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Assistant Cook - Term Time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-153S
  • Posted:25/11/2021
  • Pay:TDET Band 4 (See advert)
  • Start Date:January, 2022
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:15th December, 2021


Assistant Cook

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Term time only + 1 week) 

07.30 - 14:20   Mon-Fri

Whitehill Primary School is looking to appoint an Assistant Cook with a proven track record in a busy kitchen to support the school Cook and kitchen team in providing nutritious meals from our innovative menu. Our kitchen provides a cooked lunch to 350 pupils every day, and is maintained to an exceptionally high standard of efficiency and hygiene.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a busy kitchen, hold relevant food qualifications and demonstrate high levels of organisation and teamwork needed to deliver 350 meals in a 2 hour window every day.

The role will also involve competent use of our IT ordering system, accurate stock ordering and control as well as excellent communication skills to effectively  liaise with colleagues, class teachers and midday supervisors.

You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, good ICT skills and planning and delivery skills. 

This appointment will start as soon as possible.  Salary range is TDET Band 4, points 11-14 with a starting salary of point 11.  Actual salary (inc pro rata holiday entitlement) £13,920 - £14,826 per annum (pro rata  to £18,425 - £19,625 per annum for a full-time, all year round post).

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 If you would like to know more about this role, please contact the Claire Gillick, the School Business Manager at gillickc@whitehillprimary.com

We warmly welcome visitors to our School.  To arrange a visit please contact Lianne Pond, PA to the Headteacher, on 01474352973 or pondl@whitehillprimary.com

Initial applications can be made online or on downloaded application forms.  Downloaded application forms, with evidence of how skills support the role’s Job Description should be emailed to walshl@decustrust.com. We do not accept CV’s.

Closing date: 09:00 on 10th December, 2021

Shortlisting: 10th December, 2021

Interviews: 15th December, 2021


Information about the school

Whitehill is an inclusive primary school, with a current roll of 670 children, serving a diverse community. We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.

Whitehill has much to offer: grow in a supportive environment with lots of internal and external CPD. As part of The Decus Educational Trust, Challenge Partners and the Gravesham Learning Partnership, our excellent network offers exceptional opportunities. We will help you to thrive.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, reference checks, identity and proof of right to work in the UK. Whitehill Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennifer Lumley
  • Address:Sun Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5HN
  • Telephone: (01474) 352973
  • Email: lumleyj@decustrust.com
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).