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Galashiels Academy, Elm Row, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, TD1 3HU
£20,296.26 - £21,685.34 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
30 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: 4D
Hourly Rate: £10.5201 - £11.2401
Salary: £20,296.26 - £21,685.34 pro rata per annum - Pay Award pending
Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.



Role Purpose

We are looking for a mobile cook to cover various locations due to staff absence. Manage the Unit and ensure that the specified service delivery is met. Ensure cost effectiveness within the Unit. Manage staff and ensure that all Health and Safety and appropriate legislation are complied with.
Ensure that all required administrative information is completed and passed to the appropriate location.

Provide cover for sickness/absences in various units. Manage the day to day operation of the Unit. Responsible for the ordering, storage, preparation, cooking and serving of all foods plus cleaning materials for the Unit. Responsible for working to a given menu and within the appropriate costs set. Work within targets/guidelines as agreed with the Area Catering Manager (food and labour costs) Responsible for welfare and work practices of all staff. Induction and basic training of staff. Responsible for the day to day administration. Responsible for the training and implementation of kitchen hygiene and cleaning schedules. Responsible for portion control as per client specification.
Responsible for cash floats and banking . To undertake catering function work, occasionally outwith the normal working day. Any other duties as specified by the Area Catering Manager


City and Guilds 706/2 or SVQ II Food Preparation & Cooking
Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.*

*If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.


Role Purpose

Informal enquiries may be made to Janette Lothian by telephone on +441835825257 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit.