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Part-time Cook


Fri/Sat/Sun – 20 hours

Addington Supportive Accommodation
62 Poulson Street

We are looking to employ a passionate and experienced Cook/Chef for this 20 hour role, at our Emergency Housing Hostels located in Addington. This service has operated from this site for 120+ years, currently working with up to 88 men who are needing support towards independent living. More recently, we have also opened a further 16 homes for families, across Christchurch.

For this role, you will be catering for between 50- 60 men on the Addington site, providing lunch and tea each day from a large commercial kitchen. We are flexible as to how the hours could be spread over these 3 days.     

Our successful applicant for this role will already have been experienced for at least 2 years in cooking for larger groups like a rest home or hospital setting and would have at least a Level 3 Certificate level qualifications in Cooking (or similar). 

The hostel is located in a quiet garden area in Addington, with free onsite parking. There is a 4 day a week Senior Cook, who you will work alongside, to create the 7 day of service.  

It is vital that you have the following :

  1. Very supportive of the mission of the Salvation Army and the work of the Addington Supportive Accommodation hostels.
  2. You need to be a proactive, friendly, “hands on”, team player who enjoys working with Men in need who like having good quality food each day.    
  3. You will have completed at least a NZQA Level 3 Certificate in Cooking (or equivalent) or be willing to complete this with our support. At least 2 years’ experience in cooking for larger groups in a similar setting.
  4. This is a 20 hour permanent position. Hours of work negotiable across the three days.

Applicants must be eligible already to work in NZ with a NZ residency or work visa. There will be a criminal conviction history check for this role.


Application close 5 pm 26 April 2019.


Job description from

Glenn Dodson, Director, Addington Supportive Accommodation, CHCH.

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