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Deputy Cook

  • Full time
  • £8,900 – £23,525
  • Isle of Iona
  • Closing 3rd December 2023

  • Advertised from 6th November 2023
  • 3-year fixed term, with the option of extension. Start date by negotiation. As residential post: annual allowance of £8,900, all rent, bills and food included. As non residential island based post: salaried position at annual salary band C 23,525 Salaries will prorated to reflect contract length. Type of Contract: Seasonal Contract from 1st Feb 2024 – 30th November 2024


During the main season (early March to mid-November), the Deputy Cook will work closely with the Abbey Cook and kitchen volunteers to provide tasty and healthy home-cooked food for up to 80 people (up to 44 guests and 30 staff plus visitors). Out of season (from mid-November until Christmas), the Deputy Cook will be the person in charge of the Abbey kitchen.

Please note, this is a 10-month seasonal contract from 1st February 2024 to 30th November 2024.

The Deputy Cook will have specific responsibility for

• the daily running of the kitchen with the Abbey Cook

• assisting the Abbey Cook in inducting, coaching, supporting and supervising volunteer staff and others (including guests) who come to help out in the kitchen.

• managing food stocks and ordering provisions in accordance with the annual budget and the ethical food policy.

• ensuring that Environmental Health and Safety and the Food Safety Standards are met in the kitchen at all times.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date: 23:59 (BST) Sunday, 3rd December

Provisional Interview date and location 13th December - The location to be confirmed but most likely to be online