This vacancy has now closed


  • Full time
  • £13,063 – £14,107
  • Alltnacriche, Cairngorm National Park
  • Closing 14th April 2019

  • Advertised from 5th February 2019
  • (Placing dependent on experience) plus accommodation (valued at £4,000 per annum for pension contribution purposes). 37.5 hours per week with seasonal variation. Permanent.


We have a vacancy for a Cook, based at our Christian activity centre at Alltnacriche, just outside Aviemore.

Alltnacriche regularly hosts school groups participating in residential experiences, SU Holidays and youth groups enjoying weekend breaks. We offer a range of outdoor activities to our guests, and use outdoor classroom concepts with schools.

Classroom Outdoors is our highly regarded programme of school residential experiences and we welcome 700 – 800 pupils from around 30 schools to Alltnacriche each year.

Our ideal candidate will have the understanding and experience to run a kitchen to a very high standard, blending hands on tasks with leading and managing a small team of support staff/volunteers. You will have the drive and vision to develop the menu and experience we offer to our guests, with a strong focus on responding to their needs as and when necessary. You will need to be comfortable balancing this guest centered approach with the knowledge and ability to implement full HACCP control procedures at all times, and will be responsible for ensuring that this happens.

During school residentials you will take the lead in delivering breakfast and a three course evening meal with options, working with the schools host to ensure all relevant information is passed on and all dietary and medical needs are met. You will also be responsible for planning future menus, ordering and stock control, alongside normal tasks associated with running a kitchen.

We have a number of other groups who will require catering, however the majority of our weekend groups and all SU Holidays are self-catered and will have access to our kitchen facilities. You will be responsible for induction and support during their event and ensuring the kitchen is returned to the appropriate standard after use.

Outside of school residentials there will be an additional focus on developing what the centre can offer, deep cleaning, equipment maintenance, staff and personal development, and opportunities to be involved in other areas of the centre’s ministry.

This role may be suitable for flexible working arrangements and this can be discussed at interview. The accommodation that is part of the package on offer for this role can be discussed at interview.

Alltnacriche is a small team and you will be involved in all aspects of caring for our guests, including regular evening work, and you may be required to hold the duty phone overnight.

Scripture Union Scotland is a registered charity that aims to help all of Scotland’s children and young people explore the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives. The centre supports SU Scotland’s strategy – facilitating residential events that help and enable young people in Scotland to explore the Christian faith.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act – part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure

Application notes

More information and an application pack is available at:

Alternatively, you can email us at or telephone 0141 352 7634.

Closing date: 14th April 2019

Interview date (at Alltnacriche): TBC

Scripture Union Scotland is an equitable employer and operates a child protection policy.

Scottish Charity No. SC01122