Based at:          Weston-Super- Mare, Milton Avenue, W-S-M, BS23 3JS
Contract:           Permanent
Hours:                20 hours per week, Monday-Friday 0900 – 1300 hrs
Salary:               £9,385 per annum (£17,364 full time equivalent)
Closing Date:  Noon on Friday 23 August 2019

We have a vacancy for a Cook at our Fire Station in Weston-Super-Mare, the role encompass preparing, cooking and serving basic meals, and provide catering for occasional events.

The successful candidate will provide basic wholesome meals and snacks using foodstuffs provided by Station staff, this will normally be breakfasts or lunches but may include leaving food prepared for an evening meal. All food preparation and storage must comply with Food Hygiene Regulations and the Service’s Food Safety Policy. You will also maintain the kitchen and all equipment to a safe and hygienic level, carry out cleaning duties, order cleaning materials, and maintain accurate records during the course of your work. You may occasionally be asked to shop for foodstuffs in the absence of Station staff.

To be considered as an applicant it is essential that you meet the following criteria:-

  • Previous experience in catering, particularly providing basic, wholesome meals and snacks.
  • A good understanding of hygiene, food safety requirements and kitchen management.
  • Aware of food allergies generally and able to cater for specific dietary needs.
  • Possession of a Basic Certificate in Food Hygiene (Level 1) would be advantageous. If not already held, it is a requirement that you undertake training to this level within three months of your start date.

How to apply:

The job description and application form can be found on our website  Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date.   Alternatively, you can email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Late applications will not be accepted.

Please quote job reference number 1444 on any communications.  Thank you