Novas - Abigail Women’s Centre: Cook

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Novas is a voluntary organisation and Approved Housing Body working with families, children and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded; primarily those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. We provide a range of housing, health and recovery services and accommodation for marginalised households throughout Ireland primarily using a trauma informed approach (all staff are trauma informed and trained) and a harm reduction model of support. We also provide bespoke community based supported living services for persons that find themselves homeless with complex support requirements on both the Intellectual Disability and Mental Health spectrums.

Novas are currently seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Cook at our Abigail Women’s Centre located in Dublin. The successful candidates will be afforded necessary training and development in line with the role. Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and experienced with a passion for engaging with clients who are homeless/at risk of homelessness.

Position: Cook

Where: Abigail Women’s Centre

Contract: Permanent (subject to funding)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with HACCP training and Relevant cooking qualifications
  • A comprehensive knowledge of food group
  • The person will have a minimum of 1-year experience of working in a busy kitchen.
  • Each person will demonstrate the ability to treat the client group with respect and in a non-judgemental manner at all times.
  • Have a good knowledge of preparing a balanced diet.
  • Be familiar with the preparation of international dishes.

Please see attached Job Description and Peron Specification for more information

Closing Date for receipt of completed application forms is 28th October 2019 at midday.

For further information please visit Please complete the application form and return it to

Novas is committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe from harm. As a consequence, Garda Vetting will be carried out for all Novas staff. Garda Vetting is part of the Novas recruitment and selection process and a pre-employment requirement.

Benefits: Novas full time staff receive 26 days annual leave, employer pension contribution after successful probation period, double time on Sundays and bank holidays, flexible work arrangements, access to supports such as Support and Supervision, external supervision if required and Psychological First Aid. Staff receive a wide variety of on-the-job training, with core training including First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Overdose Response and Naloxone Administration. They gain a wide range of experience on the front-line- this can act as a springboard for other career opportunities within Novas.


Finglas, Dublin 11

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