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Position: School Cook (Temporary cover to December 2020)


Salary £10.20 per hour


Hours: 22.5 hours per week, Term time only (10am – 2.30pm)


Highgate Hill House School is an independent co-educational day school for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), aged 5 to 16 years with social, emotional and mental health needs, including Autism.


This represents a great opportunity for a self-motivated and passionate cook to fit in with daily school life. Preparing, cooking and serving approximately 50 hot and cold lunches to include all dietary requirements of our children where necessary and on occasion, preparing any staff and student meeting buffets as required. Working within the current Health and Safety guidelines to ensure safety of the kitchen and dining room areas.


Reporting to the School Business Manager, you will be responsible for planning and costing menus in order to provide a balanced healthy and nutritious offer to meet the needs of all. Maintaining accurate records of all food supplies, fridge / freezer and cooking temperatures, ensuring correct storage and stock rotation with responsibility for all food orders and deliveries.


Our school is a learning community for staff and students, where everyone feels welcome, included and respected. Our success is measured by our student’s happiness and achievements in school and life. 


If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please telephone 01288 341998


A Job Description, Application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be downloaded using the buttons below. 


Please return your completed form by email, post or hand by the closing date to or Highgate Hill House School, Whitstone, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6TJ. 

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 23rd September 2020.


A DBS disclosure is required for this post. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure for this post, along with the relevant pre-employment checks.

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01288 341998

07951 463554 (term-time only)

07765 182948 (evenings, weekends and holidays)

Head Teacher: Gina Wagland




EX22 6TJ