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Job Ref No. ECC5951-96 Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Scale 2 (Pt 3-4)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/11/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: 29th November 2023 Shortlisting Starts:  24/11/2023

Job Description

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Endeavour Cooperative Academy, a special school, is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated & organised Kitchen Assistant to join our small, friendly team. This position is for 12.5 hours a week, 2.5 hours per day - hours would be 12.00 noon to 2.30pm

There are currently 150 pupils on roll, which will rise to 180 in the next couple of years. We are also being completely rebuilt with funding from DfE, so will be having a brand new kitchen facility.

The successful candidate will provide support to the school's Cook, including but not exclusively:

  • Serving meals to pupils
  • Cleaning tables
  • Cleaning plates, cutlery & equipment
  • Preparing food as required
  • Deputising for the school's Cook if necessary
  • Ideally you will have some experience of working in a school kitchen or school in another capacity.

If you have any questions, or wish to visit the school, please contact the school office.

All applicants are strongly advised to read the job description and person specification for the post prior to submitting their application.

Please note this is a permanent role, term time only. The salary is pro-rata and will include an outer fringe allowance. Full-time annual salary is between £22,737and £23,114 plus an outer fringe allowance of £689.

The position is for 12.5 hours per week term time only, £6,585 to £6,695 actual salary for 12.5 hours per week plus £200 outer fringe allowance.

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.

The following pre-employment checks will be required where applicable to the role and setting:

  • - receipt of satisfactory references
  • - verification of identity
  • - a satisfactory DBS disclosure if undertaking Regulated Activity
  • - verification that you not barred from working with Children
  • - verification that you are not prohibited from teaching
  • - verification of medical fitness for the particular role
  • - verification of qualifications and of professional status where required e.g. QTS status
  • - the production of evidence of the right to work in the UK
  • - verification of successful completion of/exemption from statutory induction period
  • - verification that you are not subject to a section 128 direction preventing you from holding a management position within a school (if applicable)
  • - a declaration that you are not disqualified from working with children by virtue of the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2018 or that you have provided a valid disqualification waiver from Ofsted

In line with recommended practice in the statutory guidance "Keeping Children Safe in Education", the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available on-line. The purpose is limited:

- to identify issues which call into question the applicant's suitability to work with children;
- to verify employment history.

Only information related the purposes stated will be shared with the Panel. Any information will be discussed with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.

Information about the School

Endeavour Co-operative Academy is a 5 – 19 school for 172 young people, all with an EHCP. The primary need of pupils is Moderate Learning Difficulties. Our classes have, on average, 12 pupils and 1.5 Teaching Assistants. All teachers are class tutors, which involves responsibility for registration, reports and Annual Reviews for a class.

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.

It is an exciting time for the school, construction of the new building commenced in January 2024 and is due to be completed by September 2025 - January 2026.

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

Sharon De Silva
Hogarth Avenue, Brentwood
Essex, CM15 8BE
Telephone: 01376 425955 Ext 803
Email: recruitment@kcat.co.uk

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