• Location: Ysgol Bro Idris, Dolgellau,
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary: GBP 11,574.00 - 11,766.00 per year
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 11 July, 2024 12:00 AM

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Assistant Cook Bro Idris School - Dolgellau Primary Site

Gwynedd Council

Salary: GBP 11,574.00 - 11,766.00 per year

Job Advertisement

Gwynedd Council offers an attractive employment package, for more information please click on this Information Pack

Gwynedd Council operates internally through the medium of Welsh, and offers all its services bilingually. The applicant will be required to reach the linguistic level noted as one of the essential skills in the Person Specification.

We encourage everyone who applies for a job with Gwynedd Council to submit job applications in Welsh or bilingually.

( Applications submitted in English only or Welsh only will always be treated equally, but we ask applicants to consider carefully what the linguistic requirements of the job in question is and if it would be more appropriate to submit an application in Welsh.)

For further information about this post please contact Gwyneth Elizabeth Hughes on 01766 771000 ext. 32185

Application forms and further details available from Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH

Tel: 01286 679076


CLOSING DATE: 10.00 AM, 11/07/2024

The Council will request a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.

If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address provided on your application form. You need to ensure that you check your email regularly.

If you would like support to apply, Gwaith Gwynedd is available to help Gwynedd residents get into work - for more information click here .

Person Specification


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)
Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

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


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 marketing skills.


Cooking in a commercial kitchen or kitchen similar to a school kitchen

Experience of being employed in a food production environment
ordering food supplies and stock taking
Quality assurance systems


Taking part in group work and effectively communicating in a group

Good interpersonal skills
Good communication skills
Marketing food business


Listening and Speaking - Entry Level
Able to pronounce the names of places and people correctly. Able to follow instructions and understand simple conversation through the medium of Welsh and English on familiar matters and respond to simple requests for information

Reading and Understanding - Entry Level
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 Level
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.

• Prepare and organise nourishing food for pupils.

• This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Responsibility for functions
• Staff

• Equipment
Main duties
• Generally assist in the kitchen and canteen under the direction of the Cook in Charge

• Undertake the preparation of food including managing food quantities, preparing and cooking of meals in accordance with menus, and the organisations of serving of the food.

• Assisting the Cook in keeping records of any stock used.

• To comply with Health and Safety Policy and Food Safety Policy that affect's staff, and any other persons who use or visit the site.

• Ensure that all catering staff follow good working practices in keeping with any Statutory Provisions and Gwynedd Council Policies.

• Supervise and manage cleanliness, health and safety.

• Administrative duties such as recording daily events in the cook's log.

• Replace the Cook during the absence on account of sickness or any other reason at the appropriate rate

• Operate the til by following manufacturer's instructions.

• Perform all such other duties as may be reasonably required by the Authority.

• 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
• Circumstances will arise asking for refreshments outside work hours e.g. in house training . Assistant Cook is expected to relieve the cook in her absence