Job Title: Cook and Kitchen Supervisor 
Salary: £17,000 per annum 

Location: Longdon Hall School, Longdon Green, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS15 4PT 
Hours: 35 hours per week, term time plus INSET days 

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Cook and Kitchen Supervisor to join our team at Longdon Hall School, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Someone who can deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

About the School

Longdon Hall School is a co-educational day special educational needs and associated conditions School, which helps educate and support Children aged between 7-18 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) challenges and additional complex behaviours.  This site is OFSTED rated outstanding.

About the Role

Overview of the role highlighting a couple of Key responsibilities, any specific training they will need to complete and any specific parts of the job to be mentioned such as personal care duties/ Driving licence needed etc.

For further responsibilities, please view the Job description.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for to prepare and cook for students and employees of Longdon Hall school and be responsible for the day to day management of catering services.  Managing and maintaining a high standard of practice and hygiene in accordance with current quality standards, in all aspects of food preparation, which will contribute to the quality of care of each student.

Plan menus to provide meals in accordance to student’s dietary needs i.e. dairy free, gluten free, halal and, alongside management, review the school menu when required. To cook in the kitchen providing a resourceful hands-on approach and manage the day to day administration of the Catering Department.
Hold responsibility for food procurement, supplier relationships, stock control and monitoring standards to ensure provision costs are in line with budgetary requirements.  Ensure that competitive rates are maintained for the provision of services and products and undertake regular benchmarking to ensure value for money objectives are achieved.

Essential Criteria

City & Guilds or NVQ Catering or similar 

Food Hygience and Safety Certificate 

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of children and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as 'Outstanding' or 'Good'.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Education & Care Website ( If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Daniel Pallett Headteacher or Gary Berry Facilities Manager on 01543 491051. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.


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