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Salary details: £19,611 - £19,755 per annum (pro-rated as applicable)
Job term: Permanent
Hours: Part-time (8.30am - 2.30pm minus 30 minutes break)
Location: Moor Lane Day Nursery, Chessington
Directorate: Education Service 

About the role

As Cook/lunch cover support for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

  • To prepare, cook and serve meals for nursery children aged 3 months to 4years, and to supervise children within the nursery to cover staff lunch breaks.
  • Planning, preparing and serving appropriate menus within the budget
  • Maintaining the health and safety and a hygienic kitchen environment in accordance with relevant regulations
  • To provide lunchtime cover for childcare staff to support effective learning, welfare and development of the children.

This is a fantastic role a lively and supportive team.
 
About us

We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
 
About you

To be Cook/lunch cover support for AFC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

• Experience of cooking for large numbers in a professional capacity
• of nutrition to promote a balanced, healthy diet for all children including those with specialised dietary needs
• Be a positive role model for the children attending the nursery in your capacity as and whilst supervising the children
 
In return, we will offer you high-quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.
 
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Carol Price for an informal discussion at carol.price@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 020 8391 2113

Cook Job Profile.pdf
 
Benefit of working for Achieving for Children

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
 
The successful candidate will have access to;
• Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
• A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
• Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
• A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
• Tools and models including Signs of Safety
• Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
 
You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk 
 
How to apply

Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. Some of our positions require CV only.
 
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. This post involves working with children and young people enhanced DBS clearance will to confirm suitability to work with children.
 
Closing date: 28/08/2018
Interview date: 03/09/18

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