School Sous Chef

Newington Green Primary School, London, N16 8NP

17 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    17 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



NJC scale 4 points 8 to 11 (actual salary £21,707- £23,307pa)

School Sous Chef job summary

The Executive Headteacher and Governors at Newington Green Primary School are looking to appoint
a School Sous Chef.
The role of Sous Chef will have a major impact on the children’s lives through ensuring that children get a high-quality food offering throughout the day at school and learn about nutrition which will set them up for life.
We want candidates who want to make our food vison come to life!
Our Food Vision
We want food at both schools to be a central and important part of our whole school educational offer. We would like food linked to the curriculum, and topics we are learning, where possible. We want food staff to be part of the school, and part of the ethos of giving our children the best. As with educational staff, we will expect food based school staff to perform in line with the school values and ethos.
We want children, staff and parents to have a say in the menu offer, and for children to learn about food and nutrition through a healthy school food offer. We want pupils to know about where food comes from, food names, and try new foods in a nurturing environment. We want food to be cooked from scratch, locally sourced, seasonal and as ethical as possible.
We want children in our schools to:
*All have the school meal
* LOVE the menu- which reflects what they want to eat, whilst educating them sensitively about new foods
* Know all the kitchen team by name, be excited to see them, and not scared to ask for more, less or what they want
*Have kitchen staff who listen to what they would like (Food council) and plan fun, nutritious, cooked from scratch menus
*A dining experience which ensures they can talk, share food and know what they are eating (labels, education)
*Have a high quality breakfast and after school offer which compliments the school day offer
*Develop the food cultures of the schools to ensure pupils understand the journey of food from farm to fork, how food reflects cultures, understanding nutrition and health
We want you if you can…
Lead on developing, implementing, and continuously improving the food vision for Newington Green Primary School working closely with Senior Leadership Team, Head Chef and the kitchen team.
Manage the kitchen day to day with the Support of our Head Chef, Emma, who will lead across both schools.
Ensure Newington Green children get a cooked from scratch, fantastic meal offer for breakfast, lunch and supper through working with and leading the kitchen team.
Salary: NJC scale 4 points 8 to 11, actual salary £21,707- £23,307pa. 35 hours per week, term time only. As an Islington employee the school pays into the Local Government Pension Scheme at around 22% of your salary- an excellent benefit for staff.

Please apply online at If you need any assistance, please contact Schools HR at quoting reference NG/RTH/1109

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 17th July 2022 the advert closes. BUT PLEASE APPLY ASAP, and we will get you in for interview! We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. Feeding children well cannot wait!
Selection process:

Newington Green and Rotherfield Primary Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check will be required. Also, if this post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to declare.

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About Newington Green Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
420 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number
020 7254 3092

Newington Green is a vibrant, two form entry school, with Nursery and two year old provision, serving a diverse community in Islington. The majority of pupils are of minority ethnic origin with Turkish, Somalian and Bengali being the largest ethnic groups in the school. The school has approximately 40% free school meals entitlement and over 25 languages spoken as first languages in the homes of its pupils.
We were rated good at our last inspection (March 2017) and are working hard to continuously improve.

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