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Posted 7 March by Pertemps Scotland Ended
Are you an experienced and qualified cook? Are you looking for the opportunity to enhance vulnerable individual's lives through the meals that you provide?

If yes we may have the job for you!

Pertemps recruitment Scotland are recruiting for an experienced and qualified cook in residential care homes in Edinburgh
Hours of work will generally be between 7am and 7pm over 7 days

The hourly rate is £9.15, Monday-Friday, and £11.40, Saturday and Sunday

Job tasks include

- Organisation and supervision of food service operating within recognised best practice.
- Oversee the provision of food to Service Users involving: menu planning, portion control, food preparation and cooking taking account of Service Users' specific dietary requirements and preferences.
- Supervision of other employees in the kitchen environment (including allocation of duties, work rotas and training.)
- Supervision of control of hygiene, health and safety In accordance with the establishment's schedule and food safety plan, e.g. Cook Safe.
- Ensuring the security of the kitchen and its surrounds.
- Checking kitchen equipment and reporting any faults to line manager; and
- Ensuring kitchen equipment is clean and maintained.
- Spending time with residents and their families to get to know their individual needs, their likes and dislikes.

Necessary skills and experience

- Previous food preparation and handling experience, preferably in an environment that caters for vulnerable groups. (from experience, professional Chefs usually are not suited to this type of environment.)
- Cooks must be qualified to SVQ / City and Guilds or equivalent.
- Have a good understanding of the nutritional and dietary requirement of the particular service group.
- Have a warm and caring attitude and be willing to interact with service users and their families.
- An ability to work well with others and follow instruction, whilst also taking initiative to ensure that tasks are carried out efficiently.

In return, we offer holiday accrual and flexible working hours, based on your own availability.

If this sounds like you then please apply online or send your CV to .

Reference: 34629674

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