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Employment at Parliament

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Vacancy Details - Parliament of Western Australia

Position Title:Tradesperson Cook
Level and Salary: Tradesperson Cook ($2,254.66 – $2,309.67 per fortnight pro-rata) + 10% super+ benefits
Department:Parliamentary Services
Section:Catering Services
Employment Type:Permanent, Part Time
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 professionals with a passion for food to work in the Catering Services unit of the Parliament of Western Australia.

You will be required to work a minimum of 22.5 hours/week when Parliament is sitting (approx. 20 weeks/year, no weekends). There may be opportunities to work additional hours on non-sitting weeks and functions. The role requires someone with a strong background in cold larder in addition to confidence in general cooking. The roster is for day time hours only.

Successful candidates will need to be suitably qualified, demonstrate exceptionally high standards in food preparation and be familiar with OHS and HACCP procedures.

Duties include preparation and service for a la carte, table d’hôtel, buffets and canapés and assisting the kitchen team with staff cafeteria and function requirements.

The Parliament is a prestigious environment and offers generous employment conditions including provision of uniform, free parking and free access to a gymnasium. A work roster can be provided for the year which enables the successful applicant to achieve good life/work balance.
Details:A job description and application for employment form can be downloaded below.

ONLY applications with a cover letter that includes a brief summary (no more than 2 pages) outlining experience of the selection criteria found in the JDF, resume and completed application for employment form will be considered.

Applications marked “Confidential” should be e-mailed to or posted to the Human Resources Manager, Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, PERTH WA 6000 by 4pm, Friday 21 January 2022.

Please note: this position is open to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents only.
Contact for Further Information:Job related enquiries can be directed to Enno Schijf, Catering Manager, on (08) 9222 7399 or by emailing
For information about the application process please contact Vanessa Burgess, Human Resources on 9222 7202 or email
Closing Date and Time:Friday 21 January 2022, 4.00 pm
(Applications received after the Closing Date will NOT be accepted)
Job Description Form:
(including Selection Criteria)
Application for Employment.docxApplication for Employment.docxJDF - Tradesperson Cook -Part Time - 2022.pdfJDF - Tradesperson Cook -Part Time - 2022.pdfPSD Values.pdfPSD Values.pdf