• Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary: £24,440 - £25,265
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 15 July, 2024 12:00 AM

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Cook - Model School

Carmarthenshire County Council

Salary: £24,440 - £25,265

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About the vacancy

Vacancy ID: 540

Organisation: Carmarthenshire County Council

Section: Catering

Number of vacancies: 1

Contract type: Permanent Term Time Only

Location: Carmarthen

Grade: Grade D +4%

Salary: £24,440 - £25,265

Hourly Rate : £12.66 - £13.09

Contract Hours 27.5

Come and join our team
If you are passionate about cooking and have a good work ethic, we would love to hear from you because our busy team requires a Cook.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of food preparation and service, ensure that cleanliness and hygiene standards are maintained and provide excellent customer service to our pupils and staff.

This post is for 27.5 hours per week / 5.5 hours per day. Hourly rate is £12.66-£13.09 .

Working hours are Monday to Friday, term time only (38 weeks), ideal to fit around family commitments and other roles we offer. We offer an 'annualised' pay scheme so that our staff who work term time receive pay over 52 weeks. If you are hoping to start a career in catering or even looking to change your career this role could help start you on that path.

The Candidate - We need a motivated and dedicated person who has: -
  • The ability to run an efficient kitchen to include the preparation and serving of nutritious and appetising meals.
  • Experience in maintaining hygiene standards in kitchens.
  • The ability to provide varied meals for a range of special diets.
  • The ability to build good relationships with adults and children based on mutual respect.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to lead a team.
  • Basic IT skills and the ability to complete all required paperwork when running an efficient kitchen to include the ordering and management of stock.

You will need:
  • A positive attitude and the willingness to learn new skills.
  • A food hygiene certificate and previous experience in a catering or hospitality role. This would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Flexibility and the willingness to assist with other duties.

For an informal discussion please contact: Paula Skyrme - 07880 504070 -

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DBS level: An Enhanced with Barred List Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be requested for this job. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children or adults at risk

Welsh language level - Verbal: Level 1 - You will need a basic knowledge of Welsh. Reasonable support can be provided on appointment to reach this level..

Closing Date: 15/07/2024, 23:55

The Rewards

We offer an excellent benefits package including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with the option of purchasing addition annual leave
  • Access to staff health and wellbeing support
  • Personal development and career progression
  • Staff discount schemes and other benefits e.g., cycle-to-work scheme
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies

Additional Information

We are committed to safe and fair recruitment, safeguarding, and protecting those we care for and serve. We make sure all our staff are vetted, selected, trained, and supervised fairly and to a high standard so that they can provide safe, effective, and compassionate care.

Please note, we have a legal obligation to consider employees for suitable alternative employment if their posts are at risk; prior consideration will be given to existing employees who meet the essential criteria and are registered on our redeployment pool.

Eligibility: You will be asked about your nationality and if you are legally allowed to work in the United Kingdom. This is to find out if you are eligible to apply for this vacancy. This is a requirement for working within the Council or partner organisations: P lease Note: If you do not meet the eligibility criteria your application will not progress. If it becomes clear at a later stage in the process that you are not eligible to apply, your application may be withdrawn, or the offer retracted.

How to Apply: All applications for this vacancy must be made using our online application system. If you have an impairment which prevents you from applying online, please email: or contact 01267 234567 and ask for 'Recruitment' to discuss alternative arrangements to support you in the process.

Please see the 'How we Recruit' guidance on the Careers Page for more information on the recruitment process.