Assistant Cook

4 days left

Aberdeenshire Council
£10,342 - £10,786 per year
20 Sep 2016
04 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

Assists the Unit Supervisor to run a large kitchen, primarily by cooking and preparing food

You have experience of preparing and cooking meals in quantity and have an Elementary Hygiene Certificate. As well as being able to work to guidelines you have a genuine interest in food and the needs of children. A 706/1 City & Guilds, 706/2 Cooking Certificate or equivalent and knowledge of H.A.C.C.P is desirable.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of one reference which must be your current or most recent employer.

Part time permanent position

Hours: 25 hours per week

Monday to Friday either 08:30 - 13:30 or 09:00 - 14:00 to be agreed with selected candidate.

Informal enquiries to Linda Smith - 07795013338

  • Assist the Unit Supervisor to operate the kitchen in an efficient manner 
  • Carry out cooking and preparation tasks

The Individual

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience in preparing and cooking of meals in quantity 
  • Academic achievement to Scottish National 4 or 5 level, Standard Grades or equivalent transferable experience and skills
  • Elementary Hygiene Certificate 
  • Ability to flexible, adaptable and work on own initiative 
  • Ability to follow guidelines and instructions 
  • Have a genuine interest in food and the needs of children 
  • Ability to communicate well with staff and pupils

Desirable Criteria:

  • 706/1 City & Guilds 
  • 706/2 Cooking Certificate or equivalent 
  • Knowledge of H.A.C.C.P.



See also:
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf