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Kitchen Cook


We are looking to recruit an additional Cook to join our busy School Kitchen who ensure the delivery of a safe, healthy and high-quality catering service at the school. This will include aspects of food preparation, food service, kitchen, and dining area hygiene, and any other duties associated with food service operations. You will be working as part of a team who are responsible for food production for approximately 50 children and 35 staff on a daily basis, this includes breakfast, break, and lunch. You will be expected to comply with the principles of Healthy Schools, COSHH, and Health and Safety in Food. Knowledge of the Good School Food Guide will be an advantage. 


The suitable applicants must have previous experience of working as a Cook in a school kitchen.

If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team please apply. 

Starting date is as soon as possible, pending your notice period.


Hours of work are: Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 2:30pm, 35 hours per week (includes a 30 minutes unpaid lunch break), working during school term time only.


Salary: £19,182.80 per annum (includes term time, plus holidays, which are taken during the school holiday periods only).


Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

To apply please fully complete our application form, using the personal specification to help you complete the 'Personal Statement' section of the form. Applicants who read our Tips for Applicants document before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview. You will find our Tips for Applicants document and Application Form attached above. Please send your completed application form to:

Closing Date: Midnight, Monday, 26 February 2024

Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 26 February 2024

​1st Interview Date: w/c Monday, 26 February 2024


If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email hr at:

For safer recruitment reasons we are unable to accept CVs. You will find our Application Form attached above. CVs will not be reviewed.

Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:

Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

We can only accept a Charity Application Form for this role. We are not able to accept CVs for any role. If you submit a CV it will not be reviewed. Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.



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