Cook / Housekeeper

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,018
  • Balerno
  • Closing 21st October 2019

  • Advertised from 1st October 2019
  • 32.5 hours per week. £10.07 per hour


Harmeny Education Trust Limited is a sector leading children’s charity, providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. The school is situated in a beautiful thirty-five-acre estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, mature woodland, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track.

We are currently looking for a Cook / Housekeeper (Homemaker) to join our talented Catering and Domestic Team to prepare both lunches and evening meals as well as undertake some general domestic duties.

Homemakers are required to have an ability to produce consistently excellent and nutritional meals for our children. You will understand the central role that outstanding food preparation has on creating a homely environment within the residential cottage. You will be required to undertake some domestic duties and ensure a high standard of cleanliness. This is a permanent, part-time post (32.5 hours per week).

A qualification in cooking is highly desirable, however training may be provided for the right candidate.

A benefits package is offered including the following:

  • Salary: £17018.30 per annum ( £10.07 per hour )
  • Holidays: 35 days
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Family Friendly Policies and other benefits

Successful candidate, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable children, ensuring Harmeny continues to offer an excellent service.

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post holder will access comprehensive training and development opportunities.

Application notes

If you would like to find out more about this rewarding opportunity, please contact Lesley McDonald, Catering & Domestic Services Manager on 0131 449 3938 or email HR Department at

To apply, please visit to complete an application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by email at or by telephone on 0131 449 3938.

Closing Date: Monday 21st October 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 29th October 2019