Location Holsworthy
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £10 to £10
Contact name: Alex Moore

Contact email:
Job ref: 49036
Published: 3 months ago
Startdate: 04/03/2022

Title: Cook

Salary Details:  £10.50ph     Hours: 25 hours/week (term time only)




We are working with a small independent school with the aim of being the first-choice provider for young people aged 5-16 years with special educational needs in Devon and Cornwall. Our school received an Ofsted Good rating in 2017 and is located in a tranquil, countryside setting.


We are a therapeutic school that uses a trauma-informed approach to improve the safety, learning, mental health and physical health of all our children and young people.


Our school is a learning community for staff and students, where everyone feels welcome, included and respected. Our success is measured by our student’s happiness and achievements in school and life.


We are looking for an experienced cook who is confident in preparing, cooking and serving hot lunches to the children, staff and occasionally visitors at our school. This will include providing for specific dietary requirements and preferences of the students.


Duties for this role include, but are not limited to:


  • Maintaining the efficient and economic production of quality food in the school


  • Ensuring waste is controlled with regard to preparation and cooking


  • Managing and controlling all food, to include; ordering, receiving and checking stock, and closely monitoring portion control.

  • Liaising with the School Business Manager when planning and costing menus in order to provide a balanced nutritious diet, making the best use of locally available fresh foods.


  • Maintaining accurate records of food supplies and freezer/fridge temperatures.


  • Ensuring stock is rotated – request stocks and check deliveries; check and value stock as required


  • Maintaining the highest standards of health, hygiene and safety in the kitchen and dining areas.


To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV through for consideration.

This position will be on a permanent basis, following interview.

A DBS disclosure is required for this post.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post, along with the relevant pre-employment checks.