Job Title: Assistant Cook for School and Children's Home
Location: Options HIgford
Salary: £17,004 - 17.615 dependent on experience
Can you enrich the lives of young people as an Assistant School Cook?
We are looking for an Assistant Cook to join our fantastic team at Options Higford. As an Assistant Cook, you will help support our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are well fed, comfortable, and healthy.
This is a great opportunity to work as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. You will contribute to all aspects of catering at school, in particular the lunch-time meal for pupils and colleagues, in addition to ensuring that hygiene and safety protocols are implemented to the highest standards.
Our Cook and Assistant Cooks carry out an essential role to provide meals required by the children and young people in our care. You will play an important part in the development of healthy habits and enjoyment of mealtimes for our learners. For many of our children, consistency is key, and our School Cook and Assistant Cooks take time to make sure everything is as it should be for a smooth lunchtime service and take pride in ensuring that hygiene and safety protocols are implemented to the highest standards.
Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for an Assistant Cook who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Previous catering experience is a must and whilst it would be great if that were in a similar setting, it isn’t essential as full training will be given. You will be quality focused, efficient, able to work at pace, and motivated to help us provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.
Options Higford is a DfE registered school and OFSTED rated children’s home offering a purpose-built service specially designed to meet the educational and development needs of the children in our care. Set in 28 acres of rolling Shropshire countryside, we provide a caring, structured and homely environment for our children. We are within commuting distance of Shifnal, Telford, Dudley, Stourbridge, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Cannock, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Stone, Stoke and surrounding towns.
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Application process & date
Interviews are currently taking place via Microsoft Teams.
Closing date for applications is 23rd February
Interviews will be held 2nd to 4th March
Start date to be April 2021
Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.