To start 30 March 2020 - Maternity cover only

[NJC 1 to 4]

34.5 hours per week term time all year round

The William Henry Smith School is a non-maintained residential special school for boys aged 5-19 experiencing complex Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges. Our students have a breadth of special educational needs, including learning difficulty and disability. We are a not for profit charitable organisation providing ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ education, therapy and care. Our vision is to ensure opportunities for success are provided through a diverse programme of bespoke individual learning pathways and life skills across the 24 hour curriculum which serve to develop resilience and skills for life-long learning, happiness and an improved quality of life. The school has a strong ethos and culture, built upon firm foundations that underpins all our work on improving quality of life outcomes for our students and their families, through our strong focus on keyworking, developing relationships with students and partnerships with parents and carers.        

The School requires a qualified cook to join the school’s catering team to cover maternity leave. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, forward thinking individual who can bring new innovative ideas to the catering team. We are looking for an individual who is well trained and up to date with current legislation with regards to nutrition and food standards in Schools and is able to look at new ways of working and develop best working practices within the team. A basic food hygiene certificate and GCSE Maths and English would also be desirable. There is a whole school expectation that all staff play an integral part in our keyworking structure which is embedded within our quality of life values and ethos

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The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service background check (you are applying for a position working in regulated activity). The school is also committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of both students and staff and reflects life in Modern Britain.

For further information on this post please contact Sonia Stewart, HR Manager on the following email address:

To obtain an application pack please email

Closing date for applications: Friday, 7 February 2020

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted on Monday, 10 February 2020

(If you are not contacted by the school by 11 February 2020 you will not have been selected

Proposed interview date: Thursday, 13th February 2020