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School Food Cook

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 25 

Salary:£18,564 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:various, various, various, various, various 


Closing date:31 December 2021 at midnight 

Job Purpose:
To assist with the preparation, production and distribution of meals for the school as appropriate. To assist in ensuring that the service and standards provided meet the requirements of the School Food Support Service. To take responsibility for the operation of the school kitchen in the (short term) absence of the School Food Supervisor.
1. To assist the School Food Supervisor with the preparation and cooking of food as required, including hospitality catering and special dietary needs.
2. To undertake clearing, cleaning of premises, plant, equipment and the setting up and putting away of dining room furniture.
3. To assist the School Food Supervisor with the provision of a quality service, to include transported meals where applicable.
4. In the absence of the School Food Supervisor to liaise if necessary with Headteachers or representatives of the establishment with regard to the school’s requirements.
5. To assist with promoting the service including the provision of hospitality catering.
6. In the absence of the School Food Supervisor to ensure the security of the base kitchen including the associated stores and surrounds as appropriate.
7. To report the breakdown of equipment, the need for structural repairs, Food Safety hazards, break-ins and accidents, to the School Food Supervisor or as directed.
8. To carry out cashier and cash handling duties as appropriate.
9. To undertake basic administration tasks under the direction of the School Food Supervisor.
10. In the absence of the School Food Supervisor to communicate all relevant information to catering staff as directed.
11. To attend training sessions as specified both during term time and out of term time.
12. To attend and assist in the cleaning of the kitchen and surrounds of the 3 specified out of term time cleaning days.
13. During the short term absence of the School Food Supervisor to take responsibility for the day to day operation of the kitchen, including the production of food and related tasks, and staffing issues.
14. It may be necessary from time to time to work at another school kitchen within a reasonable geographical distance; any such change would be subject to negotiation.
When requested by senior management or other County Council designated Emergency Planning Officers, take an active role in emergency alerts or exercises.
Subject to the duration of the need, the special conditions given below apply:
(a) The nature of the work may involve the postholder carrying out work outside of normal working hours.
(b) The postholder may be required to attend, from time to time, training courses, conferences, seminars or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service.
(c) Expenses will be paid in accordance with the Local Conditions of Service.
(d) This post is subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Criminal Records Bureau regarding any previous criminal record.
Leicestershire County Council is seeking to promote the employment of disabled people and will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.
This job description sets out the duties and responsibilities of the post at the time when it was drawn up. Such duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

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