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  • Closing date

    29 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 September 2023

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Head of Kitchen job summary

Job Title: Head of Kitchen

Salary: Grade/ SP 6 - 10

Contract: Permanent

Working Arrangements: 32 hours 30 minutes / 39 weeks per year

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 15:00 pm (includes 30 minutes unpaid break)

We are looking for a Head of Kitchen to join our friendly team at Chalk Hill Academy. This is a rewarding position, working with a close-knit school team to support our small alternative boarding provision catering for boys aged 8 to 14. Preparing & serving lunch, snacks & supper for approx 15 to 20 pupils & staff, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen, ordering & stock control. There is a 3-week menu cycle following school food standard guidelines which change seasonally 3 times a year, but with scope to add your own touch of flair.


  • Plan, prepare, cook and serve food in accordance with agreed menus to meet specifications and standards as defined by the SENDAT Catering Manager.     
  • Create and vary dishes as agreed with the SENDAT Catering Manager and Headteacher/Head of School, to cater for special local events and traditions and to provide innovative and attractive menus.
  • Ensure that all food provided by the SENDAT catering service on-site meets the dietary requirements of the staff and students. 
  • Promote effective waste management within dining rooms and kitchens on all sites.
  • Work in close co-operation with the SENDAT Catering Manager and Headteacher/Head of School to ensure that any significant issues are addressed without delay.
  • Keep abreast of new initiatives, systems and regulations through regular training.   

The Special Educational Needs and Academies Trust (SENDAT) is a Multi Academy Trust focusing on specialist provision and special schools. Its core aim is to provide for the continuum of special needs across the Eastern region.  

As part of the SENDAT, we offer:

- Staff wellbeing day – can be taken at any point throughout the year

- Access to a wide range of in person and online CPD

- Cycle to work scheme

- Health and welfare assistance package with Simply Health, provides financial support with some things like eye tests, and therapies

- Opportunities to participate in Outdoor Learning activities including Duke of Edinburgh and Scouting schemes

- Annual subsidised staff residential activity weekend in Wales

- Flexibility in start and finish time where possible

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

SENDAT – welcoming diversity.

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About Chalk Hill

School type
Academy, ages 8 to 14
School size
10 pupils enrolled
Age range
8 to 14

School location

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