The Scout Association
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Cook to join our amazing team.
Location: Great Tower, Cumbria (Live-in accommodation available)
Woking Hours: 40 hours per week
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £23,090 per annum Band C Level 3
We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds. Right across the UK, we help over 400,000 young people aged 4-25 gain skills for life and find their place in the world. We help them speak up, play their part and shine bright.
The Cook Role:
This role fuels our adventures! You will be a critical part of making the young people’s experience with Scout Adventures amazing without great food and full stomachs our visitors and our team simply won’t get the best from their time with us. This job is all about making sure our visitors and our team are ready for whatever the day throws at them.
You’ll coordinate all aspects of the kitchen from ordering, compliance with food hygiene standards to staffing and of course getting meals prepared and served.
This role isn’t just about dishing out some meals to children you will be part of a team making a real difference to young peoples lives in great surroundings with a team that thrive on knowing they are making a difference everyday.
Key responsibilities as our Cook:
Preparing and cooking a varied range of nutritious food for guests and staff at mealtimes
Serving the food to an exceptional standard and interacting with the guests and volunteers in an appropriate, knowledgeable and helpful way at all times, in particular with regard to allergens and other dietary requirements
Assisting in the service and clearing of all food, beverages and utensils
Stocking ordering and menu creation
Assisting with routine and deep cleaning of the kitchen, food storage, service and dining areas, including heavy and light equipment and machinery, crockery and cutlery, in accordance with the cleaning schedule 9
Following established kitchen systems and procedures to guarantee an efficient and organised meal service
Assisting with events and functions as required
Receiving deliveries, ensure correct stock rotation ensuring that all perishable and non-perishable commodities are stored under the correct condition
What we are looking for in our Cook:
Experience working in a large professional kitchen environment e.g. schools or mass catering
Proven competence in managing teams in an operational setting
Experience problem solving in a customer service focused environment
Some experience in either an educational, outdoor educational or visitor experience environment
Confident working in a values based working environment
Hold a suitable food hygiene qualification (e.g. Level 2 Food Hygiene)
Training and managing junior kitchen members and volunteers
Confident IT user
What we can offer you as our Cook:
Work in a way that suits you, your role and your department
Be proud to say you’re part of a team with Investors in People (Gold)
Plenty of opportunity for learning and development
25 days holiday a year, plus bank holidays rising to 28 days after two years, then increasing again to 32 days after five years
Four extra days to look after your family when they need you
Three extra days over Christmas
We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer…
Up to four personal days paid leave a year
Flexible working hours
Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits
Study and volunteer leave
Closing date: Sun, 26 March 2023 at 23:59
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click ‘Apply’ now!
The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
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