Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £21,260 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Threave Estate

Purpose of the role

To assist in the day-to-day management of the Food & Beverage offer at Threave Garden to ensure that all targets are met and all visitors receive the highest level of visitor experience standards.

Key Responsibilities
• Assist with the development of the Menu Cycle/Specification
• Contribute to food production as per the Menu Cycle/Specification and event Food Production (corporate, hospitality, meetings etc.)
• Keeping up to date HACCP, COSHH checklists and temperature sheets as well as allergen measures/controls
• Ensure high Standards of Kitchen hygiene, cleanliness, tidiness and related schedules
• Use fresh produce and ingredients whenever and wherever is possible and minimise wastage.
• Maintain a high standard of food presentation to the customer
• 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.
• Share in the common responsibility of working in a manner mindful of the Trust’s obligations to minimise impact on the environment, through e.g. efficient use of water/heat/light, recycling and the disposal of waste, considered use of transport
• Help to reduce occurrences where Health or Safety of yourself and other employees may be put in jeopardy
• Adherence to the COSHH Training provided and control of substances covered by COSHH
• Involvement in the upkeep and maintenance of both the entire department site and, specifically, the Catering Outlets
• Involvement in assessing and preserving the safety of utensils and equipment used within the Catering Outlets

People Management
• The Post Holder does not have direct line management responsibilities but would be expected to deputise in the absence of the chef and assist with directing kitchen and front of house staff.

Financial Management
• Not a budget holder but assists with the day-to-day management of stock

Skills, experience & knowledge

The above outlines the key skills and behaviours the job holder will need to possess and exercise. In addition, either knowledge of or experience in the following is required:

• Experience as a cook in preparing and producing food to a consistently high standard using fresh products and ingredients
• Demonstrable baking experience
• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
• Preferably a recognised formal qualification in culinary arts
• Highly developed organisational skills, deployable in a multi-tasking environment;
• Good communication skills (written and oral), including influencing/persuasion;
• Ability to work as part of a team and the ability to foster and motivate a team;

• Preferably a recognised formal qualification in culinary arts (e.g. HNC Professional Cookery, NC Bakery)
• First Aid at Work certificate

The current duties of this job do not require a criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.

The Key Responsibilities, Skills, Experience & Knowledge reflect the requirements of the job at the time of issue. The Trust reserves the right to amend these with appropriate consultation and/or request the post-holder to undertake any activities that it believes to be reasonable within the broad scope of the job or his/her general abilities.

Application Deadline: Friday 02/09/2022