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Cook - Part-time

Laleham Gap School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7073-253S
  • Posted:15/02/2024
  • Pay:KR4 £21,389 pro-rota (£16,721.37 Actual)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:12/03/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Salary: KR4 £21,389 per annum pro rata (actual 16,721.37)
  • Hours: 32.50 per week
    • Monday – Friday 07.30 – 14.30 (including 30min unpaid break)
    • Term Time Only plus one additional week to be worked during school holidays

Laleham Gap School is looking for a solution focussed and dynamic cook to join our wonderful, dedicated and highly effective Catering team.

Duties will include providing an efficient catering service to pupils including directing staff as appropriate, organising appropriate menus and maintaining stock levels, writing allergen labels, ensuring compliance with relevant Health & Safety and hygiene regulations

The successful candidate is likely to have had previous experience of catering, enjoy working as part of a team in a school environment and be a confident communicator. Efficient time management is essential to prioritise duties and work on their own initiative. The successful candidate will ensure our catering service is maintained to the highest standard to offer our children the best environment to learn grow and succeed.

From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

If you feel that you have the above qualities and experience, then we would like to hear from you.

This post is for 32.50 hours per week – Term Time Only Plus 1 additional week to be worked during school holidays

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further information.


Information about the school

Laleham Gap is a Communication and Interaction Special School. We have pupils aged from 4 to 18 years of age. Most of our pupils have a diagnosis of Autism. All pupils have an EHCP. Most pupils will achieve some GCSEs or equivalent at age 16. Laleham Gap is a new, high quality and well-resourced environment and the opportunity to work with an established, experienced and highly motivated team.

Laleham Gap School (Learn, Grow, Succeed) Strives to be the best school that it can be, so that all pupils have the tools to reach their full potential. We are focused on meeting the needs and interests of the individual child, ensuring that progress is made in all areas. This means we are accepting of all pupils from where they are and how they develop. Children are always at the heart of our decision making.

The school seeks to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who will continue the excellent support for the pupils that parents and carers expect.

Please visit our website for more information about the school and our achievements.

Laleham Gap School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Please see our Child Protection Policy at https://bit.ly/3zSpMvJ

Please note as part of Keeping Children Safe In Education requirements, Laleham Gap will carry out online searches for all shortlisted candidates.

What we can offer you:

Comprehensive induction with a range of activities including vision and aspiration from the Headteacher, a comprehensive range of safeguarding procedures and expectations, a full Handbook detailing routines and expectations.

All staff are encouraged to embark upon a an extensive choice of CPD options

SLT open door policy

In a new school building that is warm, clean and hygienic

Fantastic coastal location, affordable housing, a place of natural beauty and a more relaxed way of life.

Outstanding Ofsted rating across all areas 2023

Friendly and supportive colleagues

Working with a team that all have the same goals and ambitions for our pupils and working collectively to achieve great outcomes.

Staff gym, Free Bi-weekly food club, free tea, coffee, snacks/breakfast and fruit, annual subsidised Summer party, a healthy celebratory environment regarding annual events including summer fair, family fun afternoon, sports day, national celebration days.

Staff quotes:

The pupils! I defy anyone to pop in for half a day and not love our pupils and want to stay

The best wellbeing support in a school I have ever seen, for both staff and pupils.

A truly wonderful workplace and I feel blessed to be part of it.

Wonderful staff each and everyone -I feel cared for, valued, and listened to.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Les Milton
  • Address:Ozengell Place, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 6FH
  • Telephone: 01843 570598
  • Email: secretary@lgs.kent.sch.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 Education.