School Cook

Ark Academy

  • £25,064 - £28,374
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Job Roles:
  • Contract Term:
  • Expiry Date: 15/04/24
  • Job Reference: Academy-5548
Posted 2 weeks ago

Salary:  £25647 (Actual pro rata salary based on 36hrs per week 42 weeks per annum and is taken from the full time salary of £27,687) Salary Band 5 pt 5

Location: Wembley, London

Nearest Tube station: Wembley Park (Jubilee/Metropolitan)

Start date: ASAP

Deadline: 15 April 2024

Interviews: will be arranged on an ongoing basis.  The school reserves the right to close this advert early and interviews may take place before the advertised closing date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role to avoid disappointment.

Ofsted: Outstanding (2022) 


Opportunity to join an ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy specialising in mathematics and citizenship.


Ark Academy is an all-through school in Wembley Park, set against the backdrop of the iconic Wembley Stadium, with excellent transport links


About the role:

We are now looking to appoint a dynamic and effective School Cook.  The successful candidate will be supporting, preparing and cooking a weekly menu (breakfast & lunch) to cater to our diverse school community.  The role will include all aspects of food preparation, food service, kitchen hygiene and other duties associated with the running of a busy school kitchen and food service operations. The working hours will be Monday 7:30am – 4:00pm; Tuesday to Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm including lunch break.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have the Right to Work in the UK
  • Have experience in a similar role within a school or the education sector, or other kitchen hospitality environment.
  • Be able to implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school.
  • Be able to contribute to overall school behaviour records and provide feedback.
  • Be able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of students.
  • Possess strong oral communication skills with adults and children
  • Be highly organised and efficient, capable of multi-tasking and working at pace.
  • Be able to meet the physical demands of the role.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • become part of a team of an ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy
  • join the Ark network and have access to a range of benefits including professional development opportunities, reduced gym membership and large retail discounts
  • Our successful behaviour policies treat student behaviour not as the responsibility of individual teachers, but of the entire school. This ensures as a teacher at Ark Academy, your time is never wasted dealing with discipline. Our students know what is expected of them, allowing both students and teachers to focus on learning.


View the candidate information pack here. 


Click here to find out more about the benefits of work for Ark Academy.


How to apply:

To apply, please visit and submit an application.


For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Victoria Longdon, Catering Manager on 020 8385 4370 or via email  


This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  


Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 


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