Day/Night/Bank Residential Workers required.

Closing Date

Cook (Woodside)

Shifts: 18 hours per week

Locations: Coylton

Job Type: Permanent

Salary Scale £11.83 p/h / £11,072.88 pa

*£500 Welcome Bonus *£1000 Recommend A Friend Bonus!

About us

Spark of Genius is one of Scotland’s largest residential child care providers. For over 25 years, we have been delivering high quality care to young people who need to be looked after. Spark of Genius is also part of the UK-wide CareTech family who are committed to providing each child with opportunities to have their individual needs met.

In your new role

You will provide a healthy menu and meet dietary needs of young people, working in collaboration with Residential Staff, you will achieve this by:


  • Ensuring that you remain within the budgets set for provisions when buying in the shopping for the Centre.
  • Preparing and cooking a selection of healthy meals on a daily basis
  • Meeting dietary needs of young people on an individual basis
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with young people
  • Recording food temperatures on relevant log sheets
  • Preparing buffets/meals etc at short notice for visitors (social workers/ Local Authorities/ Families)
  • Prepare a range of home baking.

You will ideally have:

  • Previous experience within a culinary role
  • Good communication with colleagues and young people
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Knowledge of Health and safety requirements surrounding the cooking and preparation of food
  • Food hygiene knowledge


In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes;

  • Full Time Contract
  • Competitive Rates of Pay
  • Free PVG check
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Training
  • Paid Induction
  • *£1000 Recommend A Friend Bonus!
  • *£500 Welcome Bonus

Due to the nature of the role, it will be necessary for all Residential Childcare Workers to be subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland and achieve membership of the scheme prior to commencing work with us. CareTech will cover the cost of this check.

Any data received in applications will be used for recruitment purposes within Spark of Genius and CareTech only.