The role is term time only for 39 weeks per year during school term time and INSET plus 6 weeks holiday to be taken during school closure periods.
At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.
We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
This role will start in December for training and is then intended for a 3-4 month cover at Fernways School. The role will then will transfer over to our brand new school when ready to open in Hawley, Camberley.
As School Cook at Fernways School, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will plan, prepare, and serve food to meet pupil’s needs, any specific dietary requirements and in accordance with food hygiene standards. This will include preparing cold food, plating warm food, hot and cold drinks plus any packed lunches, group catering and event catering as required. Your role will require day to day interaction with the pupils in a caring and professional manner.
Ideally, for this role, we are looking for someone who has previous kitchen experience with a passion for cooking, a food hygiene certificate (level 2 minimum), up-to-date knowledge and understanding of food hygiene requirements. You will have experience of catering for groups, be a hardworking individual with a flexible can-do attitude who has an organised approach. Above all, we are looking for someone who wants to make a difference to our young people’s lives by giving them the variety and nutrition they need. We would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.
Why work for us?
- a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
- a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
- continued professional development and training
- contributions to your pension
- a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
- £500 refer-a-friend bonus
- OFSTED bonuses
- life assurance/death in service 2 x salary
- cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
- discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
- birthday treats
- long service and employee of the month awards
- employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
Fernways School, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist day school for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 16. We support children and young people with an autism spectrum condition. Our focus is on maximising every child’s potential to develop into a confident, resilient, and skilled young person who will make a positive contribution to society and live as independent a life as possible.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
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