Up to £12 per hour

Job Title:
School Cook

Tipton, West Midlands

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Job Title: School Cook

Location: Dudley Port School, Tipton

Hours: 20 hours per week - term time only

We are seeking a reliable and experienced School Cook to join our team at Dudley Port School in Tipton. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and serving meals to students and staff in a busy school environment.

Dudley Port School is an ambitious day school providing complete, specialist education for young people aged 11 to 16 years.


  • Plan and prepare daily meals and specials, taking into account dietary requirements and food allergies
  • Maintain inventory of food and supplies, ordering as necessary
  • Ensure that the kitchen and equipment are kept clean and well-maintained at all times
  • Work with the school nutritionist to ensure that meals meet nutritional guidelines
  • Monitor food temperatures to ensure safe food handling practices are followed
  • Assist with the setup and clean-up of the lunchroom


  • At least 2 years' experience as a cook in a school or similar setting
  • Knowledge of safe food handling practices and regulations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow recipes and instructions

Why work for us?

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Christmas bonus
  • Blue Light Card
  • Colleague referral scheme with cash rewards - earn up to £2500 per referral!*
  • Financial wellbeing service
  • Life Assurance
  • Tastecard - spectacular savings on dining, pizza, cinema tickets, supermarkets, and UK attractions!
  • Opportunity to progress in your career through our Education Academy, and ongoing training and professional development.
  • Comprehensive and tailored induction programme including face-to-face training, online modules, shadowing, and local induction period.
  • Face-to-face therapeutic training and support for all colleagues via our SHINE programme.
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all colleagues on a variety of topics
  • Employee assistance programme - free, confidential support via Bupa.
  • Supportive management and senior leaders.
  • High quality CPD opportunities.
  • Free eye checks.
  • Community and wellbeing- Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need to feel good about what you do. We're in this together.

To start your journey with Horizon, apply now!

Horizon Care and Education is committed to its employees, values the needs of our employees and the people we support. We recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled staff, so we are committed to attract and retain talent who align with our values, vision & mission statement. We value diversity, equality, and inclusion, offering equal opportunities to all individuals interested in joining our organisation.

Candidates who meet the minimum required criteria of the person specification will be guaranteed an interview under the disability confident employer scheme. During your application process, you will be asked to complete an application form which will be used through your recruitment assessment and onboarding journey. Please outline any reasonable adjustments that can be made to support your application and assessment process.

We are committed to safeguarding, the standards of safer recruitment defined under Keeping Children Safe in Education, and enabling a safe culture; a culture that ensures that our employees and the young people in our care and education are safeguarded and receive the right support that meets their individual needs We promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all employees, all visitors of Horizon and partner organisations who support us to share this commitment.


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