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Assistant Cook

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Salary: £23500 plus Market Force Allowance of £2000 per annum payable in addition to the basic salary.  
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Allowances: Enhancement paid between the hours of 8.00pm - 6.00am and weekends starting from £4700 per annum, depending on hours worked.
Hours per week: 37hrs


Please note that this position will be working 10.00-18.00hrs Wednesday - Sunday.

The successful candidate must hold NVQ Level 2 – Food Preparation and Cooking, C&G 706/1&2 or equivalent and Basic Food Hygiene Certificate. Knowledge of operating associated tools and equipment.  Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation relating to a catering environment.  Trained in Manual Handling.

Experience of working in a catering environment to include food and preparation and cooking.

You will work as part of a team to ensure standards are met and to ensure that the medical, cultural, religious and ethnic dietary needs of the young people are adequately met.

Please refer to the attached job description and the person specification for further information on role.

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

· Flexi scheme - up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.

· Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours.

· Car leasing scheme.

Further information:

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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