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Edward Thomason House Seafield Road Lerwick, ZE1 0RJ
£29,945 - £31,026.17 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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The Cook is responsible for organising and controlling the preparation and service of meals in a residential care home and the meals on wheels provision, where relevant. The Cook reports to the Unit Manager.

Specific duties will include:

  • Skilled cooking activities connected with the full range of meals
  • Menu planning – incorporating and ensuring that the Nutritional Standards required by the authority are implemented.
  • Food preparation and cooking, and the provision of special dietary meals where appropriate, and the provision of meals on wheels if required.
  • Operating within pre-set budgets, implementing portion control, purchasing and stock control.
  • Operational control of service point including transported meals as appropriate
  • The direction and/or supervision of other employees, including the allocation of duties, organising work rotas and on the job training, as appropriate
  • Ensuring the implementation of the ‘Food Safety’ policy through the implementation of hygiene standards and health and safety in the kitchen.
  • Ensuring that the catering equipment is maintained by reporting faults as they occur.
  • Administrative duties including the completion of timesheets, ordering of supplies, purchase orders, ‘cook safe’ record keeping including temperature monitoring, and the completion of an electronic stock book.
  • Absence Management – maintaining absence records, informing the Unit Manger when return to work interviews are required and undertaking them as appropriate.
  • Collating details of such catering information and staff requirements and reporting these to the Unit Manager on a regular basis.


More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached tothe bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is G
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,742 per annum (pro rata)
  • Permanent Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Edward Thomason and Taint Support Services, Lerwick, Shetland

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Anne-Marie Smith, Team Leader, Tel - 07833 473 584, Email -

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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