Cook

Location: Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot
Salary and Benefits See advert text. For full details please visit our website at www.field-studies-council.org/vacancies.aspx
Date Posted: 8/6/2017
Field Studies Council
Preston Montford
Montford Bridge
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
England
SY4 1HW
WEBSITE: www.field-studies-council.org

Description:
Cook at Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot

This is a fixed term maternity cover position for up to 12 months


Imagine a role that offers you both unique opportunities and challenges; where you are an important part of an empowered team who strive to create a truly memorable experience for every individual who visits our FSC Locations and where you have the chance to demonstrate your passion to deliver the highest standards of customer service and care.  No matter what role you perform at the FSC, everyone can make a difference...if you want to join our successful Environmental Education Charity and you have what it takes to make a difference then we want to hear from you.

How to apply:
To apply for this position please download and complete in full the BASIC application form. You must ensure that your application includes examples of how you have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in meeting the requirements of the post detailed in both the job description and person specification.

Job description:
The Cook is a key post at Margam Discovery Centre. As deputy to the Head Cook you will assist with delivery of the catering service to resident groups. This will include hands-on cooking, kitchen management tasks, deputising for the Head Cook as appropriate and assisting with the supervision of the catering team.
This is an active role and will require the job holder to be able to carry out duties associated with kitchen work including manual handling eg. carrying saucepans, food items, assisting with food deliveries.

Key Responsibilities:
• Cooking and delivery of breakfast and evening meals for up to 130+ residential visitors in accordance with health and hygiene regulations.
• Preparation of home-baked items for visiting groups for packed lunches
• Assisting with compilation of a varied range of menus
• Deputising for the Head Cook in their absence, to include assisting with the supervision of catering assistants
• Assisting with the induction and in-house training of catering assistants
• Washing up of utensils, crockery and cutlery as required
• Assisting with sourcing suppliers and placing orders
• Receiving deliveries and ensuring they are checked and correctly stored on arrival
• Ensuring that tea/coffee making areas for visitors are kept clean and stocked
• Providing lunches for staff on duty
• Participating in the cleaning, upkeep and decorating of the kitchen and dining area in off-peak times
• Taking an active role in the learning location’s evening and residential duty system - this will involve staying on site on some evenings and overnight to deal with customer issues and, with the support of a Senior member of staff, to respond to emergencies

How to apply:
To apply for this position please download and complete in full the BASIC application form. You must ensure that your application includes examples of how you have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in meeting the requirements of the post detailed in both the job description and person specification.

For all recruitment information and the relevant application form please go to our vacancies web page at:
www.field-studies-council.org/vacancies

Send your completed application form to: recruitment@field-studies-council.org OR
Human Resources, FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1HW

Please note we do not accept CV’s without a completed application form. Applications will be considered on arrival.

Applications considered on arrival and interviews arranged as appropriate

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy please call Jane Richmond on 01639 895636. We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

Field Studies Council is a limited company No. 412621 and a Charity, registered in England and Wales No. 313364 and registered in Scotland, No. SC039870. Registered Office: Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1HW

QUALIFICATIONS
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