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Troup House School, Gamrie, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 3JN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£16,575.00 – £20,000.00 (Full Time)


37.5 Hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Troup House School part of Priory Education and children's services is currently recruiting for a Cook to join the team.

As a Cook you will be required to promote healthy eating and provide varied meals that meet the required care standards and contribute to the wellbeing of our 12 Children and Young People.

As a cook you have responsibility for ensuring the efficient delivery of all aspects of planning menus, food preparation and cooking.

The Cook will also provide meals taking into account any dietary requirements and ensure that the kitchen complies with The Priory Group’s operational standards including Health & Safety, Assured Safe Catering Policies and Guidelines etc.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team and receive training as well as opportunities to obtain qualifications relevant to the role.

Job Purpose:

  • To advise the house manager on all matters relating to cooking
  • To work as part of a residential work team
  • To be a role model for children and young people
  • To be responsible for the preparation of all meals
  • To ensure that there is a focus on healthy eating and lifestyle
  • To work within the company’s policies and procedures at all times
  • To ensure that all cooking requirements comply with official standards

Job Activities:

  • To cook and prepare all meals on a daily basis within the residential house
  • To prepare menus in discussion with staff and young people
  • To bake as and when required
  • To order and supply all necessary foodstuffs
  • To assist staff and young people in the preparation of snacks
  • To take account of all special dietary foods
  • To be responsible for the safe storage of knives and other kitchen implements
  • To take full responsibility for the cleaning of the kitchen and eating areas within the house
  • To be responsible for the highest standards of food hygiene and risk assessment
  • To assist in the fostering of a safe and secure environment
  • Be flexible, from time to time, in working hours’ arrangements
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required by the house manager
  • PVG membership through Disclosure Scotland is required.
  • For this role you must hold a full driver licence and have access to own car.


  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm (part time or job share applications welcome)

What we offer:

  • Full training
  •  On-going training and Career progression
  •  Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  •  Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
  •  Online benefits and cash back rewards
  •  Cycle to work scheme
  •  Dental Insurance
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  SMART Pension option
  •  Healthcare Cash Plan
  • £1000 monthly lotto
  • Annual Leave Entitlement: 25 days per year plus 8 Public/Bank Holidays

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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