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  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/19/105961
  • Published: Wed 07/08/2019, 14:55 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/09/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 25 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,441 - £25,273 Pro Rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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We are looking for two cooks to join our multi-disciplinary Children’s Centres to purchase prepare, cook and serve meals, ensuring that all meals are nutritionally balanced and take account of all ethnic, religious and dietary needs of clients and staff. The post holders will ensure that hygiene standards and safe practices are maintained at all times, including cleaning fridges freezers and cookers; washing large pots, cleaning work surfaces, ensuring that instructions for freezing food are followed; washing floors, shelves, walls, work surfaces. The successful candidates will be responsible for monitoring budgets including accounting for any monies spent as required.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

It is essential the successful candidate hold a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate as well as previous demonstrable experience in preparing and cooking meals for children which reflects the multi-ethnic community. The ideal candidates will be self-motivated and assist with the day to day supervision of Kitchen Staff. You will have the ability to priorities you workload whilst adhering to strict budgets and catering deadlines. You will provide the highest standard of food hygiene across all elements of the center include cleaning, cooking, chilling and cross contamination.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 8th September 2019

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 190000I6