Cook, Didcot

Aureus Primary SchoolDidcot
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,737 - £19,580
Contract term: Permanent


Aureus Primary School is a brand new, state of the art primary school that will be opening on the Great Western Park, Didcot. We will grow to two forms of entry with a maximum capacity of 420 pupils once full, but will open with two Reception Classes and a Nursery provision from September 2018. We are seeking an experienced Cook to lead our in-house catering provision.

Core purpose:

To be responsible for the effective and efficient production (preparation, presentation and service) of the food and beverages served to all members of the school community and visitors. 

To be a strong team player within the food services team and support in the objectives of the school’s food service department. 

Key Accountabilities:

To carry out cooking duties, ensuring that meals are ready on a daily basis to meet the schools timetable deadlines.

To carry out the preparation of all service areas as directed and to ensure sufficient supplies throughout the service period. This includes moving and setting up furniture, setting up service trolleys and dismantling as required.

To undertake all aspects of cleaning in the catering services areas in accordance with standards.

To attend to the cleanliness of equipment and storage areas, including fridge and freezers.

To work on a rota basis within the range of tasks as directed.

To follow guidelines to ensure Food Safety is of paramount important at all times.

To attend all relevant training courses as the need arises.

To work as part of a team with other kitchen personnel contributing to the objectives of the meal service in the school.

To work with the school to improve service delivery.

To treat customers with respect.

To ensure the effective and responsible usage of all kitchen and service orientated equipment.

To support the provision of food education as part of the school curriculum in support with the teaching staff.

Seek out opportunities to enable the food to support and enhance the curriculum experiences.

To maintain an active interest in the schools curriculum in order to ensure food continues to play a vital role in the holistic development of the schools community

To work in accordance with the rota to ensure clean and orderly use of areas

To support the cleanliness and good working conditions 

To ensure all deliveries are put away in rotation

Contribute to achieving good value for money in the food service operation

Support the management, scheduling and monitoring of food ordering, storage and service to ensure the minimization of waste

To support the provision, presentation and service for the schools function catering requirements

To support the development menus and service opportunities to showcase the schools food service at events and conference to support revenue generation for the school 

Accountable to:

School Business Leader

GLF Schools expects its employees to work flexibly with the framework of the duties and responsibilities above. This means that the post holder may be expected to carry out work that is not specified in the job profile but which is within the remit of the duties and responsibilities.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. 


We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and students are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.


We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


We are open to applications from those seeking flexible roles including zero hours contracts, part time, and job share responsibilities.

Application Deadline: 24/05/2018

Interview Date: 05/06/2018

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