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Children's Home, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire, Scotland

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£8.91 per hour


19 hours per week (Monday - Friday)

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a Cook to join our home in West Kilbride. You will be responsible to the GIRFEC Senior and Lead Practitioners (GSP, GLP) who in turn are directly responsible to the Residential Services Manager (RSM).

The successful candidate will:

  • Advise the house manager on all matters relating to cooking and cleaning
  • Work as part of a residential workers team
  • Be a role model for children and young people
  • Be responsible for the preparation of all meals and all cleaning matters
  • Ensure that there is a focus on healthy eating and lifestyle
  • Work within the company’s policies and procedures at all times
  • Ensure that all cooking requirements comply with official standards.

Other duties will include:

  • Cook and prepare all meals on a daily basis within the residential house
  • Prepare menus in discussion with staff and young people
  • Bake as and when required
  • Order and supply all necessary foodstuffs
  • Assist staff and young people in the preparation of snacks
  • Take into account all special dietary foods
  • Be responsible for the safe storage of knives and other kitchen implements
  • Take full responsibility for the cleaning of the kitchen and eating areas within the house
  • Be responsible for the highest standards of food hygiene and risk assessment
  • Clean all areas of the residential house with support from staff
  • Assist in the fostering of a safe and secure environment
  • Clean all toilets and bathrooms on a daily basis
  • Assist staff in laundry management
  • Order all cleaning products in conjunction with the house manager
  • Be flexible, from time to time, in working hours arrangements
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required by the House Manager.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Aspire Scotland, part of the Priory Group, currently operate 7 residential services across Ayrshire with expansion of a new service opening up in West Kilbride, offering further supports to children and young people from across the United Kingdom. This has given rise to a series of opportunities for professional, skilled and caring individuals to join our team.

Aspire Scotland, part of the Priory Group, provides a unique community-based, living and learning environment in support of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country. The Aspire team assists young people aged 8 to 18 years to be fully included within the local community and ensures they have the capacity to prosper beyond Aspire Scotland in the wider post-school world.

Division DBS info


The successful candidates will be required to apply for a PVG from Disclosure Scotland. Further information can be obtained from We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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