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Job Ref No. ECC1120-325 Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Scale 3 £9,181 - £9,359 actual salary
Position Start Date: 04/10/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/09/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 26.05.22  

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Hours of work: 20 hours Mon-Fri. Term time only, we may be able to allow some flexibility in the precise hours.

A vacancy has arisen at our Langdon Hills centre for an Assistant cook. You will be responsible for preparing snacks and cooking meals for approximately 30-50 students and staff.

The Children's Support Service is a 'Good with Outstanding features' alternative provision, whose aim is to provide lasting, meaningful, and positive outcomes for children who are unable to access mainstream education.

We value the wellbeing of our staff and offer a supportive, well-resourced learning environment with a range of professional development opportunities. We are also proud to be a reflective Trauma Perceived Practice school.

This means that you will the opportunity to:

Receive a high level of support from dedicated, experienced colleagues
Work in a dynamic, diverse and enjoyable setting
Achieve a healthy work/life balance

This is an important role within our centre, as food and nutrition is a key part of our students' social and personal development. The kitchen and dining room is the heart of the school. We encourage a family dining atmosphere with students and staff enjoying a meal together. We are proud of the meals we serve, recognise that lunch is very important to many of our students and allow a generous per head budget to maintain quality. The kitchen staff are very much a part of our supportive and friendly team.

Visits to the Centre are encouraged. Please call 01268 542367 to arrange a visit.

CV's are not accepted. Please use the application form.

Information about the School

The Children’s Support Service is a short stay provision (PRU) in Essex. We have three main centres covering KS2-4 (in Wickford, Hadleigh and Basildon) as well as an Outreach Service which works to support students, staff and schools in the local area, with bases in Basildon and Harlow.

Most of our students are referred to us due to difficulties they have faced in school; many come with additional needs and require academic, emotional and social support.

We offer a wide range of subjects, including the core curriculum, as well as enhanced activities to provide an enriched learning experience. We collaborate with schools and professionals who need our support, and aim to reintegrate students back into mainstream education or prepare them for other lifelong learning opportunities.

Our staff create positive, safe, caring and supportive learning environments, helping to inspire every child to achieve their full potential.

CSS staff benefit from our subscription to the "Education Support Partnership", which provides mental health and wellbeing support services for all staff, including 24/7 access to advice, support and counselling for our whole team.

Please note that car insurance including "business use" is required.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Chris Murry
High Road
Langdon Hills, Basildon
Essex, SS16 6HG
Telephone: 01268 542367

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