Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £24,960 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Culloden Battlefield

Key Responsibilities
• Deliver a high-quality food offer for our high and low season, relevant to our Culloden customers (visitors, events and functions) and Visit Scotland’s Taste our Best principles.

• Contribute to menu development, making creative, practical and cost-effective choices for food production and presentation.

• Ensure high standards of kitchen hygiene, cleanliness and tidiness, keeping up-to-date compliance documentation (HACCP, COSHH checklists and temperature sheets).

• Work alongside the management team to ensure all food and non food items are ordered, and stock is controlled to the highest standard

• Ensure food production adheres to allergen guidelines, in particular Natasha’s Law, and support the implementation of upcoming laws, e.g. displaying nutritional value & calorie counts.

• Minimise wastage and identify potential savings to achieve targets for cost of sales, gross profit and environmental sustainability.
• Ensure the upkeep and safety of equipment and utensils used within the catering outlets.

• Share in the common responsibility of implementing the Trust’s “Health & Safety Policy”, being mindful at all times of the health and safety of self, staff, volunteers, and visitors.

Performance indicators and targets
• Weekly, monthly and annual sales and cost of sales targets
• Food compliance standards and record-keeping
• Visitor enjoyment reviews and ratings from visitor surveys and visitor feedback
• Staff satisfaction from staff surveys

Tools / equipment / systems
• Fully equipped commercial catering kitchen.
• Access to computer with training, and stock ordering systems.
• EPOS tills and chip and pin machines.


• Experience and passion as a cook in preparing and producing food to a consistently high standard using fresh products and ingredients.

• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate qualification, preferred.

• Highly developed organisational skills, deployable in a multi-tasking environment.

• Excellent communication and influencing skills (spoken and written).

• Ability to work as part of a busy team, fostering a positive and motivated team atmosphere.

• Recognised formal qualification in the culinary arts, desirable.

Application Deadline: Sunday 07/04/2024