• Location: Ysgol Ein Harglwyddes, Bangor,
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £15,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 01 December, 2023 12:00 AM

This job application date has now expired.

Cook-in-Charge Ein Harglwyddes School

Cook-in-Charge Ein Harglwyddes School

Gwynedd Council
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 Kathleen Devenport Jones on 01286 679597

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

Tel: 01286 679076


CLOSING DATE: 01/12/23

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.

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
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.

• Undertake any other reasonable duties relevent to the nature and scale of the post, in accordance with reasonable request form the Line Manager

• 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.