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Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
£20,813 - £21,715 per year
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Job Vacancy


You will assist the Kitchen Supervisor in the preparation cooking and serving of all meals associated with the catering provision within the school. Duties will include skilled cooking activities, stock control, stock taking and deliveries. You will maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness which comply with legislation and in house procedures, under the supervision of the Kitchen Supervisor.


A REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate, Allergen Training Certificate and an SVQ2 or equivalent in catering and experience of working in a catering environment, are essential for this post, however you would be considered if you did not have a SVQ2. On the understanding that if you were successful you attained the relevant qualification during the course of your employment.


Post holders must have experience of food production within a catering unit and a sound knowledge of health and safety practices within a kitchen environment.  Communication skills are essential, as interaction with staff and clients is a key aspect of this post.


CLOSING DATE - Wednesday 12th October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - Wednesday 19th October 2022



Job Advert

Position Title: Assistant Cook x3    

Directorate: Place                          


Dalkeith Campus-30hrs-Mon–Fri.  08:00-14:30

Strathesk Primary Kitchen-27.5hrs –Mon–Fri .08:00-14:00

Lasswade High School-36hrs- Mon-Thurs-07:15-15:00 & Fri-07:30-15:00

Contract Status: Permanent                    

Weeks per year: 38 Weeks  

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

The minimum actual salary for this position is £11.08 per hour. 


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.