Job Title: Cook

Location: Kenton Road, Harrow, HA1 2BW

Employer: Pertemps Recruitment Partnership for Harrow Council

Contract Type: Temporary

Hours of Work: Part Time (18 hours per week)

Overview of a Cook

Pertemps have an exciting opportunity within Harrow Council for a self-driven and motivated Cook to join an expanding team. The role of Cook has a competitive pay rate of £10.89 per hour.  Other benefits include excellent training and support for career development and 21 days holiday (excluding Bank Holidays).

The Main Purpose of a Cook:

  • The preparation and cooking of foods
  • To provide an efficient and flexible service to meet our customer needs
  • The supervision of staff and allocation of duties in the absence of the supervisor
  • To assist in the cleaning of equipment, kitchens and dining area as required to ensure a high standard of cleanliness is maintained at all times.
  • To ensure efficient levels of stock
  • The checking and recording of all food received, quantities of ingredients used and the number of meals produced and served
  • Handle cash for goods purchased
  • Deal with all customers in a friendly, swift and efficient manner

About you, the successful candidate will have:

  • To be able to carry out food preparation and cooking of all food types
  • To be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Experience of working in a similar role
  • Knowledge and experience of budget management and costings
  • Knowledge of equipment used
  • Knowledge of stock systems

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV to

About us

  • For almost 60 years, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership have been the market leader in providing permanent and temporary staffing solutions and we are one of the most established players within the recruitment industry. The Sunday Times has listed us as one of the Best 100 Companies to work for 14 years running. We are not a big scary faceless company, quite the opposite: we strongly believe in the personal touch with everything we do. We are proud to be accredited ‘investor in people’ which is reflected across our business in length of service and career progression of our employees.
  • Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

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