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In support of our core purpose of working together to achieve the healthiest lifestyle possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture this is Caring, Safe and Respectful. We have an excellent opportunity for an orginised person with cooking and kitchen management skills. You must have experience in large scale catering preferably within an NHS environment and hold City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or an S/NVQ qualification along with a Food Hygiene Certificate. You should have the ability to work off your own initiative as well as work as part of a larger team. Good communication skills are also essential.
The Main Kitchen at Ayrshire Central Hospital provided in excess of 600 patient prepared and cooked meals every day, including therapeutic diets to patients, as well as meal services for staff and visitors. In addition we cater and provide hospitality for meetings and functions
Your duties include the perpetration, cooking and service of meals including any preparation of therapeutic diets when required. Maintaining a high standard of hygiene, recording and monitoring of data for HACCP and the Environmental Health.
A degree of flexibility is essential, applicants who wish to be considered, must be available to cover shifts within the department between the hours of 0630 and 1800
including weekends.

Ross Cameron, Deputy Catering Manager,
Ayrshire Central Hospital
Telephone: 01292 323233

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families. Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.