School Chef

Job Title:              School Chef

Location:              Oakfield House School, Salwick

Salary:                  £18,000 - £20,000 per annum

Hours:                  30 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Contract:              Permanent, Term time only

Can you enrich the lives of young people as a School Chef?

We are looking for a responsible, caring School Chef to join our fantastic team at Oakfield House School, Salwick.  As School Chef, 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.

Our School Chefs carry out an essential and role to provide meals required by the children and young people in our care.  When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a School Chef, 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 experience in a similar setting would be great, the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are important.

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.

About us

At Oakfield, our fundamental principles solely surround the holistic value of each child. In order for any of our children to thrive and progress in a positive and vibrant manner, we ensure foremost that every child feels safe, secure and ready to learn. We provide nurturing classes that focus on the individual child, develop positive trusting relationships.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. 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 Acorn Education & Care? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS, which must be registered on the update service.

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