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School Cook (Broadstairs) - Term Time

Ripplevale Upper School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-210S
  • Posted:15/11/2022
  • Pay:NJC 9-10 (£12.02 to £12.24)
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:30/11/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


School Cook - Term Time - Special Needs School

Ripplevale School, Ripple

  • Posted: 08.11.22
  • Pay: NJC 9-10
  • Start Date: December 2022
  • App Close Date: 30/11/2022 at 11 pm
  • Interviews: TBC

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a school cook who is innovative, dynamic and highly motivated, who has an excellent understanding and experience of the kitchen on a day-to-day basis.

The school cook will work under the direction of the Senior Administrator, Ripple site Cook and collaborate with other members of the senior leadership team to ensure that students receive a varied and nutritious diet. As the school cook/caterer you will be responsible for managing the operation of the kitchen including preparation and cooking of food, supplies, presentation/service and record management and compliance with quality and safety standards, and the cleaning and cleanliness of the kitchen and the dining areas. We are looking for a hands on team player, who is not afraid to assist else where in the school when needed, especially in the early establishment period of the site.

This post is based at our site in Broadstairs and is term time. Hours of work 37.5 hours a week, 7.00am to 3.00pm / 7.30am to 3.30pm, plus 70 inset hours which presently includes 2 hours on a Tuesday early evening twilight session.  You will be working under the direction of the Senior Administrator and the SLT.

Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and resilient and enjoy working with young people.  

Application pack (covering letter & information for applicants, job description, person specification, application form and relevant policies) is available to download from this site. Please note; APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ON RIPPLEVALE SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM PLEASE. CVs on their own will be rejected.  You can also email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or telephone 01304 373866 to request an application pack.


Child Protection & Safeguarding

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to;

Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and the successful candidate as per KCSIE will also subjected to have an online search undertaken, if you have any questions regarding this process please email hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk.

Ensure you are aware of all Ripplevale School’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies.


Ensure you abide by those policies (names and points of contact for all relevant agencies can be found in the policies


Participate in all Child Protection & Safeguarding training as required by the school.

Immediately report any incidents of a child protection/safeguarding nature.

Be aware that failure by a member of staff to report actual or suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of a pupil is a disciplinary offence

Please note: This post is not exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 


Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 years old who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Ripplevale School is situated over two sites. Ripplevale Lower School is situated in Broadstairs, teaching a Primary provision and Ripplevale Upper School is based in the village of Ripple near Deal, with our Secondary and Post 16 provision.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jane Norris
  • Address:Chapel Lane, Ripple, Deal, Kent, CT14 8JG
  • Telephone: 01304 373866
  • Email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.