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Station Cook




Closing Date:

17 May 2022 at Midnight






46 St Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2HE


£11,719 – £12,227 a year (pro-rata)


  • Part time
  • Permanent contract
  • 22.5-hour week
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gym facilities

Do you enjoy cooking and getting creative in the kitchen? Have experience as a Cook and are looking to for a new challenge? Then our High Wycombe Fire Station needs you!

We are looking for a new part-time cook at High Wycombe Fire Station.

About us

Buckingham Fire and Rescue Service has 19 strategically placed stations that service Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. High Wycombe station is one of our larger stations with both Wholetime and On-Call serving firefighters. The station is available 24/7, 365 days a year and home to two fire appliances. The crews at the Station work hard to keep their community and wider area a safe place to live, work and travel but they can’t do that on an empty stomach.

Job role

  • Design meal plans with the watch based mess managers that meet both nutritional and dietary requirements
  • Prep and prepare meals in according to food health and safety standards
  • To provide catering for corporate events as required
  • Reordering stock and food supplies
  • Keep accurate records and accounts of food purchase
  • Operate, clean and look after kitchen area, appliances etc

Key Skills desired

  • Cook experience
  • Demonstrate good understanding of Food Standard Agency guidelines
  • Experience with fresh food produce
  • Enjoy working in a positive setting that allows you to express yourself
  • Is flexible, reliable and conscientious
  • Works on their own initiative


If you pride yourself on delivering high quality, healthy, wholesome meals and are capable of working in a dynamic kitchen environment we would love to hear from you!

If there are any adaptions or adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with our recruitment process, please let us know.

For further information please review the job description via the link below.

(Internal applicants please log in using your iTrent Self Service username and password)


Frequently Asked Questions

I have a disability – can I apply for a Support Staff role?

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Yes you can. We welcome all applications. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked if you have a disability, and asked to give details of the type of adjustments you may require in order to take part in the selection process and to fulfil the role you are applying for, should you be successful. Each case will be considered on an individual basis and, where reasonable adjustments can be made, your application will be progressed.

Do Support Staff receive a pension?

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Yes, our Support Staff are enrolled into a local government pension scheme, unless they choose to opt out.

Do you offer any work experience or volunteering opportunities?

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Yes. Although we do not offer operational work experience opportunities, we do have a number of Support Staff work experience roles available. However, this is dependent on the department you wish to work in.

Unfortunately, we do not offer volunteering opportunities.

Are there any apprentice opportunities available?

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Yes. Apprentice opportunities are listed on the Jobs page when they become available.

Are Support Staff members eligible for any employee benefits?

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Yes, there are many benefits to being a member of the Support Staff team, these include but are not limited to:
– Free on-site gyms
– Free on-site parking
– Employee assistance programme
– Childcare vouchers/tax-free childcare
– Annual leave entitlement
– Maternity/paternity leave
– Pension scheme
– Ride to work bicycle scheme

Would I receive a pension as a Support Staff employee?

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Yes, you would be enrolled into a local government pension scheme.

Do you check if your employees have a criminal record?

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We undertake Disclosure and Barring Checks for employees in all front facing roles, and where:
– Employees are new to the Authority and appointed to a role where a check is necessary
– When existing employees move into a role where a check is necessary and do not have an in-date check
– As part of the three yearly renewal process for all employees with enhanced checks
During the three-year period, if there is anything relevant, employees are required to declare it.

My faith requires me to fast; can I still apply for Support Staff roles?

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Yes, you can still fast, but it is important that all members of the Service are able to perform their core role while on duty. We encourage staff who choose to fast to discuss it with their line manager. Employees have a responsibility for being fit for duty and, where fasting has affected a member of staff adversely, they must tell their manager immediately.

What are the working hours for Support Staff roles?

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Contractual hours of work for Support Staff employees are 37 hours a week. Their normal pattern of work is agreed with their line manager, and can be varied to meet service requirements following appropriate consultation with the employee.