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Assistant Cook

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre, Nant Gwynant, Caernarfon, LL55 4NR
Band B, SCP 3-4 (£22,737-£23,114 pro rata per annum)
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre is at the heart of outdoor education and adventure, set in an inspirational setting at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

As the Assistant Cook for our busy centre, you will support the smooth running of our catering service, ensuring visiting residential groups (usually school groups staying for the week) enjoy healthy and nutritious meals during their stay.

You will assist in the preparation, cooking, and serving of all meals provided at the centre. You will be involved with food ordering, allergen awareness, planning menus, and stock control while maintaining health and hygiene in the kitchen.

Who are we looking for?

An enthusiastic, friendly person with a positive manner, communication, and customer service skills, who is autonomous in their approach, but also happy to work well in a team. Ideally, you will have your food handling certificate, but do not worry if you don’t, we can help you achieve this!

This role requires the successful applicant to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. A KCSIE check will also form part of the pre-employment checks for this role.

Benefits of working with us:

- Permanent contract for 30 hours per week (not seasonal)

- Enhanced rate of pay for weekend work and overtime during busier periods

- No late night shifts, occasional weekend working, closed over Christmas holidays

- Generous annual leave entitlement and access to a local government pension scheme

- Training and development to include allergen awareness, Safeguarding, and Health & Safety at work


Closing date: 26/07/2024

Shortlisting week commencing: 29/07/2024

Interviews week commencing: 05/08/2024

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application, please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail at:

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Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

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Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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