21 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 August 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 15 hours per week (hours to be determined between 10.30am and 3.00pm)

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year (with the opportunity to become permanent)

Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • be highly motivated

  • be a good team player and work flexibly in a busy working environment

  • be able to work on their own initiative and to follow instructions from their line manager

  • be passionate about providing high quality, nutritious foods each day

  • follow Health & Safety guidelines at all times

  • play an active role in all aspects of the role including preparation, delivery, maintenance and cleanliness of the schools kitchen and delivery service areas

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • wonderful and keen children

  • a professional and supportive work environment

  • fantastic professional development and tailored support programmes

  • unique and rewarding career progression opportunities

Further details about the role

The Assistant Cook, will support the school’s chef in the preparation and daily delivery of service within the school kitchen and lunchtime service. You will be expected to work in accordance with the required standards and statutory regulations to ensure the efficient and economic use of all allocated resources. The Assistant Cook may be expected to step up and lead the kitchen team in the absence of the chef. In addition the successful candidate will support the current catering team in ensuring the smooth operation of the kitchen, maintenance of due diligence procedures and any associated bookwork will be an essential part of this role.

The post is initially for a fixed term contract until July 2025, however there may be room to extend this beyond that date and the possibility to become a permanent position in the future.

Commitment to safeguarding

Successful candidates will be required to apply for an enhanced Criminal Record Check via DBS.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all members of staff to share this commitment.
For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.gainsborough.hackney.sch.uk

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to finance@gainsborough.hackney.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About Gainsborough Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 0 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
301 pupils enrolled
Age range
Not given

Gainsborough Primary School is a one-form entry Primary School located in the heart of Hackney Wick. We are a Federation of eight schools called Primary Advantage. We believe our schools can gain many benefits from working collaboratively and can achieve more by working together. We have made a commitment to a shared responsibility to the wider education community, the provision of good quality education and the improvement of life chances for pupils in the community beyond that of our own schools. Teachers, support staff, school leaders and Governors have added expertise in working alongside colleagues to improve provision and outcomes for pupils.

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