East Midlands Education Trust

Head Cook

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Hollywell Primary School


Scale 4: £20,903 - £22,183 (Pro-Rata)

Hours per Week

25 hours (Term Time Only)



Closing Date



Head Cook

25 hours per week, 8.30am – 1.30pm Term Time Only

Scale 4: £20,903 - £22,183 (Actual Salary: £12,040 - £12,777)

To commence 31st August 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Head Cook at Hollywell Primary School. We are looking for a motivated individual to lead our small catering team serving approximately 120 meals each day.

As the Head Cook you will be preparing a variety of appetising meals every day, using local produce and fresh ingredients.

The successful candidate must be able to prepare and cook healthy and nutritious food to a high standard and will be responsible for maintaining very high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen. You will adhere to cleaning schedules, be hardworking and have a professional attitude towards food, hygiene and the needs of the children and additionally, be responsible for stock control and ordering.

Experience in this sort of work and working with children would be an advantage.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to work alongside other catering leads within the trust to develop our in-house catering provision.

You will join a school with friendly and supportive staff. We can offer:

• A well-resourced school and catering facility.

• Well-behaved enthusiastic children with a thirst for learning.

• Excellent CPD opportunities.

Experience of working with and knowledge of food safety and experience of catering is required. You must have a basic food hygiene certificate as a minimum and an NVQ 2 in catering and hospitality or equivalent. A full induction and training will be provided, so the successful candidate must be willing to undertake further training and development as required to meet the needs of the school.

For further information about the role, a job description can be downloaded below. To download an application form, please click 'Apply Online' above. Applications must be made on an EMET application form. CVs will not be accepted. 

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@emet.uk.com

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. All appointments are made subject to enhanced DBS checks, checks on professional qualifications and eligibility. We welcome applications from all who feel they have the qualities to contribute to the School regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

To find out more about our school, please visit our website or email office@hollywellprimary.org

Closing date for applications in 12 noon, Monday 9th August 2021


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