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Assistant Cook

We are currently looking for an Assistant Cook to join our school in Urmston, Manchester.

About Abbotsford Preparatory School:

Abbotsford, founded in 1908, is a highly regarded, thriving independent co-educational day school with pupils aged from 4 months to 11 years. Our setting provides the ideal setting for creating a secure and happy atmosphere, which encourages each child to develop their gifts and unlock their potential. Our pupils benefit from a broad and varied curriculum and the quality of the teaching leads to excellent academic achievement with outstanding results for children transitioning from Year Six into their secondary schools of first choice.

About the Position

  • Assisting the Head Cook in preparation of food and beverages and cooking meals
  • Maintaining safe and hygienic working practices at all times
  • To support the School’s commitment to safeguarding children
  • Assisting with the preparation and cooking of vegetables and salads for serving at mealtimes
  • Assisting with general washing up on a daily basis plus any weekly cleaning that is required
  • To help serve dinners and help with the clearing up
  • Assist with the smooth running of the Kitchen and ordering etc.
  • Providing refreshments as needed for meetings and functions
  • Observation of Health & Safety security and hygiene in the kitchen
  • The promotion of a caring environment and good inter-department relations
  • Assist with food service as necessary at lunchtime and during functions
  • Ensure food is attractively presented and the correct portion controls are in place
  • Assisting with food ordering, particularly during periods of school holiday. Stock checking
  • Adhering to cleaning schedules, including kitchen, dining areas, furniture and equipment.
  • Part of this role will involve safeguarding responsibilities including the reporting of any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Team

About you

  • The ideal candidate will have experience working in a busy kitchen environment
  • Confident at communicating both verbally and in writing
  • Have an up to date, working knowledge of Health & Safety and Food Safety Guidelines
  • Be proactive, organised and methodical
  • Be passionate about a career within catering/the education sector.

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Salary: £ 9.50 per hour

Closing Date: 27th June 2022

Benefits: Wellness Programme, Company Pension, Life Assurance

Immediate start available

To find out more about this job, please read our Job Description.

How To Apply

To apply, please complete our Application Form and return it to 

Abbotsford Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for ALL jobs will undergo appropriate child-protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enhanced level, costs are covered by the company. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.