When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
The Chef Instructor will be responsible for instruction of offenders on the food preparation and serving of meals to staff, prisoners and visiting guests to Bunbury Regional Prison. In conjunction with a second Cooking Instructor, this position provides seven day per week coverage on a rotational shift basis.
The Relief Instructor (Chef) is a fulltime permanent position which is responsible for the production of meals, training and supervision of prisoners involved in food preparation, control of the food budget, development and implementation of the menus within the Department’s guidelines. Ensuring that the kitchen area complies with Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Instruct and supervise prisoners in cooking, baking and pastry making skills. Provide relief assistance within the internal and external transport systems where required by prison management, in order to provide goods and supplies for prison industries and consumables for other areas. Maintain safe and appropriate storage of stock and equipment for the workshop. Maintain delivery schedules for the prison and industries.
The Relief Instructor (Chef) will also provide relief assistance in other kitchen (Chef Instructor, Chef Supervisor, Vegetable Processing Instructor and Life Skills Instructor) roles where required by prison management to ensure the good order of the prison.
A certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) will be accepted as the minimum approved qualification.
A C Class Driver’s License is required.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing the following essential work-related requirements (selection criteria) in a maximum of two (2) pages:
- Knowledge of requirements within a large-scale commercial catering operation
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Computer Skills
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term full-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Roslyn Marocchi, Commissioning and Transition Coordinator (08) 9795 2173 for a confidential discussion.