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Senior Cook

Ilkley Grammar SchoolIlkley, West Yorkshire

Senior Cook

Actual annual salary: £17,379.58

Salary Scale Point 7 (range 7-8)

7.00am to 3.00pm (some flexibility may be available around start time) with a 30-minute unpaid break each day and a 2.30pm finish one day each week (total hours 37 per week) Term time only plus 7 days

Some flexibility will be required, on occasions, to suit the operational needs of the school, for example open evenings and evening functions

Join a leading school which prides itself on the high quality of education, enrichment and care provided to all and is committed to the wellbeing of students and staff.

We are looking for an energetic, experienced, enthusiastic Senior Cook. Why not take this great opportunity to join our catering team planning and preparing fresh daily meals in our four different service outlets in school? This is a fast-paced, creative role in a dedicated team with the benefit of working school term weeks (usually 38 per year) and enjoying the school holiday breaks.  

Ilkley Grammar School is an outstanding, vibrant 11-18 comprehensive, with over a 400-year tradition of serving the local community. We are committed to Personal Best as reflected in our Vision and Values:

“Our vision at Ilkley Grammar School is to provide an exceptional, inclusive learning experience at the heart of our community. Our students will achieve their academic personal best and will be equipped with the confidence and skills to make a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of others. We will achieve this through modelling our core values and attributes in the way we work together.”

We are the founding school of Moorlands Learning Trust and a member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance. 

 We are looking for a colleague:

 Work with the Trust Catering manager on menu planning, providing healthy and high-quality meals that appeal to teenagers and also meet the National Standards for School Food

 To prepare, produce and serve food to a high standard 

 Ensure the attractiveness of the catering provision including food presentation and the dining environment 

 Liaise with the Catering Supervisors in order to promote the daily menu choices to students

 Work with the Trust Catering Manager to meet the budgeted cost targets

 To comply with Food Safety Regulations, HACCP and the School’s Food Safety Management System

 Organise the catering arrangements for special functions and hospitality events within the Trust – some of which may be outside the normal school day. 

In return for your commitment, we can offer:

          the opportunity to make a real difference

          students with ‘highly positive attitudes to learning’

          the opportunity to develop your career working within a fast-paced team

          a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and
                 care

          a committed and established staff 

          very supportive leadership team, parents and Governors

          a location on the edge of Ilkley Moor in beautiful Wharfedale with good transport
                 links to Leeds  and Bradford

The closing date for this post is 8am Tuesday 28th September 2021, although the campaign may close sooner subject to levels of interest and so we encourage you to apply sooner. 

Ilkley Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school.  The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment.  All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome.  All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE.  


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