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Assistant Cook - Abernethy Ardeonaig

Full time, Permanent contract.
Start date: Immediate.

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Cook to join our busy team. You might feel that you are interested in this vacancy but don't yet possess the relevant training, in this instance we would be willing to consider appointing a Trainee Assistant Cook.

A key part of this job is shift work and the successful applicant wiill have the stamina and motivation to work irregular hours as part of an enthusiastic team.

What are the key roles of an Abernethy Assistant Cook?

  • To create high quality nutritionally balanced meals for our residential groups and team members
  • To deputise for the Cook in their absence and ensure the kitchen runs to the required standard
  • To ensure that hygenic practices are maintained according to our policies
  • Active involvement with ‘Explore' evening Christian programme

What are we looking for?

In an ideal world, we would be keen for the following criteria to be met by the successful candidate:

  • An aptitude for cooking and previous relevant work experience and training.
  • An interest in good, healthy, nutritious food
  • A flexible 'can-do' approach
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Food Hygiene certificate
  • Experience and evidence of working as part of a team
  • Positive Christian role model for both guests and staff

What are the benefits?

  • A monthly salary with paid annual leave (30 days per annum)
  • Full-board accommodation provided free of charge and no heating or electricity bills 
  • Use of Centre facilities including outdoor equipment
  • Opportunity for personal training and development 
  • Opportunities to take an active role within the life of our local church and Christian youth work
  • Living as part of a vibrant Christian Community, in a beautiful part of Scotland

Who should apply?

This exciting and challenging role is essential to our ministry as the standard of our food and our customer service are in themselves a powerful Christian witness and key to providing an enjoyable experience for our guests. We are looking for a hands-on team player to assist in the day-to-day delivery of our catering service and ensure high standards of catering and cleaning so that our guests and staff are well fed and looked after. First and foremost, we are looking for people who want to serve God in this kind of outreach, so your Christian Faith will be evident in your life.

How to apply:

Download our application form HERE
Contact Operations Director, Dave Nelson, informally for more information by calling 01567 820523
Complete the online enquiry form and we will be in touch
e-mail our Recruitment Manager, Steph Walling or call her on 01479 818019


General information

Abernethy is a group of 4 outdoor adventure centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland with an additional winter training base in the Swiss Alps.  We are a Christian organisation and are passionate about seeing our guests experience the love of Christ through the care and contact that they receive.  Abernethy was established in 1971 and, since then has grown to include a team of over 100 people, some full time and some part time, some here as a gap year and some as a long term career. The team is trained to deliver the best outdoor instruction possible in some of the most stunning (and occasionally remote) locations in Scotland. We are here to serve guests, ensuring they have an experience to remember for years to come!

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