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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,200.00 Annually (Actual)

Assistant Chef job summary

Salary: BWT Grade 3, point 7, full time equivalent (FTE) salary  £23,200 pro rata’d  £17,885.62

Hours per week / Weeks per year: 35 hours per week, 39 weeks worked per year plus 5.67  holiday allowance. Working hours will be Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 2.30pm inc 1/2 hour unpaid lunch break

The successful candidate will actively encourage and share our vison and values of the core standards of both food and behaviour, role modelling our values and behaviours within Brooke Weston Trust for your day-to-day team. The Assistant Chef will be responsible for undertaking the preparation, cooking and service of food and beverages plus other related catering duties as directed by the Chef.

The ideal candidate may already have experience working in a school catering environment; however, it is essential that any candidate share our vision to provide an enjoyable and safe environment during lunch times and dismiss the age-old notion that school dinners are bad!  We are launching a new approach to our catering operation and there will be changes to embrace during your time with us if you are successful, you must be agile and flexible as well as be able to lead and champion change with your direct team. Experience of leading and developing a team in a values-led environment will be key to success in this role. Travel between sites may also be required.

As a member of staff at Thomas Clarkson Academy, we can offer you the following:

  • A salary which has been evaluated and benchmarked both internally and externally along with excellent promotional prospects
  • Opportunities for continued professional development and access to the BWT Teaching School
  • The support of a cohesive and committed team who work collaboratively to maintain high standards and expectations
  • A freshly prepared breakfast and hot or cold lunch each day
  • Access to the latest technology throughout the school
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes such as Childcare Vouchers and Bike2work
  • Local Government Pension Scheme

About Brooke Weston Trust

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

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About Thomas Clarkson Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1384 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Thomas Clarkson Academy serves the needs of our 1,300 students, their families and the local community as an increasingly successful, vibrant, welcoming and inclusive, non-selective 11-18 academy. Our motto is ‘Transform, Challenge, Ambition’ and we aim to provide our students with the best opportunities to achieve the academic qualifications and skills to progress to university or the career of their choice. We want our students to realise their potential.

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