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Job Title Primary School Cook - Birchley St Marys Primary School
Job reference PEPW329
Department Place Directorate
Grade SCP 04
Pay From: £13086.48 To: £13086.48 per annum
Hours 22.50 hours per week
Closing date 21 November 2023
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council, which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as a Primary School Cook in the School Traded Services.

We have a vacancy for a Primary School Cook at Birchley St Marys Primary School.

The hours of work are 22.50 hours per week. The working hours are Monday to Friday from 9.15am - 1.45pm (variable to meet the needs of the service).

The main duties of the post are:

Controlling the day-to-day management of the school kitchen, to the systems and standards as laid down by the Catering Division.

Organising the work force, preparation, cooking and serving food to the highest possible standard, ordering supplies, controlling portion size, menu and product sampling.

Training staff in the use of equipment and materials, recording of all training, maintaining records and making routine returns to the catering division including simple profit and loss account and time sheets.

Working together with the Head teacher to promote the school meals service to parents and pupils.

Applicants will be required to have (or a willingness to work towards) an NVQ Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking or City & Guilds 706/2. Being in receipt of a basic food hygiene certificate is also essential.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by contacting the Cleaning, Caretaking, SCP & Catering Office on 01744 671757 or 01744 671755.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.

All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Applicant Letter - Primary School Cook.pdf
Application Form - Primary School Cook.pdf
Person Specification - Primary School Cook.pdf
Job Description - Primary School Cook.pdf
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