• Location: Ysgol Botwnnog, Pwllheli,
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Not Supplied
  • Salary Range: Not Supplied
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 08 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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Cook-in-Charge Botwnnog School

Cook-in-Charge Botwnnog School

Gwynedd Council
Job Advertisement

Cook in Charge, Ysgol Botwnnog

To prepare and serve the food, and general kitchen duties 35 hours per week during the school term

GS4 7-11 £12.59 - £13.46 per hour (£10.54 - £11.27 averaged)

Weekly Salary - £368.90 - £394.45

The Council will request a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure for the successful applicant and you will receive an email from '' to complete a DBS form online.

The applicant will be expected to reach the linguistic level noted as one of the essential skills in the Person Specification.

We welcome applications in Welsh and English and applications will be treated completely equally.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this comitment

For further information conact Margaret R. Hughes on (01286) 679581

Closing Date: 08/04/2024

Application forms from and to be returned to: Gwasanaeth Cefnogol, Cefnogaeth Gorfforaethol, Caernarfon. Telephone number 01286 679076

Person Specification
Personal attributesEssential
To be able to work as part of a team (School team and kitchen team)

No history of food related illness (ref page D-7 Kitchen Manual - Pre-employment questionnaire)
Self motivated, happy disposition.

Knowledge of healthy food and nutrition

To be sociable and treat people with respect

Of clean and tidy appearance

Good personal hygiene
Qualifications and relevant trainingEssential
Basic food hygiene

Nutrition and diet qualification or complete a level 2 course within 3 months of employment.
Staff supervisor qualifications

Craft cooking qualification

Training in food production skills

Training in food service skills.

Training in Health and Safety, e.g. moving and handling or first aid.

Training in selling skills.

Full driving licence
Relevant experienceEssential
Cooking in a commercial kitchen or kitchen similar to a school kitchen
Experience of being employed in a food production environment

Menu planning, ordering food and writing recipes

Recording and reporting catering costs

Quality assurance systems
Skills and specialist knowledgeEssential
Taking part in group work and effectively communicating in a group
Good interpersonal skills

Good communication skills

Marketing food business
Language requirementsListening and Speaking - Entry
Able to pronounce the names of places and people correctly.
Reading and Understanding - Entry
Able to read and understand short and simple letters, e-mails, leaflets, and signs in Welsh and English on familiar everyday issues, in order to convey them to someone else.
Writing - Entry
Able to write a simple message requesting or giving information about familiar everyday issues in the workplace.

Job Description
Purpose of the post
• Ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the heart of everything we do.

• To prepare, supervise and organise food production and service in a kitchen. Provide induction and training for kitchen staff.
Responsibility for functions
• Budget

• Staff

• Equipment
Main duties
• Provide food - to include menu planning, ordering food, managing food quantities, prepare and cook food.

• Comply with Health and Safety requirements and Food Safety that affects staff and other persons who may be using, visiting the site.

• Ensure that good work practices are used by all Catering Staff and that the requirements of any relevant statutory provisions and Gwynedd Council Policies are met.

• Arrange and supervise the food service including serving the food.

• Supervise kitchen staff. Allocate duties, organise work and provide training.

• Ensure that every member of kitchen staff receives Health and Safety and Food Safety Induction Training before they begin to work.

• Supervise and manage kitchen hygiene, health and safety.

• Security of the kitchen and the kitchen area by locking and unlocking the kitchen.

• Ensure kitchen equipment is repaired and maintained.

• Administrative duties such as ordering supplies, recording food stock, completing monthly fact sheets, confirming daily events are recorded in the cook's log.

• Any other duties following a reasonable request.

• Responsibility for self-development.

• Ensure compliance with Health and Safety rules in the workplace in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council's Health and Safety Policy.

• Operate within the Council's policies in relation to equal opportunities and equality.

• Responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council's information management guidelines. Ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

• Commitment to reducing the Council's carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council's Carbon Footprint.

• Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.

• Responsibility to report any concern or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused.
Special circumstances
• There will be a need to prepare food outside normal hours of work e.g. In Service Training days.

• There is an expectation on the post holder to co-operate with the emergency planning arrangement for Gwynedd Council, to open the kitchen and provide food for people in an emergency and to move to other kitchens where help is required in an emergency.

• To move to other kitchens where help is required.