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Contact Information:
Location: Napton on the Hill
Salary: Competitive
Date Posted: 13/09/2019
Closing Date: 07-12-19
Job Type: permanent
Setting: Arc School Napton
Job Description: No Qualifications

School Chef

Arc School Napton, Warwickshire

Hours – 8.00 – 3.30 (flexible) Monday to Friday (term time only + 1 week)

Salary - £17,000 - £19,000 pro-rata (actual salary £15,038 - £16,807)

Start date - ASAP

Arc School Napton is looking for a chef to join our small and friendly team as soon as possible.

You will have experience in a food environment and will carry relevant qualifications in catering for a school kitchen. All staff are expected to interact with the young people in a caring and professional manner. 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.

You will plan, prepare, cook and serve food to meet the cultural needs and interests of the young people, staff, parents and visitors including breakfast and lunch. Catering for special or one off events, e.g. summer graduation, will also form part of your role.

You will be responsible for kitchen health and safety, adhering to food hygiene practice at all times, managing kitchen equipment and reporting maintenance issues should they arise. You will also ensure that all statutory requirements for Ofsted and Local Authority Hygiene inspections are met.

Skills & experience:

  • Current food hygiene certificate with 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 the pupil ambassadors
  • 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 which will ensure that the school canteen retains its 5 star rating

We are an independent school which specialises in SEMH and ASC and our young people can be challenging in their behaviour.  You will complete Team teach training in order to support the behaviour management of pupils attending the school. The school has an emphasis on building trusting and solid relationships and has an ethos of empathy and care. The school currently has a five-star rating for food and hygiene in a business place.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • The opportunity to join a supportive and well established team
  • The support to progress in your career

Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support.

Kedleston Group Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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