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Job Ref No. ECC5418-284 Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Scale 4 Points 7-8
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 18th and 19th July 2024  

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Required2nd September 2024

Permanent Contract

Actual salary (£20,827pa to £21,177pa)

37 hours per week. (Monday to Thursday - 7:00am to 3:00pm, Friday - 7:30am to 3:00pm)

Term Time plus Inset Days (39 Weeks)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced cook to assist with the provision of a high quality food and beverage service at this large secondary school.

As the Head Cook, you will be at the heart of our kitchen operations, responsible for the preparation, cooking, and service of meals. You will ensure that each dish meets our exacting standards, following menu plans set by the Catering Manager. Your leadership will be essential in supervising kitchen staff during meal times, maintaining a seamless and efficient service.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced cook with strong leadership skills, a meticulous approach to hygiene and safety, and a commitment to providing exceptional food service

Experience of managing staff and running a busy kitchen would be desirable as the position will require the successful candidate to deputise for the Catering Manager when appropriate.

The Appleton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Additional Benefits

As a valued member of our team, you will be entitled to the following benefits (*Subject to eligibility criteria)

  • Employer Pension Contribution
  • Access to the "Cycle to Work" scheme
  • Eye test vouchers in partnership with Specsavers
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (includes confidential counselling and online discounts)
  • Virtual GP Access - including minors 16 and under
  • Annual onsite flu vaccination programme
  • Free tea and coffee provided daily and cake on Fridays
  • Discounted Tastecard subscription
  • A Wellbeing week every half term (this includes no afterschool meetings)

Information about the School

We are a mixed fully comprehensive school for students aged 11-18. We have an excellent reputation for providing high quality education and achieving good exam results.

We are incredibly proud of our students. We expect only the very best from them. We expect them to work hard and aim high. In return we are dedicated to developing each of them into successful, compassionate future leaders.

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

Sarah Cox
Croft Road, South Benfleet
Essex, SS7 5RN
Telephone: 01268 794215