Vacancy - School Cook

7th February 2023

Hipsburn Primary School is a successful rural school with an inclusive and friendly school community. Our governors are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Catering Unit Manager to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide outstanding school meals and help to shape the health and well-being of our children and staff.

 In addition to relevant experience of working in a catering environment, the successful applicant must be positive, flexible and have the desire to cook and serve healthy nutritious home cooked meals in line with our Food Policy.

You will be required to provide a nutritionally well balanced and appetising midday meal for approximately 70 children. Some kitchen support is in place.

The successful candidate must:

- show a passionate interest in cooking and developing menus

- have a very good knowledge of the nutritional standards which apply to schools

- be keen to develop children’s interest in eating a balanced and healthy diet

be a good team member

- have appropriate health and hygiene qualifications

- have a good understanding of catering for allergies and special diets.

- show appropriate literacy, numeracy and ICT skills to facilitate efficient ordering of  resources and food

This post is a variable hours contract between 22.5 hours and 27.5 hours, initially for 25 hours per week. The working pattern will be Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2.00pm (includes a 30 minute break)

Successful applicants will receive the Northumberland Living Wage Supplement in addition to their basic salary.

This is a Permanent post

Application closing date 9.00am on Monday 27th February 2023

Interviews will take place at school on Wednesday 1st March 2023

Please follow the link below for the Job Description and Application Form