Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS714366
This is a permanent part-time (0.77FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2022
Are you looking for a change? Then look no further! WA College of Agriculture – Denmark is seeking an enthusiastic Second Cook to join their dynamic team.
WA College of Agriculture – Denmark (the college) is seeking a suitably experienced friendly and dynamic individual to join their high volume environment as Second Cook.
In this new position, the Second Cook will be responsible for ensuring a high level of quality control, storage and hygiene is maintained according to occupational safety and health standards and requirements.
The Second Cook will also manage a team of Level 1 Domestic staff (catering duties) in day-to-day operations when working shifts in the absence of the Chef and the First Cook.
The Second Cook assists the Chef and the First Cook in meeting the catering requirements of the College and external groups and caters for special occasions and functions as required. This involves preparation, cooking and stock control.
Our commercial kitchen provides high quality and nutritious meals in large volumes, daily. This includes three (3) main meals and other light meals for up to 190 students and staff 7 days per week during school terms. The College occasionally hosts functions on site and provides catering through the College kitchen.
Our College has an established history in providing strong outcomes for its students. Our educational program is balanced and provides a mix of hands-on practical work complemented by supporting knowledge provided in a classroom environment.
Our College is unique in that it offers accredited industry training alongside secondary education. As well as Certificates in Agriculture and related trades, the College offers a variety of accredited short courses for study each year. Students attend shows such as the Perth Royal Show; Albany Agricultural Show and Wagin Woolarama.
There are regular camps and excursions providing real-life experiences for our students. Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) completion rates are high, with a vast majority of students transitioning successfully to further education and/or employment.
While the majority of students are residential, there are an increasing number of day students and a bus service is provided direct to the College from Albany.
From its early beginnings in 1942 on the site of the current campus, our College has evolved considerably and moved to its present purpose-built facility in 1999, with a capacity of around 140 students.
The College, residence and farm all work together to ensure that, along with learning and achievement, student safety and care is of paramount importance. We provide a home away from home for many of our students and we take on the responsibility of training young people in the 'real world' environment of a commercial farm with all of its inherent risks.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
- Experience in a commercial cooking environment and demonstrated ability to assist in the preparation of meals for approximately 100 people.
- Ability to assist in the instruction and supervision of catering staff.
- Ability to recognise and interpret Safety Data Sheets, equipment operating instructions, safety instructions and training guidelines.
- Interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment to a busy schedule.
Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about WA College Of Agriculture - Denmark can be found by visiting www.denmarkag.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Craig Armstrong, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Denmark, by telephoning (08) 9848 0200 or emailing Craig.Armstrong@education.wa.edu.au.
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 8 December 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.