Cook in Charge

Witherslack Group
Bramley, Rotherham
£18,887 - £19,650 + excellent benefits and paid full school holidays
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Abbeywood School is expanding; we are opening a new school and an exciting opportunity to join our Support Services Team as Cook in Charge has been created. The successful candidate will get to work in our brand new kitchen, work regular hours with no evenings or weekends and have 14 weeks paid holiday per year.

As Cook in Charge at our Witherslack Group School, you’ll whip up delicious meals for around 50-100 staff, visitors and young people. Food hygiene is paramount and you’ll observe all regulations. You’ll also plan menus and consider nutritional standardsIt’s a great opportunity to build relationships with staff and young people alike.

Along with a Level 3 qualification in Food Safety in Catering (or equivalent), you’ll bring good organisational skills and the ability to plan menus.  These menus must be well-balanced and encourage our young people to try new food. Having catered for large groups before, you’ll know how to budget and order in bulk. An insistence on high standards means your food is always tasty and well prepared.

Abbeywood School opened in January 2019 and like all of our schools, offers state-of-the-art learning resources and well equipped environments. Our young people will be supported in small class sizes, by well qualified and experienced staff who are able to offer an extensive range of academic, practical, vocational, sport and leisure activities, to support both a young person’s educational achievements and social and communication skills.

For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. Through our aspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.


We know you’re going to do great things as part of our brilliant team. To say thank you, we offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. In return for your hard work, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, full school holidays (including bank holidays), contributory pension (matched up to 5%), Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, and Cycle to Work Scheme. We’ll also cover the cost of your Enhanced DBS check, which is a compulsory part of our recruitment process.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Helen Cookman – Senior Administrator on 01709 916900.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

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