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CATERING: ASSISTANT COOK
2020 Scale 3 (Band 2 - mid point)
Supervision of Kitchen staff during mealtimes
Other Catering staff, suppliers.
To assist with the provision of a high quality food and beverage service.
To provide assistance with preparation, cooking and service of food and beverages to the required standard.
To follow menu plans agreed with the Catering Manager for meal times on the shift you are responsible for (i.e. breakfast, tea, supper).
To deputise for the Cook as required.
To take responsibility for the supervision of other kitchen staff during mealtimes you are responsible for (i.e. breakfast, tea, supper).
To ensure staff absences from your shift are reported to the Administrative/Finance Officer.
To liaise as appropriate regarding staff cover.
To follow the menu and recipes agreed
To occasionally assist with special functions which may be outside of normal working hours.
To carry out cleaning duties within the kitchen and dining areas as required.
To follow sound hygiene practices.
To ensure that health and safety regulations are observed in working practices.
To assist with the issue and recording of catering supplies as required.
To assist with the operation of control procedures as required.
To report immediately any accidents, fire, theft, loss, damage, or unfit food or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate or possible.
The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.
To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager
To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace.
To ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School's Equal Opportunities Policy
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
CATERING: ASSISTANT COOK
Qualifications & Experience
Specific qualifications & experience
Experience of assisting with preparation, cooking and service of food and beverages
Experience of deputising for the Cook
Experience of supervision of kitchen staff
Educated to NVQ level 2
Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
General understanding of the operation of a school
Ability to maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene
Ensure that Health and Safety regulations are observed in working practices
Working knowledge and ability to follow menu plans and recipes agreed
Ability to count and undertake calculations
Ability to use kitchen and cleaning equipment and supervise others when required
Experience of recording catering supplies and complete forms as required
Ability to exchange verbal information clearly with children and adults
Overcome communication barriers with children and adults
Consult with colleagues
Working with children
Understand and implement the school's behaviour management policy
Understand and support the differences in children and adults and respond appropriately
Understanding of the learning experience provided by the school
Basic understanding of the way in which children develop
Health & Well being
Understand the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing
Working with others
Working with partners
Understand the role of others working in the school
Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults
Ability to work effectively with others in the school
Ability to provide timely and accurate information, as required
Good organisational skills
To undertake supervision of other kitchen staff during mealtimes
Ability to manage own time effectively
Ability to follow instructions
Demonstrate a commitment to equality
Health & Safety
Good understanding of Health & Safety
Understand and implement child protection procedures
Understand procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality
Be prepared to develop and learn in the role
Information about the School
Brightside Primary school lives and breathes our 6 values; Teamwork, Determination, Enthusiasm, Individuality, Respect and Honesty.