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Employment at Parliament

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Vacancy Details - Parliament of Western Australia

Position Title:Casual Kitchen Hand
Level and Salary:$32.02 – 32.91 per hour (inclusive of 25% casual loading)
Department:Parliamentary Services
Section:Catering Services
Employment Type:Casual
Primary Responsibilities and Additional Information:The Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms provide Members of Parliament, staff and visitors with a variety of dining opportunities within Parliament House. Applications are invited from enthusiastic, reliable individuals with a strong work ethic who enjoy working in a team environment to join the Catering Services unit of the Parliament of Western Australia.
The successful candidate will need to have experience in a similar role, demonstrate exceptionally high standards in kitchen cleanliness and be familiar with Work Health and Safety and HACCP procedures.
This casual position is required to work weekdays only (no weekend work!). Rosters are drawn up well in advance to facilitate other working commitments.
Duties include pot washing, dishwashing, floor and wall cleaning, deep cleaning, changing deep fryer oils, waste disposal, crockery allocation for functions, paper towel replenishment, general kitchen cleaning duties, goods inwards assistance and some minor food preparation.

The Parliamentary Services department offers generous employment conditions and a range of benefits including free parking.
Details:ONLY applications with a cover letter, resume and completed application for employment will be considered. A brief written summary outlining experience of the selection criteria is highly recommended.
Applications marked “Confidential – Kitchen Hand” should be emailed to or posted to the Human Resources Manager, Parliament House, 4 Harvest Terrace, WEST PERTH WA 6000.
Please note: You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or a New Zealand citizen with a Special Category Visa to apply for this role.
The Parliament of Western Australia values diversity and champions the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce that reflects our community, and to making Parliament an inclusive and supportive workplace, free of discrimination.

We encourage all suitable people of any age, gender, family status or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply, including First Nations people, people from the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with any form of disability.

Applications must be received by 4 pm, Friday 27 January 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
Contact for Further Information:A job description and application for employment form can be found below, downloaded from or by contacting Human Resources by email or telephone: Louise Summers (08) 9222 7402. Job related enquiries can be directed to Mr Brett Barrett, Executive Chef on (08) 9222 7395 or by emailing
Closing Date and Time:Friday 27 January 2023, 4:00pm
(Applications received after the Closing Date will NOT be accepted)
Job Description Form:
(including Selection Criteria)
JDF - Kitchenhand Casual.pdfJDF - Kitchenhand Casual.pdf PSD Values.pdfPSD Values.pdf Application for Employment.docxApplication for Employment.docx