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Assistant Cook - Part-time

Copperfield Academy, Northfleet

  • Ref:KCC886-2024-232S
  • Posted:15/09/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/09/2021 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Fabulous Assistant Cook Assistant Needed!

Salary: Kent Range 4, £18,517 fte, £9,436 actual salary

Contract type:  22.5 hours per week, 9.30am to 2pm, 38 weeks per year (term time only)

REAch2 is a National Living Wage employer.  As such we will always ensure that all our employees receive no less than the national living wage.

Are you:

  • Hard-working, honest, dependable and self-motivated?
  • Capable of establishing good working relationships with staff, pupils and parents?
  • An exceptional cook, passionate about healthy, high-quality nutrition?
  • Committed to team-work?
  • Child-centered and solution focused?

If so, you’ll love to work at Copperfield Academy!

It is an exciting time in our kitchen as we are establishing a new team under our Trust’s catering provision REAchEat.

Our children deserve the best and as an Assistant Cook at Copperfield Academy you will be a part of our innovative approach to school catering. You will have a passion for cooking and providing high quality meals using fresh, local produce as well as delivering exceptional service to our amazing pupils and staff.

Food served in school forms a part of our healthy school’s ethos, and exceptional nutrition supports our drive for exceptional opportunities for learning.  The successful applicant can expect to work as part of a committed school team. 

We can offer you:

  • A firm commitment to you and your professional development
  • Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and governors
  • An inspiring learning community
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference
  • Opportunities to further develop your career within our Multi Academy Trust, REAch2, the largest primary-only academy trust in the country
  • And, most importantly, AMAZING children just waiting to meet you.

How to apply

If you would like an informal discussion with the Catering Lead, please contact Dee Formby at dee.formby@reach2.org or telephone 07785 445305. 

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact nicola.creed@copperfieldacademy.org to arrange.

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our academy and experience our warm welcome.

For further details, please see the job description and person specification.

Start Date: as soon as possible

Closing Date:  30th September 2021
Interview Date: TBA

Please apply via Kent Teach.  CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form.

Additional Information

Copperfield Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check with barred list and satisfactory written references.

The school and REAch2 Academy Trust reserves the right to appoint earlier if an exceptional candidate applies for the post, so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Information about the school

REAch2 was established in 2012 and is now the largest primary-only academy trusts in the country – operating across the Midlands, East Anglia, Greater London and the South East.

Working in some of the most challenging areas of the country, we are committed to enabling individual schools to flourish with a high degree of autonomy whilst benefiting from a strong culture of support and collaboration.

In September 2016, the Department for Education approved REAch2 to open 22 brand new schools over the next few years, mostly in our existing areas of operation https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-choice-as-over-80000-new-free-schools-places-created. In October 2016, the head of Ofsted blogged about seven high performing academy trusts, including REAch2 http://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/hmcis-monthly-commentary-october-2016

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 352413


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.