Chef, South London

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Bolingbroke AcademySouth London

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark Support Staff Pay Scale (Inner London), Band 6, Point 22: £24,376 per annum, pro rata.
Contract term: Permanent

Bolingbroke Academy, a secondary school for 11-18 year olds, welcomed its first Year 7 pupils in September 2012, with another 120 pupils joining every year until the school is fully subscribed in 2018. Bolingbroke Academy provides a first class learning environment based on outstanding teaching, great relationships and excellent facilities. Our staff are pivotal to our success and as part of the Bolingbroke and wider Ark schools team, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and develop your career through our professional development programme. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented chef to join our growing Academy. Under the direction of the Academy’s Chef Manager, the postholder will consistently prepare, cook and present food to school standards. The Chef will ensure that high levels of cleanliness are maintained in the kitchen dining area and that a high standard of catering service is provided at all times. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • have a relevant catering qualification, as well as a Health and Hygiene Certificate;
  • be hardworking, conscientious, detail orientated and highly organised;
  • demonstrate a genuine interest in helping children learn how to eat healthily; 
  • be committed to Bolingbroke Academy’s ethos of high expectations.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • join a network of Ark schools and gain access to an exclusive range of benefits, including reduced gym membership and a comprehensive CPD provision. 

Deadline:  11am on  Monday 4th June 2018 

Location: Wandsworth, London

Start date:  September 2018

Salary: Ark Support Staff Pay Scale (Inner London), Band 6, Point 22: £24,376 per annum, pro rata. 

Hours: 36 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks) 

Please apply at and submit your application no later than 11am on  Monday 4th June 2018 

For further information please contact the recruitment team on

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis so early applications are encouraged. Strong candidates may be invited to interview prior to role’s closing date

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Bolingbroke Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Wakehurst Road, Battersea, London, SW11 6BF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7924 8200
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Bolingbroke Academy is a new 11-18 academy in Wandsworth, opening with its first cohort of year 7 pupils in 2012 and set to grow year on year.

Bolingbroke Academy was founded after a campaign for a non-selective local school by Battersea parents and ...