable and flexible 
  • someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

We like our Cooks to have a food hygiene certificate and a relevant catering qualification, but these aren’t necessary.


What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • excellent supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • access to wages before payday
  • retail and lifestyle reward discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.


How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’.

For an informal chat about joining us, call us on 01977 630830 or email 

Please note, applicants must be authorized to work in the UK. We’re unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.


Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

Read our stories

Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.


Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.


Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.


Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.


Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish.