Assistant Cook

Aberdeenshire Council
£5,867 - £6,117 per year
17 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.

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 vulnerable adults. A 706/1 City & Guilds, 706/2 Cooking Certificate or equivalent and knowledge of H.A.C.C.P is desirable.

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

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.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer

Part Time: 12 Hours 

Expected Interview Date: 31 October 2016

Informal enquiries to: Tracy Ellington 01771 624043




• Assist the Unit Supervisor to operate the kitchen in an efficient manner
• Carry out cooking and preparation tasks
• Ensure that cash is handled correctly and prepared for banking

The Individual

Essential Criteria

• 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.
• Experience in preparing and cooking of meals in quantity

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