Catering Assistant

Aberdeenshire Council
£5,516 - £5,641 per year Dependant on experience
06 Oct 2016
24 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.

Undertake the preparation, cooking and service of food and beverages. This role may require flexible and weekend working.  There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.

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 applicable, this post also requires an Overseas Criminal Record 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.

The majority of posts within Aberdeenshire Council fall into one of the categories as detailed on the Worksmart website -

Aberdeenshire Council currently applies a Living Wage Supplement to all Council employees earning less than £8.33 per hour.

This post has a minimum requirement of 1 reference which must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal enquiries to Linda F Smith Tel 07795013338

  • Operate, maintain and clean equipment
  • Follow food hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen in accordance with health and safety, food hygiene and COSHH regulations at times
  • Carry out simple food preparation & cooking (kitchen only)
  • Perform cashier duties both tills and vending machines
  • Respond to customer requests in accordance to procedures

The Individual


  • Academic achievement to Scottish National Level 4 or 5, Standard Grades or equivalent transferable experience and skills
  • Service of food experience
  • Effective communication skills


  • Basic hygiene certificate
  • Experience of working in an Aberdeenshire Council Kitchen
  • Ability to work proactively and with limited direct supervision

See also:
Job Profile Catering Assistant 2009-06-16.pdf
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf