Catering Assistant / Cook


Catering Assistant / Cook

Band 2 (£23,362 - £25,368)

NHS HIGHLAND, Golspie, Highland

  • Part time
  • Permanent

Posted 5 days ago, 10 Jul | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and flexible individual to join our dedicated catering team at Seaforth House, Golspie as a Catering Assistant /Cook.

Duties include preparation, cooking and serving of a wide range of meals, including therapeutic diets for residents in the care home ensuring the products are aesthetically presented and that they follow menu choices, dietary requirements and correct portion sizes at all times.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for monitoring of stock levels, ordering, receipting, communicating with staff and external suppliers and maintaining appropriate catering records.

You will be responsible for ensuring the catering department adheres to safety and hygiene standards.

Experience of working within a catering environment is essential.

Knowledge of HACCP and COSHH is desirable however training will be provided.

This is a fixed term part time post to May 2025 of 25.2 hours per week, covering a 7-day rota.

Informal enquiries to: Tina Mitchell, Manager; Tel: email: or Marina Brennan, Deputy Manager Tel e-mail

Recruitment team can be contacted by e-mail or telephoning / 410.


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.




Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork






NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.