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About the role

We currently have a fulltime opportunity available for an experienced Chef from a high-volume food production background to join our core catering team based at the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) based in Christmas Island, Western Australia. In this role you will be reporting to the Catering Manager and will assist in facilitating the preparation of the daily menu and running of the kitchen area. You will need availability to cover shifts during the hours of 6am - 7:51pm. This role is physically demanding, and you will be required to constantly lift, push and pull stock during your shift. You are provided single room accommodation in a 2bed shared unit, transport to & from site and an island lifestyle.


About you

In this position you will be responsible for leading the food preparation and service for many people in detention. You will assist with training and development of personnel within the catering department, the presentation and display of food, including portion sizes. You will maintain food hygiene and safety practices in line with HACCP procedures. You will have the ability to step up and lead the team as required. Sound knowledge in cultural dietary requirements is an advantage and good computer skills are necessary to fulfil this role successfully. You are a respectful and professional person who demonstrates exceptional moral values in everything you do.

To be successful in this role you will have

  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Certificate III or higher in Commercial Cookery or Trade Qualifications
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate / Food Safety Handling Certificate codes - SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety OR, SITXFSA101 - Use hygienic practices for food safety OR, SITXOHS002A - Follow workplace hygiene procedures
  • Ability to maintain HACCP Systems, reporting and documentation
  • Sound experience cooking in a bulk volume kitchen operation
  • Strong time management and prioritising skills
  • Ability to maintain an Australian Federal Police clearance
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • Moderate skill level with computers 


This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment as an essential selection component for this role.

Serco requires employees in this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. Please consider this requirement when submitting your application.

About Our Kitchen

  • Serco offer employees the opportunity to provide 'essential services' for the Federal Government.
  • Large scale commercial cooking operations in a well maintained and fully serviced commercial kitchen
  • Take part in a vastly unique industry to gain further insights to Federal Government services.


What We Offer

  • Serco is the first and only private company that offers employees the exclusive access to the largest gym/fitness centre network through the Fitness Passport. Further huge amounts of employee benefits accessible internally.
  • Attractive hourly rate and further earning capacity on overtime.
  • Role covered by an Enterprise Agreement that secures fair working conditions including regular wage reviews.
  • Work in a team where your expertise is recognised, and your contribution truly valued with opportunities for ongoing training and support.
  • Work-life balance.



Serco and Proud

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, but everyone also has an important role to play from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 60,000+ globally and 16,000+ in Asia Pacific responsible for delivering essential public services in areas including defence, justice, immigration, healthcare, facilities management and citizen services.

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If you are inspired to make a positive different and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.

Serco's values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people matter and make a difference every day.

We seek and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all backgrounds and cultures including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGTBQI+, veterans and people with disability. By joining Serco you will have access to Employee Networks led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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13/06/2023 03:06:00
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