Stafffinders are proud to work with many clients all across Scotland who seek PVG qualified staff to work within their teams, including Care Homes, Residential Units, Schools and Nurseries.

Taking on a role within these types of organisations can be extremely rewarding as you will be making a difference to people’s lives daily, providing an unrivalled service to those in vulnerable groups.

Duties of a PVG Cook or Chef

As a PVG Cook, your key responsibility will be to efficiently prepare a variety of meals to accommodate for dietary requirements provided, as well as preparing any snacks or beverages throughout the day to a high standard. You will also maintain and replenish all food/kitchen stock whilst co-operating with the rest of the team.

Applicants for these types of roles will ideally have had previous experience within a similar role and worked within a friendly and supportive environment. You will be comfortable working within a fast-paced kitchen and have the drive and determination to learn on the job, whilst always delivering exceptional customer service. You will be confident in bringing your creativity and new ideas to the table, being a key team player and communicating well with all members of the home.  

Aside from PVG Chef roles, we also recruit PVG Catering Assistants, PVG Kitchen Assistants and PVG Cleaners / Domestic Assistants.

What is a PVG and how do I apply for one?

The PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) scheme is delivered by Disclosure Scotland, to ensure that those who have previously shown inappropriate behaviour and therefore not suitable to work with children and protected adults within these groups.

This process involves gathering details of previous criminal records and any other relevant information that may affect an applicant's chances of securing a valid PVG.

You can apply for a PVG by visiting the mygov website, where you can read more about the scheme and complete your application online.

To join the PVG scheme, you will be required to pay a one-off cost of £59, unless you are a coronavirus response worker or volunteer. Although, in some cases, employers may pay this for you so it is best to check with your consultant or employer prior to applying.

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