Start Date: ASAP
Salary: £22,540 - £24,196 actual salary (40 weeks + 6 weeks holiday)
Hours/week: 40 hours/week Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm as directed by the SLT
Silverways School in Enfield is the latest school to be opened by the Kedleston Group Limited*. This new school will have places for 50 children and young people, age 7 to 17, who require specialist education for autism and associated needs. The school will deliver the National Curriculum from KS2 up to GCSE level, personalised to accommodate the needs of each learner.
The Headteacher is creating an inspirational team of diverse professionals who are dedicated to empowering children and young people with autism to become independent, ambitious global citizens. Summary of Role
As School Cook you will plan, prepare and serve food to meet students’ 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. Breakfast, break and lunch. The role will possibly include some cookery and nutrition teaching under direction of a qualified teacher for our pupils and any applicant will need to show willingness to work with the young people beyond the basic role of a school cook. Your role will require day to day interaction with the pupils in a caring and professional manner.
Preparation of food, serving of meals, general kitchen and cleaning duties as required.
Design menus with input from pupils.
Oversee the day to day running of the kitchen in compliance with relevant Health & Safety and Food Hygiene requirements.
Ensure all stock is stored appropriately and used in rotation.
Complete stock taking & prepare shopping lists as necessary.
Order stock when required and check food deliveries as required Preparing the dining room and kitchen for the serving of meals in accordance with good practice.
Ensure that the dining room is cleared during service and tidying up undertaken.
Ensure that all rubbish bins are emptied and all kitchen rubbish is disposed of or recycled correctly in the appropriate bins.
Cleaning the kitchen, surrounding areas and equipment to ensure the kitchen cleanliness is maintained at a high level
Regularly check kitchen equipment e.g. mixers, fryer, utensils, work surfaces are in accordance with specified procedures to ensure all equipment is hygienic and in safe working order and complies with relevant regulations.
Managing the kitchen budget for the year, keeping within the boundaries given.
Maintain a safe working environment
Report all incidents to the School Secretary.
Report any unsafe practices or broken machinery/equipment to the line manager, so that remedial action can be taken immediately.
Record keeping – ensure that necessary checks are made and recorded in accordance with regulations.
Attend training courses as required and assist in the training of other catering staff as directed
Comply with Health & Safety, Fire Regulations, COSHH procedures and other relevant School policies.
Comply with School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
Current food hygiene certificate (minimum level 2)
Up to date knowledge and understanding of food hygiene requirements
Experience of catering for large groups producing healthy meals on time and to a budget
Ability to design quality menus with the input of service users
Ability to monitor costs and work within a budget
Ability to work to a high standard with minimal supervision on a day to day basis
A strong understanding and knowledge of record keeping
Previous experience of working with vulnerable or disadvantaged young people (Desirable)
First aid qualification (Desirable)
Interest in special educational needs particularly with reference to autism and social and emotional difficulties
A desire to help teach pupils in the kitchen and encourage pupils to complete work experience in the kitchen environment
Ability to work in a team, and escalate problems as necessary
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Punctuality, reliability and commitment to role
This job description sets out the duties and responsibilities of the post at the time when it was drawn up. Such duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.
Silverways School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS certificate is a requirement for this role.