Academy Cook
Ark Putney Academy
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Ark Putney Academy

Academy Cook

Required as soon as possible

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a ‘good’ school

Reporting to: Lead Catering Manager 
Location: Ark Putney Academy

Contract: Permanent 
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 36 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only) 
Salary:  Ark Support Scale 6: Pay Point 10, £25,612 pro rata - Actual salary: £21,933

Ark Putney Academy opened in September 2012 as part of the Ark network in the London Borough of Wandsworth, a mixed school with 960 students, ranging from year 7 through to a very successful sixth form.  As an inclusive school we are proud of our success with a wide range of students.

In our 2017 OFSTED inspection we were rated ‘Good’ in every category.

We are now looking to appoint a dynamic and effective Academy Cook.  The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and cooking a daily changing menu (breakfast, lunch and after school) 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 the kitchen and food service operations.

Our ideal candidate will have:

·         Experience of working in a busy kitchen

·         Experience of catering in large quantities within a school setting is desirable

·         Professional catering qualifications

·         Professional outlook, detailed orientated and able to multitask and meet deadlines

·         A team player that can work collaboratively as well as using own initiative

·         A genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every pupil


If you share our commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you!

To view the role's job description click here: Academy Cook.docx

Please submit your application by 9.00am on Monday 4 July

 Interviews will be on a rolling basis so early application is advised


The academy reserves the right to close this advertisement early if we received a high volume of suitable applicants

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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.