School Cook

Employer: Whitegate CE Primary School
Salary: Pro-rata
Location: Whitegate Church of England Primary School
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
Hours: 25 hours per week. 39 weeks per year (term time).
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 26/08/2022 at 17:00
Reference: P/22/205648

Our school is committed to providing an excellent catering service.  We are a smaller than average school serving around 100 lunches each day.

For September we are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable cook, with relevant catering experience to work in a fast paced kitchen serving our wonderful children the best meals. Positivity and flexibility are also key, as is the ability to properly uphold our core Christian values and work within a team. You will be welcomed by our warm and caring school.  

25 hours per week.  Term time only.

Main duties:

  • Preparing, cooking and serving food, accommodating any special dietary requirements and following agreed menus
  • Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen and food preparation areas, ensuring compliance with hygiene, health and safety legislations
  • Managing all aspects of the stocktaking duties including ordering and stock control
  • Ensuring equipment is fit for purpose and properly maintained
  • Regularly communicating with clients and other stakeholders in order to maintain good working relationships

Key requirements:

  • Former catering experience
  • Basic food hygiene certificate
  • Working towards or having completed a nationally recognised qualification in food preparation and cooking would be desirable
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation relating to a catering environment
  • Experience in meeting work related targets
  • Experience of completing paperwork and administration tasks
  • Experience in managing a team would be advantageous
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Physical skills related to the work, such as lifting items of moderate weight and operating appliances in a commercial kitchen
  • Excellent customer care skills

Closing date:  26th August 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in our job vacancy. Please find attached the Church of England application form and complete as fully as possible. We would like to understand more about how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role.

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