Chef, Wembley

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Ark Academy - SecondaryWembley

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 4 pt 11-18 Actual Salary £17,046 - £19,111 dependent on experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover


Ark Academy is an all-through school based in state-of-the-art accommodation set against the backdrop of the iconic Wembley Stadium.  The school opened to reception pupils in September 2008 and then to year 7 in September 2010.  Ark Academy has grown year on year with each new intake of students and now teaches students from 3 to 18 years, and is looking for dedicated staff to join its current team.  

We are looking to recruit a temporary Full Time Chef, on a term time basis, to cover a period of maternity leave and to assist the Catering Manager with all aspects of food preparation, food service, kitchen hygiene and other duties associated with the running of the academies kitchen.    

The successful candidate will be an excellent team player with experience of working in the catering industry, ideally within a school or education setting.  We are looking for someone who will be a good role model for our students who is genuinely interested in supporting the Academy.  

To be successful you must: 

• hold a certificate in Food Safety and an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification in catering 

• have experience of working in a kitchen, including knowledge of Health and Safety and Food Safety legislation  

• have high standard food preparation and service • be able to effectively, motivate and work as part of a large team 

• have great organisational skills.  

It is preferable that you have a background of working with volume catering and/or in schools although this is not essential. If you are innovative, hardworking, with the ability to motivate a team to consistently deliver a superior service we want to hear from you. This role is term time only, 40 weeks per annum which is reflected in the pro rata salary.   

If you are looking for a new challenge with a good work life balance we would like to hear from you.  

To apply, please submit your application online by visiting  The deadline for applications is 11am on Friday 24 November 2017.  If you would like any further information or wish to discuss this role, please contact the Catering Manager, Victoria Longdon, on 020 8385 4370 or contact the HR Advisor via email at   

Deadline:  11am on Friday 24 November 2017 

Salary: Scale 4 Pt 11-17 (£17,046 – £19,111 actual pro rata salary based    on 36hrs per week 40 weeks per annum) dependent  on experience 

Start date: As soon as possible Interviews:

Interviews:  Week commencing 27 November 2017  

Ark is Committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Ark Academy - Secondary
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Bridge Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9JP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4370
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About Ark Academy

Ark Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational all-through academy for 3 to 18-year-olds in Wembley, London. It opened its primary school in September 2008 and its secondary school in September 2010. Ark Academy is recent...