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Head Cook - Part-time

Halfway Houses Primary School, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-5220-78S
  • Posted:04/01/2019
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:18/01/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c: 21st January 2019


Do you have experience preparing and serving meals and would enjoy catering for up to 300 hungry pupils a day?

Halfway Houses Primary School currently has a vacancy for a Head Cook to start as soon as possible. Sadly, we are saying goodbye to our current Head Cook and it is our intention to offer full training for this exciting and challenging position through a handover period before she leaves. You will also benefit from the support of an established team of 4 kitchen staff and our great new kitchen and catering facilities.

The successful applicant will be required to work 25 hours per week (8.30am - 1.30pm Monday - Friday, term-time only - 38 weeks of the year). Meals are prepared on site and serving begins at 12.10pm over 2 sittings.

The salary will be Kent Range 4 £17,189 - £18,058pa pro-rata  (full-time equivalent £9,577 - £10,061pa).

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Be experienced in ordering ingredients, preparing and serving food (essential)
  • Be able to work in a school kitchen, using catering equipment and leave the environment clean after every session (essential)
  • Have a desire to serve good quality food to children, in line with government legislation
  • Be someone who enjoys working with children
  • Have or be prepared to gain relevant qualifications e.g. Level 2 Award in Food Safety and be willing to work towards Level 3
  • Be a good team player, flexible and prepared to use their initiative
  • Be prepared to work independently and also lead a team of 4 staff
  • Be committed to their own professional development
  • Have good interpersonal and organisational skills

If this sounds like the job for you and you are looking to join a happy and successful school, please read the job description and person specification below. Visits to our school are strongly encouraged - our Headteacher would love to have a chat with you and give you a tour of our wonderful facilities!

Information about the school

Halfway Houses Primary School are proud to be recognised as remaining a Good School after our Ofsted inspection in November 2018. We are now established in our new 3FE school and we fully embrace our future expansion. We have also been awarded the Primary Science Mark (Gold Award), Music Mark and the Basic Skills Mark. We are working towards the SMSC Mark currently. We are a Growth Mindset school and our pupils are keen and aspirational learners. Halfway Houses Primary School are proud to be a founding member of The Island Learning Trust along with Minster-in-Sheppey Primary School. This new MAT was opened on 1st November 2016.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.