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Hardwick Primary School, Derby
Salary details
Scale 4 Point 7-9 £24,294 - 25,119 per annum FTE
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date
21 June 2024


We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Chef who has the knowledge, skills and drive required to make a difference to the lives of children in our community.

This is a real opportunity to make your mark and contribute to the development of learning in our school.

Hardwick Primary offers an inspiring modern learning environment for children, nurtured by a friendly, enthusiastic and supportive school team who believe our pupils deserve the best and who consistently strive to make improvements to our outstanding school.

We are proud of our school, our pupils, our team and our achievements and have big plans for the future. Have you the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of this large, ambitious, vibrant, inner-city multicultural school?

We are looking to appoint an experienced Chef to work alongside our Catering Supervisor who will:

  • be jointly responsible for providing approximately 400 healthy and delicious meals for primary aged children and staff using locally sourced ingredients.
  • develop the school menu and support in the sourcing of high-quality ingredients.
  • Plan, alongside the Catering Manager, the smooth running of the school kitchen organising the team and complying with the School Food Standards.
  • maintain high standards of hygiene, have good organisational and management skills and excellent communication with all customers.

Hours are from 8:00am to 2:30pm daily with a half hour lunch break.

The successful candidate will enjoy:

  • A modern well fitted kitchen;
  • working with a friendly, dedicated and supportive staff team;
  • outstanding facilities in our new (PFI) building;
  • a commitment to your professional development and opportunities for further training;
  • a commitment to work with staff to educate pupils on healthy lifestyles and eating.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks.

To apply for this post, please complete the ‘Support Staff Application Form’ (state on the application form which position you are applying for) and ‘Monitoring Form’. Please submit completed applications to admin@hardwick.derby.sch.uk.

Applicants are invited to visit the school by appointment. Please contact admin@hardwick.derby.sch.uk to arrange.

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment, and Disclosure Barring Service checks. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

Please ensure your completed application is returned no later than 12 noon on the Closing Date.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 24 June 2024.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.