Support Staff Vacancies

Support Staff Vacancies

Job Description

HEAD COOK

ESSEX NJC BAND 2 TO MID POINT (SCALE POINTS 6 TO 11)

ACTUAL SALARY RANGE PA: £14,527 TO £16,039. ANNUAL SALARY RANGE PA: £19,171 TO £21,166

TERM TIME PLUS INSET/NON-PUPIL DAYS

DAYS/HOURS PER WEEK: 33 HOURS PER WEEK, MONDAY TO THURSDAY INCLUSIVE 6.30am to 2pm and FRIDAY 6.30am to 11.30am.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, pro-active and hardworking Head Cook to join our Residential Academy as part of the Catering team and contribute to the smooth running of the kitchen. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing meals and beverages to a high standard and directing catering staff in the preparation of meals, food service, dish and utensil washing, general cleaning and other tasks associated with catering. This post is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individual who sets high standards, values teamwork and wants to be part of a whole school team

Duties will entail following instructions given by the Catering Manager, adhering to hygiene practices, ensuring health and safety regulations are observed in working practices, undertaking any other reasonable duties as directed and have a flexible attitude according to the needs of the school.

Main Responsibilities

To provide assistance with the preparation, cooking and service of food and beverages to the required standard as directed using modern methods, equipment and food commodities including the production of simple sauces and biscuits according to requirements.
To follow menu plans agreed with the Catering Manager and Head Cook for meal times on the shift the post holder is responsible for (i.e. breakfast, lunch and tea)
To assist in the kitchen with preparation of main meals, salads and sandwiches when required.
To operate kitchen machinery such as mixers, dishwashers, etc as required.
To learn new skills and be prepared to cover for absent colleagues in preparing and serving food.
To assist with the setting up of the service counter, service of food according to type of service used and clearing of service area. To include, where appropriate, ensuring safe delivery of food to staff, students and guests at the place of their choice and assisting colleagues in ensuring that access to food and snacks are available in accordance with service needs.
To assist in the kitchen and dining room which may be away from the main kitchen area as required.
To wash crockery, cutlery, cooking and serving utensils and kitchen machinery.
To support the Catering Manager in maintaining all food stock levels, to include stock taking and stock rotation and assist with menu planning.
To assist in the monitoring and maintaining of records of daily fridge and freezer and food temperature in accordance with Food Hygiene Regulations and Health & Safety Policy.
To assist in the routine cleaning of the kitchen and kitchen equipment on a regular basis using equipment and chemicals as recommended, in accordance with Health & Safety and COSHH requirements.
To assist in any task associated with catering which is required and to develop, under instruction, skills in this area.
To assist in the completion of risk assessments as appropriate, to include the reporting of any hazardous or potentially hazardous situations.
To occasionally assist with special functions, which may be outside of normal working hours.
To report immediately any accidents, fire, theft, loss, damage, or unfit food or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate or possible.
To work in the Academy's kitchen as requested.

Applications must made using the application form which can be found here.