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The Treehouse Club Forestry Nursery and Out of School Club are unique settings. Offering both a pre-school and out of school club for children aged from 6 weeks to 11 years old, we are open from 7am until 7pm and offer our children the wonderful experiences of attending a forestry setting and learning in an outside environment.

We are looking for an experienced cook to join our growing tea

Job description:

Purpose of the job:

You will be required to undertake all activities for the children’s evening meal including food preparation, cooking and cleaning up the kitchen.

Your working hours will be Monday to Friday from 3:30pm until 6:00pm.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Promote a good place to work and children to attend 
  • Complete kitchen inventory and prepare food orders.
  • Maintain our environmental health standard rating of 5.
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Make sure all food planned is in line with allergies.
  • Follow all cleaning rotas.
  • Complete opening and closing checks of the kitchen.
  • Fill in food diary on a daily basis.
  • Fill in a file all paper work related to your role.
  • Make sure the kitchen area is kept up to high level of health and safety standards.
  • Gain a clear and up to date knowledge of policy and procedures to adhere to.
  • Promote child well being
  • Update menus on a termly basis, in line with season and children’s tastes.

Additionally to undertake such other tasks as are reasonably required to undertake the cook’s role.

Person specification:

The ideal applicant will have the following skills and qualities:

  • At least one year of cook experience at a setting within a nursery or at a school.

How will we evaluate you and your suitability to this role:

  • We will be looking for you to demonstrate relevant experience at your interview.
  • You will have the suitable skills and qualifications, with food safety and hygiene certificates.

Employment information:

You will be reporting to: The setting manager

The salary for this role will be:  £8.00 per hour

The initial length of probation will be:  3 months

Safeguarding statement

The Treehouse Club Forestry Nursery and Out of School Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and takes its statutory duties and responsibilities in this context very seriously. We expect everyone working in or on behalf of the setting to share our commitment.

We take pride in ensuring that our robust policies and procedures are reviewed regularly and implemented consistently, by everyone, as we strive to maintain a strong safeguarding working practices and culture. Annual safeguarding training is provided to all staff and is an integral part of the setting’s Continued Professional Development training. All staff, volunteers and main contractors undergo appropriate DBS checks prior to appointment.

Safer recruitment

The Treehouse Club Forestry Nursery and Out of School Club applies safer recruitment policies to ensure that all of our staff are suitable to work with children and young people. We advise you in advance that two people will be involved in your recruitment process. Both people will partake in your interview and each person will individually review all applications and paperwork to ensure that you are suitable for the role.

Part of our safer recruitment procedure includes obtaining references for you. One of these references must be your latest employer. If you are unable to obtain a reference before the interview from your current employer then you must obtain references from the employer before that as well as one other reference.

References from former employers are preferable over any other referee. Please note that we will need to obtain a reference from your latest employer before completing our processes for you to commence working for us.

We are at liberty to advise you that if there are gaps in your employment history or any other information that gives us cause for concern, we will contact your former employers to obtain further information and satisfy any concerns that we have.

Eligibility to work within the UK

We will need to obtain evidence from you to confirm that you are eligible to work within the UK. We confirm that this information, as well as all personal information, will be held in our Staff Central Record.


Contact Information

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