Domestic Staff II (Chinese Cooking/Western Cooking)
Master Pay Scale Point 13 (HK$23,210 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 16 (HK$26,895 per month).
(a) have at least 9 years’ experience in Chinese/Western cooking in a large household/establishment in the hospitality/hotel industry, have strong knowledge and competence in all aspects of cooking or comparable experience;
(b) be able to speak fluent Cantonese and simple English; read and write simple Chinese and English; ability of basic computer work processing is preferred; and
(c) knowledge/experience in other cuisines is an advantage.
Major duties include:
(a) to prepare food and provide cooking service to the Chief Executive, his family, and guests;
(b) to provide meals for both official and social functions in Government House, Fanling Lodge and any other places as required;
(c) to design menus and assist in purchasing food and ingredients; and
(d) to undertake daily kitchen operation including food handling, cleaning and maintaining cooking utensils, etc.
(Note 1: Domestic Staff II are required to (a) work overtime and irregular hours including evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays; (b) live in quarters; (c) wear uniform; and (d) be deployed to work in Government House, Fanling Lodge and any other places as required.
Note 2: For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, assessment of BL knowledge will be included in the recruitment for all civil service jobs. Candidates who are invited to attend the recruitment interview will be tested orally on their BL knowledge during the recruitment interview. Results of BL assessment will be taken into account only if two candidates are considered equal in all other aspects.)
Terms of Appointment:
New recruits will be appointed on civil service agreement terms for 3 years. A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full agreement period with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The gratuity payable for the agreement will be the sum which, when added to the Government's contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund scheme, equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the agreement period. Upon completion of the 3-year agreement with high standard of performance, the officer may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a candidate with a disability meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the recruitment examination and/or interview without being subject to further shortlisting.
(i) Towards the application deadline, our online system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your online application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed forms, together with copies of the certificates, transcripts and support documents of academic qualifications and working experience should reach the address below on or before the closing date for application. (If by post, the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application) Please specify on the envelope ‘Application for the post of Domestic Staff II (Chinese Cooking/Western Cooking)’. Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website. Candidates who apply online should submit copies of support documents to the below specified address on or before 2 June 2015, and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and documents. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Administration Section, Chief Executive’s Office, Tamar, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (15 & 22 May 2015)
Sing Tao Daily (Job Market) (15, 19, 22 & 26 May 2015)