Cook - Hillside Primary School (22.5 hours)

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Environment & Climate Change
Environmental Strategy & Climate Change
Venue Management
22.5 hours per week
Headfield Road, Huddersfield HD4 6LU
Grade 4
£11,381 - £11,588

At Kirklees we offer competitive pay, the local government pension scheme, great benefits, flexible working and excellent holidays.

Apply now using our quick application form, you can log in using Facebook or Google, the application process should not take long to complete. The form is fully mobile compatible, a computer is not needed and you are not required to upload any documents.

The salary for this role includes 39.8 working weeks and 6.27 weeks of paid annual leave.

Could you be part of a team producing healthy and nutritious meals each day?

How does paid time off at Christmas and Bank Holidays sound?

Are you looking for a term time only role?

How does Monday-Friday sound?  Free up your weekends and evenings to do what you love!

Looking for great rates of pay, paid holiday, regular hours a range of employee benefits and employee healthcare?

Want to build a strong pension fund?

Are you looking for career progression? Kirklees Council offers unrivalled training and career prospects.

We have many roles available and it is anticipated that you will work Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:45 to 1:45 pm, during Term Time

This Primary School Cook role sits within the Kirklees Catering team. As Primary School Cook, you will be responsible for preparing, cooking, and presenting in excess of 200 main meals and sweet items, while providing a high-quality customer-focused service in your school. We know that providing delicious and nourishing meals for children is essential to help to give them the best start in life. This might be the main meal of the day for some children, and you will ensure they have access to balanced, healthy food. In addition to providing the service on a day-to-day basis, you will be involved in providing theme days and other events. We hold several functions throughout the year such the Christmas carol concert, the local pensioners Christmas meal, teachers Christmas lunch. You will have the input to create new and exciting dishes from around the world, educating the students  through food. You must have flair & your own “want to” attitude towards these exciting menus and maybe even try something new yourself!

Kirklees Catering Service provides high-quality catering service to schools throughout our business portfolio. There will be opportunities for progression within the service for the right candidate.

Some of the key features and benefits of being part of the Kirklees Catering Service include:

  • Paid above the national living wage
  • Free food hygiene and Allergen awareness training
  • Christmas off every year
  • Term time working, plus 1 training day, 5 inset days and 3 cleaning days
  • Regular working hours and patterns
  • Monday – Friday working hours
  • Working hours estimated between 8.00am and 3.00pm
  • Working weeks are 39.8 weeks a year, pay is annualised over the year
  • Free parking at or near most schools
  • Good transport links to schools
  • Career progression options
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension contribution

For more information about this job please view the Job Profile below or contact Beverley Swift on or 07973666335 or email

In order for your application to be considered please fully complete the easy application process answering the shortlisting questions.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
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02 January 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.