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Organisation: The Scottish Seabird Centre

Salary: £10.75 - £11.25 per hour, subject to skills and experience.

Location: North Berwick

We are looking for a Cook to join our Catering team. We welcome hundreds of people each week to our Centre and this role ensures that the variety, quality, and sustainability of food products provided through our Seabird Café contributes to the customer’s overall experience.
The Cook supports the preparation of the food on the menu for our daily service and occasional events.

Principal responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the Cook are:
i. Check the quality of ingredients and prepare these to use in cooking (chopping and
peeling vegetables, cutting meat, preparing salads etc.).
ii. Learn and become familiar with the cooking process, equipment and appliances used
to make each of our dishes.
iii. Ensure great presentation of our food, by dressing dishes before they are served.
iv. Cook dishes under the supervision of the Catering Manager or the Chef and develop
sufficient competence to provide cover during staff absences/holiday cover.
v. Ensure that all dishes for a single order are ready for serving at the same time and
co-ordinate effectively with the café serving team.
vi. Take responsibility for maintaining and cleaning the kitchen area/equipment
ensuring that all appropriate standards are met.
vii. Ensure all food and other items are stored properly.
viii. Monitor stock levels and advise the Catering Manager or Chef of any orders that need to be placed.
ix. Ensure that all duties are undertaken in compliance with health and safety, food
standards and hygiene regulations and practices, as well as our internal procedures.
x. Carry out any other reasonable duty which is within the competence of the post.

Essential skills and experience
• Organised with an ability to work effectively in what can be a fast-paced, high-volume
business at peak times.
• A team player – adaptable and flexible.
• A confident communicator.
• An appropriate means of transport to get to the Centre (between 0830 and 1800).

Desirable skills and experience
• A willingness to learn on the job and/or to work towards an SQV cooking certificate.
• Alignment with our charity’s conservation and education goals.
• An awareness of and affinity to environmental sustainability principles.

Our values
Our values underpin everything we do. We take pride in bringing these to life in all that we do. We are:
• PASSIONATE about Scotland’s coastal and marine environment.
• INSPIRE others to explore and care for Scotland’s coastal and marine
• INNOVATE with the approaches we use to engage with people.
• COLLABORATE with local and national partners to convey the importance of
Scotland’s marine environment.
• INFORMED about the current health of Scotland’s marine wildlife and habitats
and the actions required to protect it.
• TRUSTWORTHY providing reliable information and acting with integrity and
without bias.

Performance: To be measured against clearly defined measurable and challenging goals.

Application Deadline: Friday 15/09/2023