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Station Cook – High Wycombe




Closing Date:

11 December 2022 at Midnight






High Wycombe Fire Station, 46 St Mary St, High Wycombe, HP11 2HE


£11,953 – £12,472 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen at High Wycombe Fire Station for a Station Cook to join Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

We are looking for someone who is keen to deliver healthy, wholesome meals to the crews to support them in their day to day working activities. Successful applicants will pride themselves in delivering a high-quality service to the crews and guests of the station. Capable of working in a dynamic environment and still able to support the requirements of the staff is essential.

You will be required to maintain the highest standard of hygiene within the kitchen and store areas in compliance with the General Food Hygiene Regulations.

You will be frequently liaising with watch-based mess managers, to ensure any dietary requirements are catered for and the correct ingredients are supplied prior to the preparation of meals.

We are looking for an individual who will be flexible, reliable and conscientious, with the ability to work unsupervised and on their own initiative.

You must be able to demonstrate that you are qualified to a suitable standard with awareness of prevailing Food Standard Agency guidelines, with previous cooking and catering experience.

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

For further information about the role please review the job description, which can be downloaded via the link below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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?

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?

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?

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

Are Support Staff members eligible for any employee benefits?

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?

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

Do you check if your employees have a criminal record?

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?

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?

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.