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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible after interview

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,366.00 - £23,114.00 Annually (FTE) Actual salary £14,298 - £14,777 per annum

Assistant Cook job summary

Assistant Cook 

Pickwick Academy Trust would like to recruit a permanent member of staff to perform the role of

Assistant Cook based at Ivy Lane School.

 Hours: 27.5 hours per week, 9.00am – 2.30pm, Monday to Friday, 39 weeks per year (term time only, plus TD Days).

Salary range: C2-C4 £22,366-£23,114 pro rata, actual salary £14,298 - £14,777 per annum

Required to start: asap after interview

Do you want a job where you can inspire and make a difference to the lives of children?

If the answer is yes, then Ivy Lane Primary School is the place to be!

Ivy Lane School is a two-form entry Primary School in the centre of Chippenham, Wiltshire and is part of the Pickwick Academy Trust. We also have our on-site Sunflowers Nursery which accepts children from the age of 3 years old.

We believe in ‘Learning for Life’, aiming to equip every child with both the skills to be successful beyond their primary years and a life-long appetite for learning. The school community really is a special place to learn. Our recent Ofsted Jan 2022 recognised this; ‘Teamwork is central to the work at Ivy Lane to ensure pupils are educated and nurtured well.’

Our school values of ‘Learning, Environment, Others and Ourselves’ underpin our ethos. We place a huge importance on outdoor learning and are very lucky to have Forest Schools Provision. We also have an extensive provision of social and emotional support for our children.

We are looking to appoint a new member to our catering team to perform the role of Assistant Cook at Ivy Lane Primary School.

Duties will include:

·        Assisting the head cook in meal preparation and cooking tasks

·        Helping with kitchen organisation and cleanliness

·        Following recipes and guidelines for food preparation

·        Ensuring food safety and sanitation practices are followed

·        Maintaining a clean and organised work area

The jobholder must have previous experience of working within a catering environment, demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  This will position involve undertaking annual Safeguard training and using school reporting systems for any Safeguard concerns, as well as completing on-line Food Hygiene training.

Please refer to the job description for further information.

Interested candidates are required to complete and return an application form by 12pm

Monday 27th November 2023

Interviews will be conducted on Thursday30th November 2023

All shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of safer recruitment due diligence. Successful candidates will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check and a barred list check if working in regulated activity.

At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Pickwick Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all.  Our aim is to ensure that no applicant or employee is discriminated against or is disadvantaged by policies, procedures, conditions or requirements.



Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ivy Lane Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
442 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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