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Gremista, ZE1 0PX
£30,619 - £32,181 per year plus distant islands allowance (pro rata)
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time, Part Time
35 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head Cook at our Briggistanes Cafe in the Lerwick Campus of Shetland UHI.

The Head Cook will work within our Facilities team alongside the Cafeteria Assistant to ensure that the café;

  • provides high quality food,
  • a customer focused service,
  • enhance our student experience,
  • and meets all the relevant health and safety requirements.

The successful candidate must have an SVQ2/Highers or equivalent, in a relevant subject, hold a Food Hygiene Certificate, and must also have previous experience as a head cook/manager.

This is a permanent role working term time only in line with the organisational academic holidays, we are happy to hear from applicants who can work up to 35 hours per week, starting at 8.30am Monday to Friday.

Distant Islands Allowance is currently set at £2,742 (pro rata) which would be in addition to any salary payment.

Interviews are expected week of 15 July with the preferred candidate taking up the position from 12 August following satisfactory pre-employment checks and PVG membership.

UHI Shetland

UHI Shetland is the most northern partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands, offering well-equipped, modern facilities and provision of a variety of tertiary education courses, applied research, consultancies and knowledge exchange projects together with high-quality accredited and bespoke training.

UHI Shetland mirrors NJNC terms and conditions for Scotland’s College’s Home (

UHI Shetland is an equal opportunities employer operating a blind recruitment process and will not accept CVs as an application.

Please download and complete the application form attached and return to