Primary Head Chef, Acton

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Ark Byron Primary AcademyActon

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Start date: 14/11/17
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £31,449, pro rata depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Help to create an outstanding new primary school in the heart of West London 

Start date: January 2018 

Salary: Up to £31,449, pro rata depending on experience

Location: Acton Park, Acton, West London

Hours: Term Time plus 2 weeks

Nearest Tube station: Acton Central

Deadline: 11 am November 30th 

Interview date: week commencing 4th December 

Ofsted: Not inspected yet. 

Visits to our school are warmly encouraged; to arrange, please call 020 3110 0787.

Ø Looking for a new and exciting challenge?

Ø Excited by the prospect of being a founding member of staff at a brand new school?

Ø Looking to work in an outstanding and unique park setting with brand new facilities ?

Ø Enthusiastic to provide high nutritional standards whilst being creative?

Ark Byron opened in September 2015 and is already on its way to becoming an outstanding school in the community. 

Ark Byron Primary Academy is a two form entry primary school soon relocating to brand-new facilities in Acton. We are now looking for an outstanding chef to join a dynamic team of highly motivated professionals who share a vision to ensure all pupils receive the best possible start in education.

This academic year Ark Byron is currently based at its sister school, Ark Priory, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted in June 2015. Next year, in the spring of 2018, Ark Byron will move a short distance away to a brand new, purpose-built building in a fantastic park setting in Acton- almost unheard of for inner London!

Joining Ark Byron Primary Academy is an exciting opportunity to help create an outstanding school from the beginning of its journey, and embark on a rewarding career path.

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to help propel a new school forward, and be part of children’s development at a crucial time in their life, we would love to hear from you.

Ark Byron Academy works closely with its sister school Ark Priory to provide the best possible education and experience, whilst also expecting the highest standards, from staff, pupils and parents. Please see our candidate information pack for additional information.

It has been a rare privilege and opportunity to launch a new academy. Key for us is having  the right people making the journey with us. At Ark Byron, we are highly ambitious for our pupils and our staff are pivotal to our success. We aim to develop your career through an outstanding professional development programme. You will be encouraged to be a reflective and open professional practitioner and  will be fully  supported by the expertise of the senior leadership team and experienced network colleagues. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and experienced chef to join our school.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong culinary background and be motivated by providing the best possible food and service to customers. You should be forward thinking and have the passion and enthusiasm that will allow you to lead by example and bring continuous innovation, vibrancy and development to the food provision at school. You must also be IT literate, well organised and a confident communicator.

As a member of staff at Ark Byron Primary Academy, you will work in high quality new facilities and you can expect to receive excellent professional development and support from colleagues across the Ark network. In addition, we offer attractive remuneration as well as a range of benefits including reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.

Our core values are “courage,” “exploration,” “endeavour” and “excellence.” Ark Byron has started their "Forest School" where they visit Acton Park for outdoor learning on one afternoon each week. We take great pride in the diversity of our student body, celebrating all backgrounds and cultures. Our community is already very strong and we are fortunate to have a committed and supportive parent body.

If you are an outstanding individual who has the relentless drive, boundless enthusiasm and the resilience for a challenging but rewarding new opportunity please submit an application today.

To apply, please submit your application via If you have any queries please contact Vanessa Watson at Ark Byron or call 020 3110 0787. Applications must be made by 11am on Thursday 30th November 2017. We will review applications as we receive them and may contact applicants before the closing date.

If you have any queries regarding your application, please contact the recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or


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 Byron Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: C/o Ark Priory Academy, Acton Lane, Acton, London, W3 8NR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3110 0787
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