Closing date: 
30 Sep 2022


JOB TITLE:                              Cook/Gardener

SALARY BAND:                       SG3

RESPONSIBLE TO:                 Island Manager

HOURS OF WORK:                  40 hours per week and upon request overtime

Job Responsibilities:

  1. To be responsible for all food preparation, serving, clean-up, kitchen hygiene and all equipment, ensuring that all food wastes are being properly disposed of according to the Aldabra disposal waste policy.
  2. To provide full catering services including the baking of bread and other pastry for residents and visitors as per the Island Manager’s request.
  3. To liaise with the Island Manager with regards to food stock and monthly costing for staff meals and also do stocktaking and record-keeping of all kitchen utensils and equipment.
  4. Maintain the garden for island consumption.
  5. Assist with maintenance and upkeep of research station, settlement, field camps, trails and equipment, in the absence of visitors.
  6. Compile with all SIF policies relating to wildlife, plants and the environment.
  7. Ensure that biosecurity measures are implemented to the highest standards for the transit of supplies, equipment, and staff. This may require performing biosecurity checks/briefings at a designated location.
  8. Liaise with the Island Manager, operations staff and designated biosecurity officers to ensure internal biosecurity processes operate smoothly.
  9. Participate in anti-poaching patrol and surveillance under the guidance of the Island Manager or other designated person.
  10. Accompany and guide visitors on Aldabra and ensure that their conduct is environmentally sound and that they abide by SIF policies.
  11. Enforce waste policies and conduct periodic clean-ups with field staff especially within those areas used by tourists and other visitors.
  12. Carry out any work-related duties as may be assigned by Supervisor.


Graduate in Food and Beverages or 5 years working experience as a senior cook.

This post is open to Seychellois applicants only.

Apply for this post by sending your CV, a completed application form (can be found here or collected from our offices) and a cover letter explaining your capability and suitability for this position. Applications and enquiries on this position can be made at info@sif.sc.

The deadline for applications is 30/09/22