Assistant Cook

Assistant Cook role with future promotion pathway - Term Time only role 30 hours per week

Set in brand new facilities oppostie parkland, with good communter access through Tramlink

For someone with a passion for delivering great food coupled with experienced management techniques and good organisational skills, this new role offers a unique opportunity and great potential. Based in our modern kitchen, with all the latest technical equipment, you will be located in our new £35m school building at COOMBE WOOD SCHOOL in South Croydon, with a dedicated, ambitious team of assistants. Duties will include deputising for the Chef Manager and there are future opportunities for career progression.

You will be expected to assist with the management of all areas of school catering, working in line with the food service and food quality set up by the Director of Catering at Folio Education Trust.  Our aim is to deliver the standards for both pupils and staff by thinking differently, taking risks and being passionate about food provision, freshness, value for money and current food trends. Your contribution to good teamwork is key to successfully delivering our service.  

Education is an exciting place to be and can offer great job security. Coombe Wood School has a genuine focus on Health Related Fitness and so towards this end chocolate, crisps, biscuits fizzy drinks are prohibited in our schools and the ethos is very much “a healthy diet leads to a healthy and active mind”.

Folio Education Trust comprises an established, outstanding boys’ grammar with mixed sixth form, a primary school, a junior school and a brand new secondary phase, comprehensive free school, Coombe Wood School. This is an excellent opportunity for a committed person to join a forward-thinking, diverse and dynamic community and demonstrate their skills.

Closing Date:          9am Wednesday 21st July

Interviews:               Interviews will be held during July  

You are recommended to apply promptly



Folio Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

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Equal Opportunities

At Folio Education Trust we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief.


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