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Cook: Retirement Housing with Meals

Oban - Bield Housing and Care

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Job Description:

A rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Cook within our new Retirement Housing with Meals Service at Torosay Court in Oban.


The Role


You will have responsibility for preparing freshly cooked meals for people living within our development for our lunchtime and early evening meals services. You will be expected to work with our tenants to plan menus which include their own choices and preferences. You will assist with purchasing and ordering food for the development – of course making sure you work within the food budgets and provide tenants with value for money


You will ensure all food hygiene and health and safety standards set by Bield and where appropriate outside regulators are met and actively promote such standards within the development. You will also participate in routine cleaning tasks.



Hours of employment are 21 per week organised as follows:


Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm (including a 1 hour unpaid lunch break)


Role Requirements

You will bring to the role experience of working in a kitchen environment and planning, preparing foods and cooking meals for approximately 20 people and a genuine interest in working with older people and be able to demonstrate an understanding of their nutritional needs.   You will have the ability to maintain high standards of hygiene within the kitchen and dining areas and have knowledge of statutory regulations relates to food hygiene, ideally you will have an Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate and if not you will be expected to obtain the certificate within the first six months of employment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Standard Disclosure check with Disclosure Scotland.


Our Benefits


  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually.
  • Excellent holidays, up to 34 days each year (pro rata for part-time employees). With the option to buy or sell holidays each year.
  • Payment of your PVG with Disclosure Scotland./ Standard Disclosure
  • A wide range of learning and development activities including management & leadership programmes, job related training and qualifications to ensure your continuous progress.


If you require this information in an alternative format please contact us using the details above.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) which means you must disclose all unspent and relevant spent convictions on your application.


Closing date for applications is 21 June 2018


Salary: £15,000 - £20,000


Job Category: Service Delivery

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Location: Oban

Keywords: catering, chef, cook, Food and Beverage, hospitality

Job Expires: 3 days

How to Apply:

To see the full job description and apply please visit the Bield Jobs website at and type REQ01341 under keywords.

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