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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    6 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£12.18 Hourly Grade 5, scale point 5-7, depending on experience

School Cook job summary

School Cook / Chef Required for School in Oxford

Are you an experienced School Cook who is seeking a full-time role to start in September? This role working in a large secondary school in Oxford might be just right for you!

About the role

You will be an integral part of the team, working closely with the Catering Manager and Assistants to maintain the excellent standard already established in our popular school canteen.

You will assist the catering manager in the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation and serving of meals and snacks within an agreed budget. You will also support the catering department to achieve targets in reducing our carbon footprint and use of plastic products.

On a daily basis, you will ensure the cleanliness and safety of the kitchen, and help to maintain and appropriately store stock.

This role will work during term time only (paid across 12 months), so would be perfect for someone who does not want to work during school holidays.

The role is paid on the NJC salary scale at Grade 5, scale point 5-7. The starting salary for32.5 hour per week, term time contract will be scale point 5 - £17, 267 per annum (£12.18 per hour) dependent on experience.

About the school

We offer a positive and supportive workplace where staff go above and beyond to help students and each other. Visitors always comment that people like each other at Cheney. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and advancement; the range of Continuing Professional Development is second to none.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about the role, prior to application, please contact Pete Haslam, Catering Manager, please email pha@cheneyschool.org or telephone 01865 765726.

Working as part of the River Learning Trust

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

The River Learning Trust and Cheney School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

Commitment to safeguarding

Cheney School and The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and obtain any other statutorily required clearance. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (1 from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.

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About Cheney School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1679 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students. We are what a comprehensive school was designed to be; we are very proud of our inclusive ethos and the fact that we provide a liberal, outward-looking education to students from all backgrounds, and a caring and supportive community for staff.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities.

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