Cook in Charge - Dunrossness Primary School

Shetland Islands Council

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Job Description

Do you have what it takes to manage a busy kitchen?

Would you like to contribute to our local children's school experience?

Do you have the ability to create and plan a range of varied menus to encourage healthy eating and nutrition in our school?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should consider applying for our Cook in Charge vacancy at Dunrossness Primary School.

Dunrossness Primary School are looking for a Cook in Charge to lead our kitchen in planning, making and serving meals to its pupils, from pre-school to Primary 7 age. Based in the South Mainland, Dunrossness Primary School currently has a total of 111 primary pupils and 26 nursery pupils on the school roll. Which makes for a very busy kitchen!

The successful candidate will be responsible for: 

Skilled cooking activities connected with the full range of meals Menu planning - incorporating and ensuring that the Nutritional Standards required by the authority are implemented. Food preparation and cooking, and the provision of special dietary meals where appropriate, and the provision of meals on wheels if required. Operating within pre-set budgets, implementing portion control, purchasing and stock control. Operational control of service point including transported meals as appropriate.

If you would like to contact the Cleaning and Catering department to find out further information, please contact Marlene Hunter, Catering Supervisor on 01595 744128 or e-mail

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Requirements The grade of this post is F/G Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.0608 per hour Permanent Term Time Part Time post for 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year plus 6.04 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday to be taken during school holidays This post is career graded - your salary and career progression will depend on your experience and qualifications Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made A relocation package does not apply to this post We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland The successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory Pre-Employment Medical screening with our Occupational Health provider Not suitable for Job Share Not suitable for Remote Working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Dunrossness Primary School

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