Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £17,428 - £23,134 per annum (full time equivalent is £21,785 - £23,134 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week)

Location: Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig

The role

To prepare, cook or bake (role depending) all food for RZSS Highland Wildlife Park food outlets that deliver the highest standards of produce which not only exceeds our visitor expectations in flavour, substance and presentation, but is also in support of RZSS vision and mission.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Working with direction from the Catering Coordinator, prepare all raw food in line with hygiene legislation, minimising all food wastage through effective production. This can involve either cooking the day’s menu options or baking.
Ensure all food presented is of the highest quality, making sure of dietary requirements.
Assist with the set-up of the kitchen on a day to day basis.
Contribute to an effective ordering and stock control procedures by having an accurate knowledge of stock and informing Catering Coordinator when stocks are low.
Take responsibility for delivery and return processes, reconciliation, discrepancies and ensuring all stock is safely stored and easily accessible in line with Health & Safety guidelines.
Actively be involved in improving storage and stock and stock control systems, suggesting improvements in the overall layout and organisation.
Contribute to menu development and the analysis of food quantity and quality.

What we’re looking for:

You’ll be qualified to SVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification or relevant experience preferable
Have a good understanding of legislative requirements regarding food preparation and delivery.
Can demonstrate high level of catering competence.

What you’ll get in return:

30hr working week (5 out of 7 days)
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Access to a healthcare plan
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoo’s across the UK.
Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

We offer a range of great benefits which can be found at
Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.

Application Deadline: Sunday 30/04/2023